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How to use a mortar grout bag
I try to lay some paver on my
entrance way. And having a big problem on mortar grout bag. No matter what I did(press
hard), the mortar seem don't want to come out to fill in the joint. I did put allot of
water when mix mortar but still no luck. If you known the trick, please help!!!
There really is no real trick to
using a grout bag. Check to make sure that the nozzle is clear or if your bag doesn't have
one that you have cut the end of the bag large enough for the grout to pass through. The
other thing to remember is don't press the bag twist the top like you are trying to wring
it out. Other than that there is not much that can go wrong.
I bought the grout bag from Home
Depot, made by plastic with red nose, yes.. it has a little hold with 1/4" diameter.
The problem is I used the ready mix mortar also bought from same place for mortar bag, and
every time when I try to twist, press.. it doesn't come out and look like all the sand is
getting down to the bottom of the bag to block the hold. Can you tell me what part's of
the mix technique or the material(mortar and sand) can I use.
Sounds as if the problem is not the
bag but the mix. Most spec.mix mortar seems to separate in the bags and if you don't mix
hole bags at a time you do not get a good mix. Also and don't ask me why the fine grains
of sand always seem to be gone leaving a course and hard to finish mixture. go to your
lumber or block yard and buy a bag of Type N or S mortar mix ask them where you can get
some plaster sand or you can buy silica sand which is finer yet. Mix the sand and mortar 1
part mortar to 3 parts sand and that should do it.
I am a ceramic artist. I have made
handmade tiles for my kitchen wall and have put them on the wall. The tiles are green/blue
with a beige design. I would like to grout the tiles now, but don't want the grout to be
white. How can I change the color? I'd like the grout to be beige. Can I paint the grout
after w/acrylic, oil, latex, etc. paint and seal it??
Check out the grout... there is a
wide selection of colors. You should be able to find a beige... there is no reason to