Quick question for you… what’s the toughest thing about replacing grout in a shower? Well to answer that question… Is when replacing the grout in the shower, it’s actually getting it out! And there’s a number of tools there, that you could use. The one tool that I like is the Dremel Multi Max. And I was wondering the other day, what I can’t use to clean out the grout in the shower. I’m gotta replace it…and so I went to my local hardware store and shopped around asking questions and this is what I found…. I found a Dremel Multi-Max grout remover blade. And this is pretty awesome, let me give you a closer of it. So today I’m going to show you how to use the Dremel Multi-max one eight inch grout remover blade. Let’s take a look at this. Okay just as a precaution, I’m working in a potentially wet environment so when your working with electrical device, and you’re working in the shower, a tub, or anywhere near a sink.
You gotta make sure that you’re not standing in water, that the floor is dry, that there’s no running water around or drinking water around just to help reduce a shock hazards. One quick tip, when working with electricity… anytime that you’re working around the sink or water, you want to make sure that you plug up your device into a GFCI. Now a GFCI means a ground fault circuit interrupter and what it does it has you can always test it when it’s hard it’s good its green Green for “GO”.and you can always test by pushing the black button and then to reset it push the red button and that resets it so anytime after work around water and if it’s available go ahead and plug up your electric line, or your power source into a GFCI.
Ok what I am going to do is take the blade and I’ve already got this on and I’ve inverted it cause I am working in a corner and it’s a little bit tighter and I can’t get in there right directly into there sideways along this wall flat. or I can go along this wall as well but to go out there like so is a little more challenging directly so there are variable speeds on a Dremel and I always use this setting when I’m in a hurry, I use this on ten or be more delicate, I can slow this thing down…and so let’s go ahead and get started and I’ll show you how to do this.
Now as you can tell there’s…I am going let you look over my shoulder here, and are there’s some more work that needs to be done right here underneath the bench.. so let’s do the same thing here. Okay now I have some foothold if you will for the grout to grab onto as it pulls away there…well that concludes this video. If you have other questions about how to tile, please look at the playlist below on how-to tile video. Now what I’m using here’s is unsanded grout with polymer and this is the big difference here this is a compound used that when you mix water in the polymer together they undergo a chemical reaction and this adds solidarity to the grout. The next thing I need is a mixing bowl or trough or anything like this Then of course i am going to use a spatula to help me do the mixing and the application…
Now since I am doing all work in the bathroom I’m going to use the bathroom sink I have moved all the personal items away from my work area and so way when I pour the sand, the grout…I’m not going to you get anything on personal items or anything like that. so what can you do is go ahead and pour in just the amount that I need…. to do this job. And I pour slowly because I don’t what the dust and the powder to go everywhere on the countertop. So I have minimal exposure there andI will set this aside. And next what I do is mix this with some water and so I am going to use cold water for right now.
Ordinarily I speed this up, I will use I’ll use hot water and the reason I do that because the chemical reaction helps it to dry out a bit faster and of course you can tell what I’m doing here//I have a little bit of water sitting in here I’m just gonna mix this until it gets the right consistency. Now once you’ve got the consistency that you want go ahead with the stand for about five minutes. and then stir it up one more time. Now what we want to do is go ahead and moisten the wsurface, so I just take paper towel to force water inside the surface that i’m working with because that way, It will be better received when it’s moist as well.
And this is good right here Now we’re ready to make your application… now understand one thing, ordinarily I would put this on with a river float. Or you just force the grout inside…. I’m not doing as flat surface and actually a corner which makes a little bit a more challenging so wanna do is just take a little bit this right here and force this in.
Let me give you a close up as I am doing this. Now we can see here is, I am just go ahead and force this in…. like so… And I am going to do this all the way down. What I am looking for is complete coverage. I know this is a little bit messy and an unconventional… sometimes it pays to be thinking outside box and so this is what I am doing here once I finish, obviously of course, I can take this, I can clean up the outside of that area here on the side. All I’m concerned about now is getting on connection good connection on the surface… and making lit completely covered in. Now what you do is wipe everything and you have to wait 30 minutes so you want to wipe all this down. so you can use a sponge or rag anything you want. this is going to avoid the corners and wipe this down because I don’t want to disturb the work that I’ve done, so I am going to go right up to it but not getting into it.
And you do this all the way through. Let this dry for 30 minutes. and then you’re done. okay so in the final, after you’ve wiped everything done then what you want to do is wait 48 hours and seal this with a sealant grout sealer application.
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