Regrouting tiles: How to remove old and add new grout

Person applying grout to white tile with a grout float
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Regrouting tiles is a job that most DIYers can tackle. Even if you don’t have much experience in this area, it's a great place to start. You can mix up small batches of grout and practice in a small out of the way area to hone your technique.

More experienced DIYers can jump straight in, but still need to know the essential techniques. If you know how to tile a wall you’ll need to know how to grout. Regrouting is the same as grouting except you need to remove the old grout before you can get started.

Here we tell how much grout you’ll need and the tools and technique to remove the old and add the new for a pro looking finish.   

Regrouting tiles: How much grout will I need?

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.