How to mix grout: A quick two-step guide for all types of grout

Grout being mixed in a black bucket on a floor with a protective sheer
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You need to know the ins and outs of how to mix grout if you are taking on a tiling job. Grout is the key finishing component of a tiling task and while mixing is a straightforward task it needs to be done correctly. For example, add too much water and you will weaken the grout mix which means that it cannot do its job properly.

If you are tiling a wall you need to make sure that the grout is in prime condition and mixed thoroughly so it is not lumpy. This makes it difficult to apply and get the ideal finish. If the mix is to dry it will set too quickly and be difficult to work with.

Follow our essential guidelines to make sure your grout mix is the right consistently to get its job done as desired. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.