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Old 04-03-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Hey all, I am trying to finish up a small tile 'repair job in my kitchen. I had to pull up and re-lay about 30 or 40 sq. feet of tile in my kitchen. Problem is that the original tile was laid a very long time ago, thus the grout color is now darker than it was. I am trying to re-grout with custom building products sanded grout. Obviously there is not a perfect match as far as grout goes. What is the best and cheapest way to stain or dye the new grout to match the old. Any input is appreciated.

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did you take some grout samples to a good tile store? It would be interesting to see what some others recommend.I just went through this for a very small project, but I was not worried about it being perfect. I probably should have posted here first.

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Thanks bdog, but like an idiot I forgot to save a piece of the old grout when I pulled it up. However, the remainder of the floor still has the old grout, so I may have to pull up an extra little piece.
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You probably will never get a good match. Even with new grout, there is variation between containers with the same color. You have two choices: 1) remove all the grout and and re-grout the floor. 2) Use a grout color sealer, like this one (click here). I have used it and it is much more cost-effective and just as permanent as replacing the grout.
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thx CMHbob, that stuff actually may be the best option. I am gonna look into it a little more...
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