Does Grout Age Out??


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Old 05-31-12, 04:46 PM
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Does Grout Age Out??

I just did a couple of shower repair jobs with some HB Fuller standard white grout that was probably 10 or more years old and the stuff didn't harden into normal grout. If you rub it when dry, it comes off like chalk. Am I missing something?? Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 05-31-12, 05:26 PM
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From what I've seen posted here...yes..grout will go bad...esp after 10 yrs!

Seems I've seen that 3-6 months is about the max....and thats if it's sealed up in an airtight container and stored at regulated temps.
 
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Old 05-31-12, 05:40 PM
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as gun guy claims..the polymers and resins have long since dried up or clumped together and lost their usefullness. even tho you live in a low humidity area, humidity greatly reduces the grout shelf life
 
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Old 06-01-12, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for all the responses

At 67 I can always learn something new. I do very little tile work, just a repair here and there, so I have saved a bunch of grouts over the years. It goes in the trash today!
 
 

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