HOW TO ADD COLOR TO GROUT
Can you color grout?
Yes, you can add color to grout with concrete pigment. The pigment powder is mixed with grout to change its color to any custom color grout. Depending on the type of grout you’re using for the project, the final color may vary from our color chart – white or gray, sand or non-sanded. The color chart is based on actual white and gray concrete. We always recommend a sample test with material to make sure you get the color you’re looking for.
How do I know how much pigment I need to color grout?
Calculating the amount of pigment needed can be difficult because grout manufacturers rarely include accurate weights or percentages for the contents. Typically, a bag of grout will contain around 23-26% cement and/or lime. Cement and lime are really the only ingredients that matter when calculating pigment load. Sand can sometimes affect the color outcome on lighter colors, so be sure to always test a sample of your grout with your chosen pigment color.
What type of sealer should I use for colored grout?
The best type of grout sealer for long-term water, mildew, and oil damage is a Penetrating Sealer. Direct Colors Penetrating Sealer is colorless and has a matte finish to maintain the intensity of your colored grout.
What can you do with colored grout?
Diane of Tiles with Style sent us a few photos of her remarkable work. She particularly likes our blue concrete pigment for use with mortar and grout.
“It makes the design come alive. I am a huge advocate of your concrete pigment colors. I not only use them myself in my ceramic tile installations, but I recommend them to all of my clients. I tell them the grout color can play an integral part in the overall design. They don’t have to use just one grout color, but two or more to create depth, or they can blend them to create a vast array of effects.”