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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 pm 
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Procedure for grouting?
Is it :-

1. let tile adhesive cure for 24hrs.
2. Apply grout in criss cross fashion, forcing it into tile spaces.
3. Wait 10 - 15 mins.
4. Sponge of.
5. Then use a grout tool.
6 Sponge off again.
7. next day sponge off again then buff to remove any remaining residue.

Is the procedure correct and do Pro-Tilers not use a grouting tool or dowel etc just wipe grout over. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:41 pm 
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1. let adhesive cure.
2. clean all joints of excess adhesive showing above joint if missed during tiling.
3. push grout in the joints with a proper grout float, remove excess as much as possible across the joints.
4. allow to firm up.
5. wash off with a sponge, across joints.
6. wash off again, across joints, clean water.
7. repeat if necessary.
8. buff residue with a towel or similar.

Don't leave any cleaning off to the following day, I've seen that end in tears a few times - never felt the need to use any sort of tool on the grout in the joints, I just dress them slightly as I go along with the sponge to get the grout to the correct level. It doesn't need 'compressing' - get it filled correctly the first time and allow it to firm up before the first wash so you don't wipe it all out with the sponge and it will be rock hard after curing.

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