Tile grout repair is important as it will make the tiles or the floor to look new. You find that after some time they will become dirty and unattractive due to accumulation of dirt. Grout repair is something that is not that complicated as you can do it yourself or some people may hire some experts to help them. If you follow the steps highlighted in the text below you will be in a position to repair the tile grout yourself.
The first step is purchasing the grout. It will be better if you buy the same color of the grout that is currently on the floor. Even if you decide to transit and use a new grout it is better if you make them slightly different so that they can match.
The next thing that you should do is to remove loose and damaged grout. In this case, you will use the grout saw by running it back and forth along the seams. Remember to carry out this exercise gently not to damage the tiles.
Having done that, you should then clean the seams. You should use a spray bottle and cold water to wet the seams where you have removed the grout. You should then take a toothbrush and use it to Scrub the grout that you freed with saw. When all the grout has been removed you should use an old towel or a rag to wipe the excess water or group in the seam.
This step should be followed by mixing the tile grout. In this case, you will be guided by the instruction on the bag of tile grout that you bought. Another important thing to do is to follow all the instructions that are given in mixing the tile grout to the latter. You can use some old containers in mixing the grout and throw it away after use.
After mixing, you should spread the grout. In this case, you will have to use the grout float in filling all the seams completely to make sure that the grout is leveled. In addition, you should also make sure that you use the edge of the grout float to match other grout that are not leveled.
After that you should use a sponge to clean the tiles in sections to remove the excess grout as you go. It is necessary that you do it immediately since the grout may dry up and be hard to clean.
The lat thing that you should do is to polish the tiles. Once the tiles have dried, you should take a soft towel and use ut to buff the tile where grout was applied to get the original shine.