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jmccrea 02-23-2006 01:00 PM

Grouting disaster!
 
Hey there - I've just grouted my bathroom floor grey and it looks terrible because the rest of the grouting in the room is white. I know it's impossible to dye grout - can I possibly grout a thin coat of white over the existing grey? I grooved the grout with the bottom of a toothbrush, so I reckon it might be possible to layer some more on top? Or am I stuck with it. I hate it!!

Jonny

IHI 02-23-2006 05:05 PM

You can get a grout removal tool and "saw out" the grey grout. this will leave a nice cavity for the new stuff to flow into. grout in itself is very soft as you've already found out and the grout removal tool works pretty fast even though it's manual labor.:D

R&D Tile 02-23-2006 06:21 PM

Don't know what you did, but you should have left it alone, you CAN use a grout colorant to re-color it, it's done every day and works great.:)

If you have ruined the finish with that toothbrush, you will have to get at least 2/3rds of it out with the grout saw mentioned above, before regrouting.:)

Be carefull with this saw, one slip and you can scratch or chip the tile, go slow and steady.:)

sendflowers 02-24-2006 01:39 AM

How about masking taping it up and using white gloss to cover the grey.

jmccrea 02-24-2006 11:49 AM

Haven't done anything with toothbrush, I just mean that the acual grouting is low in between tiles because of the way it was finished. Do you know if grout dye will turn dark grey dye into white?

J

Quote:

Originally Posted by R&D Tile
Don't know what you did, but you should have left it alone, you CAN use a grout colorant to re-color it, it's done every day and works great.:)

If you have ruined the finish with that toothbrush, you will have to get at least 2/3rds of it out with the grout saw mentioned above, before regrouting.:)

Be carefull with this saw, one slip and you can scratch or chip the tile, go slow and steady.:)


R&D Tile 02-24-2006 06:09 PM

Pick any color you like from any major grout manufacturer, Aquamix will match it, when going from a dark color to a lighter one, 2 coats may be needed, grout colorant is also a sealer, one step and your done.:)

Here are a few that have it, I've used the Aquamix only so far and have no complaints about it.:)

http://www.aquamix.com/for_home_use/...4037&pgid=8374

http://www.thisoldgrout.com/

http://groutdye.com/


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