Take the Challenge Out of Grout Removal With These Handy Tools

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Grouting isn’t as intimidating as it seems when the appropriate grouting tools are available. One very important device that’s needed to complete the job is the grouting trowel. The notched tool is for spreading mortar around to affix the tile to any kind of subsurface. Make sure to check the tile sizing and grout lining and go from there.

After pushing the grout into the tile joints and off of the tiles for a cleaner-looking surface, it’s time to take the roller bucket sponge with a handle to remove excess grout. It works by literally grabbing onto the mortar mix and lifting it up. The roller bucket will include a grate sheet. Fill the bucket halfway with water to squeeze the material off of the sponge, then use the roller couple to dry it off. Since the sponge will see a lot of usages, it’s best to keep an extra one handy, especially an older one, just in case.

Of course, more grouting tools are needed to complete the work. Grouting jobs require a utility tool with a diamond-grit blade for instance. A Dremel grout attachment blade cleans up the sloppy edges. A smaller grout saw blade is also meant to remove grout from smaller spaces.

Tile edges will call for extra elbow grease and even a few choices of saw blade type and depth. Since mortar really likes to hide in the edges, try going over them with multiple tools until satisfaction. One thing to remember is that grout is basically cement.