How to Make Grout Dye How to Make Grout Dye
Grout is what makes your tiles stick together but not everyone wants white, egg shell white or dull tan for their grout color. Most over the counter colorants are ineffective but you can create your own dye recipe to color your grout while maintaining most of the strength. The article that's presented here will show you how to make your own grout dye.
Step 1 - Color Selection
When you choose your colors to dye grout always choose one that is solid and is a standard color like red, black, yellow or blue. You also need to use acrylic paints. When you buy your grout only purchase grout that is completely white.
Step 2 - Mixing Paint
To make the dye for the grout begin with your base acrylic paint color. To this acrylic paint add the powdered colorant to it and stir until combined and the colorant is dissolved. Adding more colorant will increase the color as will adding more paint.
Step 3 - Dye the Grout
With the grout dye made you can now color the grout. Mix the grout according to the package but just shy of peanut butter consistency. Add the dye to it and finishing mixing.