Project 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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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How to lay wall tiles

Step by Step Instructions

1 Mix the grout with some water
2 Leave the grout mixture to thicken
  • Step 1. Mix 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. 

  • Step 2. Leave 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.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Stirrer
  • Bucket

Materials

  • Grout
  • Water
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