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Tile Regrouting Basics: Usual Mistakes for Doing It Yourself

Updated: Oct 6, 2021


DIY Regrouting Singapore

It may be surprising at first, but do-it-yourself or DIY culture is not common among most homeowners nowadays. Some businesses even offer do-it-for-you or DIFY services to help locals fix their usual household problems without bothering them. You can even grab such offers if you’re too occupied to do your home regrouting in Singapore all alone.


But there might be instances that you still choose to do it on your own for some fulfilment on your part. You may even decide to proceed with your regrouting without acquiring enough knowledge or skills that may put your DIY project at risk. Here are some of the most common flaws you might make once you start reapplying your tile filler unknowingly:


Choosing The Right Products


Choosing The Right Products

Do you know what kind of products or treatments you are doing to your existing grouting? Does it help you to solve your grouting problem? Or has the situation become worse? There are many tile filers in the market, from the entry products of a basic grout pen of below $10 dollar to professionally used Acrylic Epoxy Grout that cost $60++ dollar per bottle. Every product is engineered for different purposes and usage. Example, a DIY Grout Pen is used for colouring your cement grout into the colour you desire, but colouring wouldn't solve your moldy & dirty grout issue. The colour effects will only last you a few days and your grout lines will look even worse than before when the colour is starting to crack and fading. So be cautious about what type of solution you are applying to your grout if not you are just going to make your problem go worse.


Mixture Issues


Mixture Issues

Did you know that some grout filler brands in Singapore require you to mix them in water before using them? If you’re unaware of it, then better let go of your decision to do your home repairs by yourself. You may even be surprised to know that there are ready-to-use options in the market for your stress-free application.


But you can still choose to use your water-based grout fillers if you don’t want to waste your funds for not using them. You may only need to note the following reminders before creating your much-needed mixture anytime soon:

  • Overwatering may create a diluted grout mix that will not harden between those gaps properly.

  • Underwatering will make a powdery mix that is not ideal for filling in your tile gaps.

Better review their product instruction manuals to know the exact water measurements you need for your water-based grouting solutions.


Timing Concerns


Wouldn’t it be great to use easy-apply epoxy grout options in Singapore for your added home improvement comfort? You only need to prepare your ready-to-use mixture, install them on your glue gun, and you’re good to go! But always remember that your DIY grouting project doesn’t end minutes after applying your fillers to your crumbling tile gaps.


It is advisable to let your grout filler set in before cleaning your work area afterwards. At the same time, you must not keep your fillers long on your tiles if you don’t want to do another project of replacing all your tarnished tiling. Best to go back on your product manuals again to know the perfect timing for you to clean your newly furnished space.


Excessive Application


Excessive Application

Another common issue among regrouting beginners in Singaporeis that they tend to overapply their fillers, hoping that they won’t suffer from similar home issues again. You may be one of them thinking that your overflowing grouting solutions will save you from your tiling worries for good. But it may not be the case once you start scraping them off and redoing your initial output from the beginning.


Also, beware of uneven applications that are common among first-time grout solution users like you. It doesn’t only give your home tiles an unpleasant look afterwards, but it also shows your lack of experience in doing your work efficiently.


Consequence



Why Let the Experts from Grout ProTech Do It for You?


Apart from not committing any of the abovementioned mistakes, our experienced grout contractor in Singapore will also introduce you to some of the latest grouting solution brands you can try on your damaged tiles. We also assure you that you’re only getting cost-efficient services from legitimate tiling specialists in the industry today!


So, what are you still waiting for? Book an appointment with us now for your guaranteed worry-free home renovations soon!



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