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Posted by Chris on September 13th, 1998 10:38 AM
In reply to grouting by elizabeth on September 11th, 1998 06:14 PM [Go to top of thread]

Why do you say it needs regrouting? What size tiles?
You can't regrout without removing the old grout. This can
be a very difficult job on those closely-spaced 4x4 tiles.
There are grout saws that you can use, but they will only work
on larger floor tiles with wider grout joints. They'll damage
wall tiles with their 1/16" grout gap. If any grout is loose and
falling out then carefully remove it. There are a number of special
grout cleaners that do a good job of cleaning the old grout. Use
one of them (check with a tile store, not Home Depot) prior to regrouting.
Mix up a little grout (toothpaste consistency) and spread it into the
cracks with your fingers. Let dry a little while then wipe the excess off
of the tile surfaces with a dampened sponge. Let dry fully then buff any
haze off the tiles with a cotton towel or cloth.

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