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Old 06-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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I had put up a travetine/marble/glass mosaic back splash. Runs under my kitchen cabinets and a large portion up the wall behind the range. Here is a link to the tile I am using www.goldenselect.ca/en/mosaic-wall-tile/

I wanted to keep the travertine open and unfilled with grout. I went and sealed the tile and holes with 511 tile impregnator. I had read to use a putty knife for the grout so I do not fill the holes. I did a test piece and it did not work out with the tile being so small and close together.

What about a grout bag? Would I be able to get such a small bead out of the bag? The space is a little tighter that a 1/8" and am using unsanded grout.

This may sound silly, how about using a larger syringe. Like ones that come epoxy.

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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It can be done---but it will take you many hours---I know,I have done it---

Go to a place that sells cake making supplies--there you will find the tips you need and the pastry bags---

You will destroy a lot of bags--so stock up and be patient---it will take time --Mike---

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A refillable caulking gun might be worth the expense--I have never tried one--but I believe that it would make the job easier--
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Or get a freezer bag like glad or ziplock (much thicker then a sandwich bag) Make a suitable cut in the corner
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It takes a lot of pressure to squirt out grout---The pastry bags don't last long---Look into a refillable caulking gun--I like that idea--
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For anyone in the same situation, I found this on amazon. A little bit over priced for what it is, but will give it a try.

COX Mechanical Advantage Gun

http://www.amazon.com/COX-41006-Poin...e+caulking+gun
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Waste of money. But if you have a brick veneer house........

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