Angela at The Coupon Project always impresses me with her talents. She seems to do so many nice upgrades and updates to her home. I’ve read her posts about gardening, which were informative and illuminating. Now, I’m really impressed that she re-grouted and re-caulked her home shower. She also demonstrates how to Re-grout and Re-Caulk Your Shower at Home with lots of nice pictures. Replacing grout can be intimidating for many homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be.
How to Re-grout and Re-Caulk Your Shower
Anyone with a bathroom, kitchen, or any other possible tile flooring area is going to come in contact with grout sooner or later. Grout is not a fun part of decorating and design, but the cement-like substance that keeps your tiles together sure is important. If you allow your grout to remain damaged it will soon decay, and once that happens you will begin to see the increasing presence of one of the things most homeowners fear: mold. Re-grouting your bathroom shower can be done in just a few simple steps, but they still must be followed thoroughly.
First, you will need a few tools that most people have lying around the house, so this should be no big deal. Unless the problem area is really large, you shouldn’t need much more than a blade, a sponge, a towel, new grout and sealer. The first part will be the dirtiest and the most work intensive – ripping out all that old, moldy, smelly grout. Take the blade and scrape the grout from the crevices, careful not to cut yourself while you break the grout pockets. Grout can be pesky and tough, so you will really need to get in there and apply some elbow grease to dig it out correctly.
Make sure you don’t overwhelm yourself all at once, as grout is known to be a messy project at first. Instead, opt for smaller areas and sections first, at least until you get the hang of the process. After you’ve swept away some of the excess grout, continue this process until you’ve dug up all of the unseemly grout you plan on replacing. Then comes the application, which is generally much easier than the messy dig out.
Interested in what the project will look like first hand? No worries, just be sure to check out Angela at The Coupon Project for some of the best advice on upgrading or updating your grout. Her tips and tricks are always on point, no matter the size and scope of the home improvement project.
She has a wonderful how-to posts with lots of pictures, including before and after shots. She is clearly one of the best in the business, and if you are thinking about doing some home improvements to your bathroom, check out The Coupon Project’s post, “How I re-grouted and re-caulked my Shower”. It’s both easy to entertaining and easy to follow, which is the best you can hope for when it comes to home improvement advice.