question about grout

Louisiana_greetingsJuly 9, 2008

I'm feeling a bit ignorant here! But if I'm grouting glass, I'm assuming I use unsanded grout?

Seems like I'm always in a hurry, soooo when I grabbed the color of grout that I liked from the shelf at Lowes . (MAPIE) Opticolor stain-free grout, I start to read for directions, and all I see is instructions included with parts A & B liquids! WELL, seems to me that all the stuff would be in one darn bag? Guess I will fit in another trip to Lowes and find something else, any suggestions? Or buy parts A & B .

Is this stainfree grout any good?

bonnie

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texaswild

Oooooooo I KNOW how frustrating that can be. I'm not familiar w/the Opticolor. I always use Mapei Keracolor grout. Why doncha take it back and get the Keracolor.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 2:41PM
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gin_gin

Sounds like you bought the epoxy grout. Probably not what you want to use. I usually use sanded grout because the unsanded to me is a pain to work with.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 9:41PM
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Calamity_J

I use sanded grout all the way, and have only bought the stuff that you mix with water, haven't tried that new fangled premixed stuff yet!lol! Is this for the light fixture??? oh I'm waiting to see that puppy done!!!!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 9:38AM
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Louisiana_greetings

Been feeling bad with the crudd all week, you know , when you cough sooo much that those stomach muscles ya forgot you owned hurt!?
But i was going to try and grout the light cover last nite, against all good advice i went and tried the unsanded grout last nite, it didn't seem the right cosistancy, so i sat on the bed for a few minutes and woke up at dawn, needless to say the grout did get hard in the mixing bowl spoon and all!! Duh!!
so i will probably try again tom..
bonnie

Here is a link that might be useful: grout

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 10:32PM
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Louisiana_greetings

i never had a problem with grouting a project befor, but for likes of me can't figure this one out,i air brushed on word some of this pic, what ya think, the black or the redish brown?
bonnie

Here is a link that might be useful: light cover

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 2:15PM
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Louisiana_greetings

changed this subject a bit, can you look at the pic on the post above this one?
bonnie

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 3:53PM
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texaswild

Oh, WOW. I see your dilemma. I like both. Oh good grief! Don't know how to advise you on this one. I'm partial to black, but that red looks great too. Throwing this back at you. BEAUTIFUL. That's gonna be fabulous.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 4:46PM
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nanatricia

The red .I think it looks better .

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 10:07PM
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Louisiana_greetings

went to lowes, they didn't have the right color i wanted, so i settled for terra cotta. did the grout thingy and am not happy with it, maybe it will look better when all cleaned up and the light shinning on it.
need some sleep, will deal with this in a few hours.
bonnie

Here is a link that might be useful: light cover

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 2:31AM
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nicethyme

Bonnie, while I think its lovely now. You can do a watered down paint to change the grout color.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 7:19AM
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texaswild

Yeah, what NT said - paint that sucker any color you wish. You did a great job.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 9:17AM
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texasfern

Looks good to me!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 9:43AM
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