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Unread 10-29-2010, 11:18 AM   #31
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thanks PAUL, that helped me do a 1/2 decent job, on 1st try...

I DID read this tutorial, before my first try, I think I just took the soft ice cream too literal, and got my grout too dry....
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Unread 10-29-2010, 11:35 AM   #32
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there is some element of "learn as you go" as much as we'd like to we can't be there with you. These interweb tubes are great, but have some limitations.

You'd be surprised how many readers miss a single line of instruction that makes all the difference. Welcome to the club
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Unread 10-29-2010, 01:38 PM   #33
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Episode 2 - the Epoxy Grout???
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Unread 10-29-2010, 01:41 PM   #34
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Good idea Joe,

I am fixin to make one on my next shower floor, just having scheduling issues with the home owner.

Thanks for the reminder.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #35
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Hooray! At my pace, I'll be needing that tutorial in about 2 weeks.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #36
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Bookmarked, Thank You and waiting for the Epoxy tips.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 06:09 PM   #37
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Great thread, thanks for posting all that Paul!
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Unread 10-31-2010, 01:00 PM   #38
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Post pics of your completed project.
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Very nice article Paul
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Unread 01-21-2011, 07:54 AM   #40
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Thanks Paul Thats exactly what I needed. I will get more sponges for my next grouting job. Sorry about the peanut gallery. Its like the grumpy old guys from the muppet show times ten around here.
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How long until the grout becomes too hard to spread?
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It depends upon the grout, and how much water your mix. Normally plan on 45 minutes. You can do a test with a small amount mixing it by hand. The amount you mix with for working a floor or wall depends on a few things; are you working alone, size of the tile, size of the grout joint, surface of the tile and how smooth it is. Better to make smaller batches as many newbies tend to think grouting is the easier part of the job, while I find it usually to be the most physically demanding, which rapidly slows people down.
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Paul,

You obviously have the heart of a teacher. Ever thought of making a video to illustrate your techniques?
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Great Tutorial Paul !
Question for you, have you ever tried using Cheese Cloth instead of Towels ?
Cheese Cloth works like a charm !
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Barry,

The YouTube videos are on the drawing board.

Gabe,

Yeah, but I don't have easy access and the old towel trick works the same. The more great ideas y'all can post here the better.
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