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Old 01-16-2011, 08:40 AM  
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Coloring grout?

Is there a way to color grout after it has been installed for about a year? I would like to go with a little bit darker. Some of it was sealed and some has not. Any help would be appreciated, really.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:09 AM  
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Since some of your grout has already been sealed, you will never get a correct color match. Instead, you will end up having visible color differences where the grout has already been sealed. I would recommend purchasing a grout tool, which will remove the top layer of grout, and then apply the correct color of your choice.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:37 AM  
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^^This. To save on some elbow grease I'd use a power grout removal tool like this Dremel.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:55 AM  
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How much grout do you think that I will have to remove? I do not want it to pop right back out.
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Since some of your grout has already been sealed, you will never get a correct color match. Instead, you will end up having visible color differences where the grout has already been sealed. I would recommend purchasing a grout tool, which will remove the top layer of grout, and then apply the correct color of your choice.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:02 AM  
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Instructions for the Dremel say "Do not remove grout more than 1/8” below the surface of the tile."
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:48 PM  
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After you remove the grout, could you use a concrete coloring? I've got stone floors and the grout is really stained as well. But I have powdered concrete coloring that I used in conjunction with Drylok for fish tank decos
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:36 PM  
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Anything is possible, but that stuff is messy. Once you remove the top layer of grout, your grout will be so low that everything would fall into the crevasses, and a bugger to keep clean. By the way, they have every color grout imaginable at your local big box hardware store.
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