How to Use Premixed Grout

Using premixed grout is a great way to speed up the grouting process because you do not have to mix it yourself, saving yourself from the risk the mixture isn't exactly right. Before using any premixed grout, be sure to read the directions given on the package, because they all work a little differently. Otherwise, it is best to apply the premixed grout as you would any other type of grout.

Tools and Materials You’ll Need:

  • Premixed grout
  • Rubber tile float
  • Water bottle with sprayer
  • Sponge

Step 1: Prepare the Tiles

A good grouting job begins with the preparation beforehand. Remove the spacers that were used when laying the tiles, and then use a spray bottle full of water and wet the surrounding tiles. This ensures that the moisture from the premixed grout is not immediately sucked into the surrounding tiles. Work in small sections, one or two tiles at a time.

Step 2: Apply the Premixed Grout

Scoop some premixed grout out with a rubber tile float and work the grout into the lines. Hold the float at an angle so that the grout can be worked into the spaces without making a mess on the tiles.

Step 3: Work the Grout In

Use a sponge to work the grout into place, as well as for cleaning the tiles. Hold the sponge at an angle and lightly press down into the grout to pack it into place. Be sure not to press too hard, or the grout will come out and will have to be reapplied.