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darsunt 12-29-2011 10:07 PM

What happens if you mix tile grout incorrectly?
If you make grout too watery, do you have to throw it away? Or can you wait until it becomes denser? Since the instruction for mixing it are so time specific, I would assume the later.

Mark Harvey 12-29-2011 10:21 PM

It depends on how watery it gets. little over done isn't bad but too much isn't good. The grout is basically a cement type product and loses it's strength when diluted too much. The plus side is that you can always re-grout if an area becomes loose or starts to flake.

Bud Cline 12-29-2011 10:22 PM

Over watering grout will weaken it if not ruin it entirely. It can also cause color variances.

Snav 12-29-2011 11:17 PM

Yep - too much water in grout account for most grout issues people have

I know it seems counter-intuitive since you need water to mix it - but unlike mud, too much is bad.

darsunt 12-30-2011 02:41 AM

I left the mix in a bucket, and a couple of hours later it had thickened up. But I decided not to use it. After all that time chemical changes would ruin it, right?

oh'mike 12-30-2011 08:27 AM

To much risk to take a chance---you did the right thing--

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