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Mix the grout in a small bucket. Add a little water and use a drill blending tool for easy mixing. Add a small amount of water or grout until the desired thickness is achieved. Allow the mixed grout to sit for about 10 minutes to reach the proper consistency.
Use a soft rubber float to apply the grout to the joints. Pull the float across the joints diagonally to keep the grout in place.
Once the grout has set, use clean water and a sponge to begin removing excess grout. Pull the sponge across the tiles at an angle, taking care to rinse the sponge often. After the surface has dried to a light haze, wipe a second time using sponge and fresh water.
Tip: Use two buckets of fresh water, to prevent stopping for a water change.
To seal around the border of a hardwood frame, apply caulk the same color as the grout. Fill in the seam, then wipe it smooth with a finger and damp rag.
Use wood putty to fill in nail holes on the hardwood floor surface and the the corners of the tile frame.