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Re: [Shop-talk] Regrouting a shower.

To: Obaa <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Regrouting a shower.
From: Brian Kemp <>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:48:06 -0700
This is a big 'it depends'.  If the other grout is good, just clean out 
a bit beyond the damaged area and give it a shot.  I did this on a 
tub/shower several years ago and it worked fine.  I was also able to 
feather in the replacement grout a bit by rubbing a wet finger of the 
new grout over the old grout.

Remember that transitions from wall to floor/tub/other walls should be 
caulked.  My new house has a good amount of floor damage because the 
person that renovated the bath and tile shower for the previous owner 
didn't believe in caulk.

If you have a bunch of grout to remove, the HF oscillating cutter with a 
grout blade works well.  Just plan for the dust and noise - hearing 
protection, mask, glasses, and plastic to contain the dust.


On 11/4/2010 11:17 AM, Obaa wrote:
> I'm rebuilding our shower door because it has started sagging.  While
> scraping
> out the caulk, I noticed some of the grout has started
> cracking/splitting
> between the tiles in the stall, so I plan on fixing those
> areas as well.  Am I
> okay to just fix the broken areas, or should I really be
> grinding out all of the
> old grout and re-grouting the entire shower?  I think
> I know what the correct
> answer is, but it's a really big shower stall.... :)
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