GROUT question....


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Old 04-02-05, 07:31 PM
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GROUT question....

Why does grout have different shades ??? Is the final shade supposed to be the lighter or the darker ??? How can I prevent this ????
 
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Old 04-04-05, 06:43 AM
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Not sure what you mean.

You can get different shades of grout for different colors of tile, depending on what you want the floor to look like.

The final color depends on how the grout was mixed and how vigorously you cleaned the tiles directly after grouting.
Too much water at each part can affect the final color of the grout.

What is the specific problem?
Did your grout turn out too light?
Did it change color?
Was the whole room done at the same time?
 
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Old 04-04-05, 07:21 AM
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yes, my grout turned out way too light- everywhere !! I didnt use too much water when mixing - I actually made it too dry and had to mix another batch. I had the sponge as dry as I could get it when wiping up too. Now what...do I try the vinegar and water ???
 
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Old 04-06-05, 06:42 AM
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Hmmm.

Yeah, try the vinegar.

If the grout is darker with a little water on it, you may be able to apply a sealer
to achieve that "wet look" that might help.

You may also try some grout colorant.

with everything like this, try stuff in an inconspicuous corner first.
 
 

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