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Handyman Method To Repair Cracked Grout Line


grout cracksGrout is everywhere and grout cracks are pretty common. I see a lot of people (homeowners and their handyman) cover grout cracks with caulking. Well, I guess that will stop water intrusion, but it won't look very good. Caulking doesn't have the same appearance as grout, and it likely won't match the color either. The best way to solve this problem is to replace the grout in that area.

Replacing the grout involves digging out the old grout, filling in the grout lines, and finally cleaning the area.

You have a couple of choices when removing the old grout. You can manually remove it or use a motorized tool. If you choose to manually remove it, use either a grout saw or a tool called a "grout grabber". They both work in the same manner which is placing the tool against the grout and running the tool against the grout while applying pressure. This almost guarantees blisters.

Your other choice is to use a Dremel-type tool. This is a fast spinning tool that spins a bit. The grout removing bit is placed against the grout and it turns it to dust. The only caution here is to have a steady hand as the bit will tend to break if you hit the surrounding tiles.

Once the old grout is removed, mix up a batch of grout, let it rest, and then use a float to stuff the grout into the voids. Use the float to remove the excess grout, let it dry to a haze (about 15 minutes), then buff with a clean white rag.

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This is an interesting blog you've got here. A lot of interesting resources.
Posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:54 AM by Shower Seal
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