When grout becomes discolored, cracked and chipped, it’s time to replace it. To grout it yourself, follow these step-by-step instructions.
Sick of Moldy Grout?
Here’s what you need to fix it: 1. Grout saw 2. Vacuum or soft brush 3. Abrasive cleaner 4. Rags 5. Grout (non-sanded for joints smaller than 1/8-inch, sanded for 1/8 or bigger) 6. Float 7. Citrus-based cleaner 8 Grout Sealer
Saw Out the Mold
Working in one 2-by-2-foot area at a time, run the saw up and down the grout line.
Vacuum Loose Residue
Vacuum out flaked residue, or use a soft brush to remove the grout pieces.
Clean Grout Joints
Put some abrasive cleaner on a wet rag and rub the joint to remove any remaining residue.
Mix the Grout