touching up new bathroom


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Old 06-09-07, 06:44 AM
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touching up new bathroom

HI all, I have a new house, and it is common for a new house to move in the first few years, now it's 5 years later, so in one of the bathrooms there are small cracks in the grout at the wall corners and where the tile meets the bathtub. I am sure there is a way to grout this without removing the old grout, it is all so new and clean, and no rot, but I know I need to do something or water can get into those cracks and do some damage.
My question is what do I do, can i just addsome more grout to the cracks, if not, what can I do, I can't believe that I would have to remove it all, it's almost perfect looking.

thanks a bunch guys
 
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Old 06-09-07, 02:20 PM
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If the cracks are limitted to the corners/edges I'd caulk them. Best to use a tub and bath caulk because it has extra mildewcide. Paint stores and tile stores should have colored caulk if yours isn't white. The gap between tile and tub should always be caulked - not grouted.
 
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Old 06-09-07, 06:17 PM
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thanks marksr, I guess I will double check to see if any of the current grout should be removed before I caulk
 
 

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