How to Repair Grout in a Bathroom

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Grout in a bathroom needs to be repaired occasionally due to water damage and the like. Refresh the grout in your area with help from a professional contractor in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Chris Wade and I'm a contractor from the city of Los Angeles. Today I'm going to show you how to repair grout in your bathroom. I'm standing here in our bathroom shower, and we're going to kind of go through all that we feel needs to be repaired. We got an area right here, we've got a little bit of mold buildup. The grout needs to be repaired and basically what you want to do is you want to take a thin tool. There are tools that you cab buy at your local hardware store, and they do work. You just basically want to get in there and just get all the loose debris out of the area which you feel needs to be repaired. I still find that a sharp, thin file like tool works best for me. Just get in there and just remove all the debris around the area that you want to repair. Get out. You know you don't want anything that's loose in there. Anything loose will get behind the new grout that goes in and it wont adhere to the new grout and it will end up just breaking out again. So basically here's our area that needs to be repaired. I've got a premixed grout right now. And you just want to smash it in there. You know you could use a grout float but I find that all these little areas it's just easier just to use a plastic cutting knife. Make sure it's plastic, otherwise the metal ones will damage your tile. Just want to hit the areas that need the repair. And again, you find the one that's most matching to your grout color. But one thing you will find that even though ten years ago this was snowflake white grout, and you get a box of snow white grout, it will look a little different until it dries, it just takes a little bit of time to kind of get that fading in there to match the other stuff. Once you do that, take your wet sponge and clean water and just wipe it down. Wipe. And that's how you repair grout in a shower. Nothing to it.

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