This activity is carried out after the adhesive has completely dried out. If a recommended impregnation product has been used – – it should be remembered that applying should take place minimum 24 h before starting work (some impregnation products become stronger even up to the fifth day).
Method 1 – (equipment – a joint-filling gun, a grouting float, a paint brush)
After a joint has been applied with the joint-filling gun, it is necessary to wait for it to dry out slightly. The excessive parts of the joint are cut off with the grouting float and its surface is smoothened. Before the joint dries out, a short-hair paint brush can be used in order to even the joint and achieve a more nature structure of the joint.
Method 2 – semi-dry method (equipment – spreader, a grouting float, a paint brush)
A minimum width of a joint is 8mm up to 20mm. The consistency of the joint should resemble wet soil. After stirring the mortar thoroughly, it is applied with the grouting float between the brick tiles. Before the joint dries out, a short-hair paint brush can also be used in order to even the joint and achieve a more nature structure of the joint.
Method 3 – wet method – mudding (a rubber spreader, a sponge spreader, a rollable mortar bucket)
A minimum width of a joint is 5mm to 20mm. After a joint-filling mortar has been thoroughly stirred, it is applied to the impregnated surface (one layer of an impregnation product) and left to dry out for minimum 24 hours. Then the mortar is evenly spread. A comfortable solution is to use the sponge spreader (for filling the joints between ceramic tiles). After the joint has been filled evenly and when the joint has started to dry out slightly (2-3 min), it should be started to wash it off with the sponge spreader rinsing the sponge frequently with clean water. After 5-8 hours from filling the joints, clean the tiles with a water and vinegar solution in the 50/50 ratio or the efflorescence remover – Guard Remover® Eco Efflorescence & cement .