Before knowing the process of how to regrout your wall tiles it is important that you know what regrouting the walls is all about.
There comes a time when the tiles on your floors and walls become old and start chipping off and staining as well. This looks bad. This is the time when people plan to replace the whole flooring or the wall with new tiles. This involves huge expense. However the good news is that the whole floors need not be replaced. With a little creativity, and knowing how to regrout your wall tiles, the damaged tiles can easily be repaired by grouting. Re grouting is basically the procedure where the filling between the two tiles is removed and then the tile is again put back to place with a new feeling. This is a job which needs lots of patience but once done, it will look great.
The first thing that needs to be noted in how to regrout your wall tiles is whether your tile will need any kind of re grouting. This should be done only if the tile is a non sanded grout. Once you determine the same, start collecting the necessary tools for beginning your work. Some grouts should be removed at the beginning. This includes around 1/16 of one inch. The different tools required for removal of the grout are diamond blade which helps in cutting of the tile, a razor which helps in scrapping of the old grout, some new wet cement, a tool for cutting the edges and corners of the tiles.
These tools are advanced tools required for these specific purposes. You will also need a bucket containing water, together with towels, sponges and margin trowels that would be required. Others necessary items would be scrub brushes, phosphoric acid cleaners’ chemical resistant sprays and scrub pads. You yourself need to wear gloves as well as goggles for protection.
The tiles are usually fastened to the wall with thin set which is a special adhesive for attachment of tiles. When this is hardened, fresh grout better known as cement is forced into the connecting spaces between two tiles and then wiped clean. Water needs to be applied at regular intervals at the beginning for the grout to harden after which the tile would be fixed. While re grouting the wall tiles, you need to keep in mind that the edges and corners are well re grouted because this is a very delicate place where a crack can form very easily.
While re grouting the tiles we should also take special care that the colour of the grout can be matched with the existing grout. The Fein Multimaster tool is an essential tool by which we can remove the existing grout in the wall tiles. Also while grouting of the tiles it should be ensured that there is no dust or any air gaps or vacuum in the middle. The tiles do not get well attached if there is a vacuum.
These are the ways in which you can know how to regrout your wall tiles. Try applying these simple techniques to your walls to make all new.