Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back to work!

I'm getting motivated to tackle the bathroom wall tile grout again.  This bathroom project has really been my nemesis and it was close to being done last year.  But of course we over-estimated both our abilities and grout set time for the wall tiles.  We were left with a functional but sloppy mess to clean up.

Caked on grout before cleaning.

Last night I decided enough was enough and we should just start working on it, even if just a little at a time.  I used a glass scraper (a.k.a. - razor blade with handle) and it worked well on the surface of the tile.  It took a long time to get the grout line to look decent and I'm still looking for a tool that will make that part easier.

Grout lines after cleaning.

Chipping away at grout is kind of fun and it's very rewarding when the lines look nice and clean.  But that feeling wears off very quickly when I look around and see how many lines there left are to do.  Why did we go with subway tile again?

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