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    Default tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    hi all

    its time for my shower area to be re grouted. i have 2mm spacing gaps. whats the best method ie correct tools to remove old grout and fill in with new white grout? is it worth sealing the new grout area? does this give longer life to the grout?

    thanks in advance for replies

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    A fein multi tool with the correct attachment is probably the best tool for the job, but they cost a couple of hundred quid!

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    Or use a grout colourant.
    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

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    As above...... Fein tool with correct blade takes a bit of skill when you have 2 mm grout lines. Using a grout colorant would be much easier if the grout us solid.

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    bri ...you really like spending my wifes handbag money!!

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    must update....some grout needs a bit updating and filling in

    dan

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    You can hire one for 18 squid and still get your mrs's a handbag...

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    Quote Originally Posted by danny-p View Post
    bri ...you really like spending my wifes handbag money!!
    You can always flog it when you're done, they fetch good money second hand. Or donate it to me, I could do with one

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    What tiles have you got and what colour grout at the moment ?

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    How about one of these from Trade Tiler..

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    Re grouting can be very tedious. Marcrist have specialy designed this blade to help.


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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    Hi Is the grout dirty or is it cracking?

    If its dirty you can use something like ltp's Grimex will clean the grout.

    Or if its cracked same as above use the fein multi tool.

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    Default Re: tiles spaces 2mm...how do i clear out the old grout to renew?

    thanks for all the suggestions. hiring sounds like the way forward. im not sure what type of tiles they are but theyre like beige marble effect. 600x300 ??? white grout which has discoloured and cracking so needs replacing.

    dan

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