Re-Color Grout


Old 09-26-12, 08:51 AM
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Re-Color Grout

I have just finished having river rock tiles installed on my shower floor - grouting was completed yesterday - today I look at the color and it is all wrong!!! I know from reading other threads that grouting on top of existing does not work well. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can change the grout color. OR can I put a scratch coat of new grout on top - is there any new products designed for this purpose - or can I paint it and if so what type of paint would be best.

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Old 09-26-12, 09:12 AM
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Best results will be with removing the grout and putting in the correct colored grout.
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I've only used it once but they make grout dye. I've also used thinned down paint a few times - builder's decision, and that seemed to have worked ok.
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I don't know how epoxy grout would work over river rock (might be a cleanup problem) but I wonder if a scratch coat of epoxy grout would have enough adhesion to cover the existing stuff.

That said, if I really hated the grout color I would probably bite the bullet and regrout the floor.
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