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Unread 12-06-2022, 08:36 AM   #1
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Grout in bottom of sponge bucket usability

I have an edge that's a little too wide that trim won't cover it and I dont want to use shoe molding. Its about 1/8" that will be visible when i put the trim on. I am considering filling the void with the "grout" that is in the bottom of my sponge bucket. I'm sure you pros don't have much in your buckets, but I am no pro therefor have a significant amount each time I empty a bucket. If I use it will it eventually harden? The grout is Mapai Flexcolor CQ premix.
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Unread 12-06-2022, 09:21 AM   #2
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Hey Mike, are you referring to the wash bucket or the bucket the grout came in?

My initial gut reaction to your question is if you're referring to the grout in your wash bucket the answer would be a most definite no. If you're referring to the original bucket I would say sounds good!
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Hi Mike,

Sounds to me like you'll need some matching caulking.
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Yes, I was referring to the wash bucket. I was just wondering. I appreciate it!
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Unread 12-06-2022, 02:51 PM   #5
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What's in the bucket is a mix of excess water, cement, aggregate (often fine sand), and pigments. The cement could easily already be at least partially cured, and the mix of the rest of the components would be unlikely to result in the right color or texture, or likely even properly cure. The proportions would likely be way off, and it might just end up a weak slush if you tried to retrieve it from the bucket. It can be enough of a mess, so don't dump it down a drain, though! More than one person learned that lesson way too late.
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