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How To Grout Wall Tiles

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Grouting wall tiles is an essential part of the tiling process. However, it is an inexpensive and relatively easy DIY project which can be accomplished with a minimum of time and effort.
What you'll need: 
Tile grout
Plastic spreader
Scraper
Cloths
Sponge
Grout stick
1: 
The final part of the tile fitting process, grouting is done in the same way whether on floor or wall tiles and regardless of tile material. The same items are also therefore required.
2: 
Once the tiles have been properly spaced and attached to the wall, the even channels between the tiles need to be sealed to prevent dirt and moisture permeating. Grout paste should therefore be used; it is a cheap, long-lasting and easy-to-use compound.
3: 
Ensure there are no oily substances on the tile surface. If so, wipe the tiles down and dry thoroughly. Using the grout spreader, begin applying grout to the channels between the tiles. This is a messy process but excess grout is easily removed from the tiles.
4: 
Use a damp decorating sponge to push the grout into the channels. This will ensure that no weak points develop and allow moisture to work its way in.
5: 
Using a damp cloth wipe down the tiles to remove excess grout. Be careful not to wipe the grouted channels as the grout can still be pulled out at this point.
6: 
Allow the grout to dry for 15 minutes before running a wet sponge or cloth over the top to remove any excess. Use the scraper to clear any hard to remove bits.
7: 
Once completely dry use a grout stick to neaten the channels if necessary.
Tips: 
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when using grout.
It is best to use waterproof grout even in predominantly dry areas.

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