I have just finished tiling my En-Suite and have suffered what I call Grout
Finger. This is when the skin on the ends of my index and middle finger
being worn away while grouting. The part of the grouting I have trouble
with is areas such as around the window frame and where the tiles meet the
ceiling. Does anybody have any tips or advice on how to do these areas
painlessly as using the squeege or sponge doesn't get the grout 'right into
the crack'. I have tried rubber and latex gloves but these wear out very
quickly and I'm back to square one. Any full time tilers out ther that
could pass on any tips?
Plasplugs do a set of grout smoothers for different grout widths...
However, after watching a couple of real tiling pros I generally don't
smooth the grout but use the diagonal sponge wiping method, its so quick. If
I do smooth I wear latex gloves because I don't want fingerprint lines in
I apply the grout and squeeze/shape-it into awkward places with old credit
card or similar.
I don't use ready mixed grout, its a waste of time. The cement based powder
is so much more workable.
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