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Old 06-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hello,

A newbie here. We would like to change the grout color and technique to a lighter grout and overgrout it. (Photo attached.)

Question is: can we do it directly on top of existing grout? Since we have never done this type of work, is it something we should tackle ourselves????

Have searched for how-to's but nothing is coming up, except the concept of overgrouting/sack finish. If you have any helpful directions, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Cara
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The common term is 'repointing' or 'tuck pointing'

I'm a tile guy ,not a mason---but I suggest a pro for this job---that work is difficult to do neatly --the results might look horrible--

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might have better luck staining the mortar ( grout is for tile & trix are for kids ),,, this is tedious, skill/technique, demanding attn-to-detail work,,, its very difficult to take a color LIGHTER than darker,,, the tools aren't expensive but the knowledge/skill's priceless
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might have better luck staining the mortar ( grout is for tile & trix are for kids ),,, this is tedious, skill/technique, demanding attn-to-detail work,,, its very difficult to take a color LIGHTER than darker,,, the tools aren't expensive but the knowledge/skill's priceless
Told you I was a newbie! Thanks for setting me straight.
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there's an ancient hungarian cure for ignorance if one is willing & not too self-absorbed
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