A grout is simply the material that is commonly used to fill in gaps and seal off spaces in common construction items like tiles. Occupying such a tiny relative space, you might think that these small areas are already damage-proof and in no need of repair whatsoever. Very wrong. Tile grout is just as fragile as the tile itself, and here, we are about to show you some of the ways on how to repair grout in showers.
Many people usually opt to refer these kinds of problems to the handymen, and let them work on the very tedious job of repairing cracked grouts. That is because finding cracked grouts is usually a sign that you need to replace the entire grout of your shower. The downside to this is that hiring handymen for this exact kind of tedious job would just be the perfect opportunity to blow up your money. All of us know how expensive professional work can be. Is it already sounding a little bad? Well there’s another solution; you can try fixing that grout yourself, and save a lot of money in the long run.
For your own home shower grout fix operation, you need a chisel, or some good tool that can chip off the excess area of the cracked grout. Try also to check up on some of the latest grout application tools, and get one that is handy enough for you.
Now, before you start applying any kind of grout into the cracks, you might want to take a sample of the grout first and bring to your local hardware store to see what kind of grout would match well with it. Although it is a bit tempting to try out pre-mixed grout, it is not generally recommended to be used on some place where it is wet all the time. If you have to find the proper material to repair grout in showers, you need to buy the powdered ones, grouts that still needs to be mixed with water, so that you can control exactly the moisture of the mix.
With all the materials in place, chip off the excess grout in cracked areas. Make sure that no traces of the old grout would be left (this is the most tedious part). After clearing off these areas start applying the new grout in it. Do not forget to fire your mix at an angle, so you don’t make a mess of anything while applying the grout on the empty area. Approximately two days after applying the grout, apply some sealer. Now, you may want to remember to re-use the sealer for a few months afterward, so that you would never have to go through the tedious work to repair grout in showers again, for at least a couple of years.