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A mixing stick removed from a bucket of mixed grout

Overview

We'll show you what you need to mix perfect grout every time. All you need is grout powder, some water, a stirrer and a bucket. It's quick and easy to do, just follow these easy steps. Before you start, it's also a good idea to read the instructions on the grout packet.

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Materials

Steps

1Mix the grout with some water

First, cut open the grout packet with your scissors and measure it out. Pour the grout into your empty bucket. Pour in the water and stir it into the grout. Make sure you stir right around the bucket and add more grout or water if necessary. Keep stirring until the mixture has a ‘smooth toothpaste' consistency without any lumps. 

Grout being mixed in a bucket with a wooden mixing stick

2Leave the grout mixture to thicken

Once you have the grout consistency you want, leave the mixture to stand and thicken up. After about five minutes, give the mixture another stir. To test if it is thick and firm enough, hold up your stirrer. If the grout mixture just hangs and doesn't drip, it's ready to use.

A mixing stick removed from a bucket of mixed grout

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.