There are many reasons why using a grout bag makes sense. It can be used to prevent the grout from marking the tile. It can also be employed when working with small openings. To utilize the grout
bag, follow these steps.
Required Tools and Materials
Purchase a grout bag and grout. There are numerous types, including the multiple-use PVC and plastics. Do some research on the grout bag types and figure out which best suits your needs. Get the container.
Combine the grout and water there. Keep mixing it until the substance becomes as consistent as toothpaste. The time it will take will vary. Before using a grout bag, make sure the mix is well done.
Get the grout bag. Fill the bag until it’s about a third of the way full. If you’re going to use less grout, put in only a small amount. You’ll need to remove the air pockets from the bag. Shake the grout down the bag. Twist the top to prevent the grout from coming back up.
Putting the Grout Bag to Work
Hold the bag. Apply firm and consistent force to make the grout come out of the bag. The consistency is important; it is what ensures the grout is smooth and even. Try practicing with small amounts of grout if you have difficulty getting the pressure right.
When using a grout bag, keep the trowel by your side. Use it to get rid of the excess grout. As you apply the grout, make sure you cover all the holes and gaps. Double check and make sure the cracks and fissures are covered too.
When you are finished, it’s time to clean up. Use the damp sponge to wipe away the surplus grout. If the grout doesn’t come off, the sponge isn’t wet enough. If you’re working on a large project, get several sponges. Keep in mind the grout bag is best used for small areas. If the area is big, you probably won’t need it.
Tips and Warnings
The most common problem when using a grout bag comes from incorrect usage. The number one rule is to never fill the bag completely. If the bag is fully packed, you’ll have a difficult time squeezing the grout out. By filling it a third of the way (or less), holding the bag will be easier. It also makes the head orientation much easier.
For the best results, hold and set the grout bag at a 45 degree angle. Put it over the target area. Squeeze in the manner stated earlier. If you squeezed correctly, the grout will come out in an even manner.
If the grout comes out in uneven, you’re squeezing it wrong. If the mixture doesn’t want to come out, try shaking the bag. If it still doesn’t work the mix was incorrect.
As long as the mixture is right, using a grout bag will be a simple process. If you wait for the right consistency, getting the grout bag to work will be easy.