Regrouting Questions

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by johnagall, 5 Jul 2012.

  1. johnagall

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    Could someone advise the best way to regrout my bathroom? What tools will be needed and is it a straightforward job for a beginner?

    In terms of replacing the grout what would be the best grout/process to use to avoid staining in the shower in the future.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    its tedious and very very time consuming. how bad is your grout?
     
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    Oh dear.

    Well its very yellow and manky looking and despite using the grout pen to try and cover it over it has returned within a week.
     
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    Those grout pens are worse than useless.

    You need a grout rake, a few quid from wickes/B & Q. Get the one that looks like a rasp and not the one that looks more like a stanley knife. You basically then spend hours raking out all the grout. Very boring. When it is all done clean and hover the joints and then grout as normal.

    Its not a difficult job at all, jsut be careful not to scrathc the glaze on the tile. As tpt has said it is very boring and very time consuming.

    In terms of what to use pick a trade quality product, BAL etc and get a grout with some antibacterial agents in to discourage mould. You need to make sure it is cleaned regualry and make sure the ventilation in the room is sufficent as standing water will stain the grout potentially and encourage mould growth.
     
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