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Posted by rn4sail (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 1, 12 at 14:43

I started doing my first mosaic in December. It all began because of satellite dishes left all over the mobil park where i live. I have collected them and am turning them into bird baths. I enjoy your forum and get some good info here. The last one i made has cracks in the grout and i am wondering if this is fixable. thanks, Debbie

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RE: new to mosaics

Hi, Debbie, welcome. As far as fixing cracks in grout, you can always repair grout. Just dig around and make sure that all loose grout is removed, then mix up a new batch and grout the piece again. Seal it with a good outdoor grout sealer. Sometimes it is never again an issue. If it continues to be a problem, you probably should figure out why it's cracking. There are many reasons, the substrate, the mix, the grout lines are too wide, etc., but when I had grout-cracking issues, it always stayed fixed after I regrouted.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's mosaic blog

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