How To Apply Epoxy Grout | DIY

by birtanpublished on August 29, 2020

So today's video we're going to teach you how to repair your growth when it's chipping so we're making this video for everybody who's having issues with their floor tile especially if you live in a house

That's got wood floors because wood floors have deflection when you walk and things separate and come undone and if your tile isn't installed by a proposed what he's doing you're probably gonna have problems and that it's probably

True for 80% of the tile jobs out there on wood construction I don't know why but nobody wets the floors before they lay their cement on their tile and as a result most tile has pretty poor bond with their substrate so you're gonna

Have this problem and I'm gonna show you how to fix it first you need to go to the store buy one of these little bad boys it's a simple grout remover tool okay I think they're $15 at the home people not a big

Deal anyway the idea of yours this goes in the grout line and you just scratch out the surface of the grill all right nice and simple when you get near a corner stop pushing start near the corner and push it away from the

Corner or pull from the corner okay the idea is if there's one between this way you don't want to push through and chip your tile all right so most floors have got a sanded grove just like this one I'm

Assuming but I have seen lots of unsanded grout used on floors for people that liked the little narrow grout lines and it's wrong because they're special grout designed for really small grout lines of 1/16 of an inch and it's not

Been sanded grout that's for another video once you've got it all scratched over it's what you're gonna have is you're gonna have this V groove in your bread line and then what we're gonna do is we're gonna go down to the local tile

Store we're gonna pick up some of this now you're gonna have different brands all over the country all over the world epoxy grout is not doing the market every manufacturer of grout in the world will carry an epoxy line don't worry

About shopping for the specifics although I think this might be available in Amazon if it is we'll have it in the link below so that's just a little bit of movement but you'll see if you don't have a good

Bond that a little bit of movement is all it takes to chip up all the gravel just the simple fact that that exists next to the vanity me is this whole floor is in need of treatment because this floor was not laid by someone who

Was following my video instruction so what we're gonna do is we're gonna just give it a quick vacuum a quick little wash so that the old grout is wet then we're gonna mix up our epoxy grout according to the instructions I'm going

To show you industry secrets to installing it and wiping it off so you don't get that sticky haze left over so if you've never used epoxy grab before it's smelly its fast-acting it's

Difficult to work with traditionally speaking but I've got a secret here that's going to save you a lot of time and energy let's follow the instructions first that are on the package it's a two-part system okay so what you do is

You pour out the container and then leave the lid on upside down so the rest of the contents of this jug can get collect near the bottom and then we're gonna just mix it together now it's a small batch so doing a mechanical mixing

Is really difficult so I just use my little red bar and I'll just blend it in the goal here is to get it consistent color alright and that is how you were to gauge if it's mixed thoroughly you want to be able to get to the bottom

Turn it over and scrape up the sides whew loving the aroma all right now that's a consistent color now we're gonna open this up and get rid of the rest of it there we go that is the secret to a good

Epoxy job if you don't do that and get all that content in there it's not gonna perform well for you couple more quick stirs remember the more you mix the more air you put in here the faster it sets the less working time that's why I like

Using small batches and using my flat bar to mix it do yourself a favor and clean this off as soon as you're done because it cleans easily right away here we go let me show you how to put the grouting

This is totally different to the grout that we do on shower walls here you want to just press it in where you want it okay and this is how most people grip and you put it in and you scrape it off and you want to have really a lot of

Pressure so you're gonna put your grow flute like almost 90 degrees okay and that's how you press that in a problem with this system is and you can wash this right away use the different sponge this is a grout sponge for epoxy okay

Lots of water is very good here okay I'll show you and then you just dry it up with a little cloth and that's done all right the problem is when you're doing this over a large area you can't focus that much time and attention and

The grout eventually gets sticky so this is where I'm going to show you a secret she takes your average just detergent and you put it on the ground up and around your grout line area okay take your hand smear that in so you got a

Nice greasy floor now perfect now when you put your grout in it'll wash off a lot easier you give you a much bigger section at a time okay so this works amazing if you have deflection in the floors yeah it's a really great growth

For shower floor because of the epoxy can be part of the waterproofing system not too many people talk about that but if you have mosaic tile on your shower floor and you use an epoxy grout you just made your floor waterproof so it

Can create a lot of solutions to a lot of problems that can occur over time you can eliminate them from ever even starting here we go okay just for studying the curling alright yeah I always use the float to

Take off the excess before you bring your sponge because this stuff is valuable don't want it going in the garbage if you don't need so okay now we just come back here with a wet sponge light pressure not too much you don't

Want to dig it out of the gravit hole but here we go and then you can come back and run your sponge over your area picking up all that extra moisture that's on the floor and since you're riding over top of a surface of it

Basically dish soap you don't get that epoxy haze building up on the tile okay here we go just like other floors you drag it and you flip the sponge and you drag the next spot and that is done no there's

Gonna be a lot of people watching this going I can't believe epoxy is that simple because you never use the soap and that's the secret once you've used that you'll never come back now I'm going to

Finish doing the rest of this floor real quick we're in the middle of a project trying to surprise somebody on the way home from a vacation if you like this kind of content and tricks guys give us a like and a thumbs up don't forget to

Subscribe to the channel if you haven't yet and by all means ask questions about this another sort of tile related questions anything to do with home renovations we'll answer those questions for you in the comment section down

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