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Question DetailsAsked on 8/9/2012

How can I change the color of premixed grout?

I have several quart size containers of ivory colored premixed grout. I no longer want to use this color grout. How can I change the color? We have not laid the tile yet & the grout is not old nor dried out.

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you can also look at grout colorant products which you caan use to change the color of the grout after using it. I've used this Grout Revive before.. I'll put tthe link in the source section.

Source: http://www.groutrevive.com

Answered 7 years ago by parmenti

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Best way is mix a small amount of your ivery grout with a nother color grout
to get to the color you want (unsanded mix with unsanded grout,and danded mix with sanded grout )
the idea same as paint or stain color mixing.
you can mix grout by using drill and mixer pit.
zak

Answered 7 years ago by zaksfloors

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Building supply yards, tile shops, home improvement stores and online you can get concrete coloring powder that can be mixed in to change the color - though tougher to get exactly what you want with a premix grout than with pure white as the starting point. Most manufacturers have color charts on their website showing the proportions needed to achieve a given shade from white, as a starting point.


Be sure to try out a bit for appearance first - with a few scraps of tile or even nailed together scraps of wood the same size as the tile with grouted lines between them, then after dry lay pices of the real tile on the wood pieces to see how it looks, without having to mess up the tile.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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To tell you the truth, for the cost of a few quart containers at about $10-15/quart my recommendation would be to just get new in the color you want to be sure of consistency, and save this stuff for another project or give it away to someone like Habitat for Humanity or their store.


Building supply yards, tile shops, home improvement stores and online you can get concrete coloring powder and liquids that can be mixed in to change the color - though tougher to get exactly what you want with a premix grout than with pure white as the starting point. Most manufacturers have color charts on their website showing the proportions needed to achieve a given shade from white, as a starting point.


Be sure to try out a bit for appearance first - with a few scraps of tile or even nailed together scraps of wood the same size as the tile with grouted lines between them, then after dry lay pices of the real tile on the wood pieces to see how it looks, without having to mess up the tile.


Be sure to mix it all together VERY well, as you have to get the color well mixed through the grout uniformly, and all the quarts matching each other - and make sure there is none stuck on the bottom corners of the container or the last bit out will be significantly different color. With field custom colored grout I always mixed in one bucket, then transferred to a clean one WITHOUT scraping the bottom clean, and remixed - this avoids the mixing in of bits of overcolored material from the bottom and corners of the mixing bucket.


If you have a large job, you will have to reseal the excess material after you have mixed up enough for the entire job plus a healthy allowance, so it does not dry out while putting on the first part.



Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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