Smooth grout line - too late? :(

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Old 11-15-09, 03:16 PM
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Smooth grout line - too late? :(

We put down grout this morning and it ended up setting up so fast we are having some issues. The grout lines aren't nearly as smooth as we would like them to be..They look really rough! Here's a pic to show what I mean....

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Is there anything we can do to remedy this? Or are we stuck filing it down and regrouting? :/

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 11-15-09, 03:26 PM
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You are stuck.

The quality of that pic is not the best so I can't tell too if there is anything "wrong.' Looks like sanded grout, which will have a little rougher texture. The sooner you get it out, the easier if you don't like it.

What type of grout did you use, and how was it mixed?

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Old 11-15-09, 03:30 PM
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We used sanded grout and mixed it according to the package..

We don't have a problem with the texture (we expect that to be a little rough with the sand inn the mix) but the edges look really rippled instead of the nice clean lines we were hoping for. We are guessing the grout settled into the face of the tile on the edges since it's more of a rough tile..I don't know if there's a way of removing it from the face to make it look more straight?

I think this is the last time we try to diy! LOL
 
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Old 11-15-09, 05:04 PM
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Well, it's sometimes difficult to remove the grout from the pits of the tile. My sponge typically removes the grout off the tile though when I am wipe the haze off a few minutes after applying the grout.

Depending on how much sqft you got, you could start scraping it out with a razor blade. Will not be fun though.
 
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Old 11-16-09, 01:00 PM
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Can really see much from the pic. If you were looking for nice straight clean grout lines, then you used the wrong kinda tile.
 
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