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SimpleGrout #381 Bright White 1 Qt. Pre-Mixed Grout

$10.47 /each
  • Ready to use
  • No mixing, no mess
  • Stain resistant
Color: Bright White
  • Alabaster
  • Bright White
  • Delorean Gray
  • Earth
  • Haystack
  • Linen
  • Natural Gray
  • Sandstone

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Pre-Mixed Grout is the no-mix, no mess alternative to traditional grout. This shrink and crack resistant formula is also highly resistant to most common household stains. Ideal for grout restoration.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Ready-to-use, no mixing
  • For grout joints 1/16 in. - 1/2 in.
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Initial set in 4 hours, final set in 5 hours
  • Sample colors shown may vary from actual grout; final installed shade can differ based on tile type, porosity, job site conditions and finishing techniques
  • Suitable for wet areas such as tub surrounds, shower floors and shower walls

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Sanded or not, and does it need sealing

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MikeK
West Palm Beach, FL
November 9, 2012
I didn't see anything on the container about this grout being sanded, but the specs here on the home depot page say it is sanded. I'm curious as generally, sanded is for 1/8" and greater, yet this says it can be used for 1/16" to 1/2". So, 1st question is it sanded, and if so then why is it OK to use on 1/16", which is the gap between my shower tiles. 2nd question does it need to be sealed?
I've already purchased this (it was recommended by the Home Depot advisor in store) and was ready to grout tomorrow and while waiting read about it being sanded.
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Cape Coral, FL
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August 20, 2015
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YES IT IS SANDED. I did not know that when I bought it. When it simply refused to work on my shower wall (1/16" gaps) I read the fine print and found out that indeed it is a sanded product. I was NOT happy... as every other container on-shelf plainly stated "SANDED GROUT". So should this product.
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December 16, 2014
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All grout should be sealed it helps keep grout clean and hold in place longer also water repel
sanded yes it is 1/16 yes simple grout uses fine sand and because its sticky it will hold
grout that comes in a bag and sanded is junk and won't hold in 1/16 because it don't have the glue like
premixed does if your really worried about staying in such a small gap go with epoxy grout type
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All grout should be sealed it helps keep grout clean and hold in place longer also water repel
sanded yes it is 1/16 yes simple grout uses fine sand and because its sticky it will hold
grout that comes in a bag and sanded is junk and won't hold in 1/16 because it don't have the glue like
premixed does if your really worried about staying in such a small gap go with epoxy grout type
double the price but its not coming off that tile Read Less
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September 16, 2014
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Depends on what surface you are using it on.
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July 28, 2014
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If you want to maintain the integrity of the color with less dirt and grim in the joints sealent is always recommended. I only apply sealant at least 72 hours after the application of the grout to assure it has cured. Pre-mixed sanded grout can be used on 1/16 joint, it will requires a little more attention to the sponging process.
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Tampa, FL
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July 22, 2014
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Unsanded. Like caulking, therefore no sealing required unlike sanded grout
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January 19, 2014
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Personally, as a rule of thumb I use unsanded on wall applications and sanded on flooring as well as the size of grout joints guidelnes. Since you will be using it in a wet area you should definitely seal it.
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April 23, 2013
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It is sanded. I spaced my tiles at 1/16" and everything has worked beautifully. This is the first I've heard using sanded for 1/8" or greater only, so I'm not sure about that. From what I understand about this stuff is it CAN be used in showers and it does NOT need to be sealed. If fact, it can be used in pool installations too.
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Plano, TX
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December 22, 2012
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It is absolutely sanded and says no where on the container that it is sanded. I found installing this stuff incredibly frustrating. I will only ever use this for touch-up, never for a complete job. Get real grout and mix it yourself!
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Spring Hill, FL, USA
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December 4, 2012
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Yes it is sanded and I don't believe it needs sealing for my application.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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November 26, 2012
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When I installed it seemed to not need any sanding for gap 1/16"-1/8".
I used it for filler on some chipped tiles and for the larger surface gaps it could use sanding to look professional.
It cured very well within 24 hours and I did not seal it, but judging from the texture of the larger areas I used it on, it could benefit from sealing larger surfaces than standard bathroom 4" or 6" ceramic tile gaps.
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November 12, 2012
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Premixed grout has a fine agregate that allows grouting for 1/16" up to 1/2". Non-sanded grout does not contain any agregate. Premixed grout does not require sealer. Please feel free to contact our technical department at 800-272-8786
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is this product mold resistant, and is it ok to use on the shower walls ?

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Benton, AR, USA
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August 23, 2016
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I don't know about mold resistance, but it worked great on my shower stall, and I've had no problems with mold.
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September 16, 2014
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that is where I used it.
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July 28, 2014
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It is ok to use in shower stalls. To assist with Mold, seal the grout at least 72 hours after application to assure it has cured properly. Once it is sealed wait for at least 24 hours prior to usage of the shower.
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Yes and yes.
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Plano, TX
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December 22, 2012
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I wouldn't use it anywhere except to touch-up small spots. It's bad...really bad.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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November 26, 2012
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I don't know about mold resistance since mold will set up house on any moist surface, so keeping wet areas dry and well aerated is the best deterrent for mold blooms.
I used this product in the shower area where it is tiled with standard 2 x 4" ceramic tiles and it seems to be holding up great so far. I allowed 24 hours for it to cure and used the shower soon after without any problems so far.
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January 24, 2012
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Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Premixed Grout is mold resistant as long as is used in areas with intermitent water exposure such a shower wall. Very important to mantain the shower room well ventilated and dry.
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Is this grout sanded or unsanded?

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It doesn't specify on the container or in the description of the product whether it's sanded or unsanded. I understand sanded grout will scratch glass tiles such as a backsplash and I am looking for unsanded grout for that reason.
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SimpleGrout pre-mixed grout product is unsanded. We do offer sanded. Simply check the side of the container.
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Sanded
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unsanded
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It does state that it is sanded on the container "Sanded: Yes." I still used it on glass mosaics because I knew that some of the gaps were going to be larger than 1/8", my mosaic did not scratch.
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Tampa, FL
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This is an unsanded product, and similar in consistency to a silicone caulk
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March 3, 2014
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SimpleGrout is sanded. Use PolyBlend non-sanded grout. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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can i add a little water to it if it is dry?

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I am finishing up a job with the grout and it seems a little dry. Can I add a little water to it?
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Whittier, CA
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June 4, 2016
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I have had success in only SLIGHTLY moistening the grout to make it a little easier to work with when it's a little thicker than I want it. Of course, the manufacturer's rep recommends against this, so it may be better to adhere to their instruction and not add water.
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Hea BoB37: definitely! You want a peanut butter consistency. Makes easier to squoosh into gaps. Not watered down. Cement like materials loose strength proportionately as they are thinned. CYA Joe
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September 16, 2014
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I believe it would be better to go back and get another "tub" that is fresh.
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July 28, 2014
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do not add water to already premixed grout. It will just crumble and flake away.
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No, do not add water just stir the grout a little and it will loosen up. If you need further assistance contact our installation division at 800.282.8786
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 96 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Grout & Cement Don't Mix Well This product dries quickly on your hands & the tiles. It is difficult remove. It seems to only come in sanded, which doesnot look well on smooth tiled walls. When you go to wipe it off walls, it takes the paint with it due to the coarseness of the sand. It cost $10.97 for a quart sized container. This may be okay for a small project & does shorten the time to set tiles & grout the project, but clean-up is a pain. Also, there are only two colors offered - white & off-white (I think something like parchment.) The small pail dries up & thickens quickly. So, I would suggest only doing small amounts at a time, wiping tiles frequently, & keeping the tub well covered. August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use and works great Very easy to use, and the results are excellent. This is the second time I've used this product. I had more than enough left over from the first time, but as it had been stored in my shop for about 10 years, where it was exposed to high temperatures during the summer, it had solidified. It may have solidified at lower temperatures anyway, but it is inexpensive, so that was not an issue. August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Total JUNK, Stay away! This grout is total trash. Wasted a ton of my time. It is very dry, falls off the tiles, does not stick. Almost everything ends up on the floor. Then the sand in it (yes it is sanded) is very very coarse. The end result looks gray, not bright white. I applied a little bit, got frustrated...came here to read the reviews......did not believe the bad reviews.......went back and tried some more....same result...........got so tired that I scraped it off and returned the product. Then I got the powder type....it worked perfectly! Listen to the bad reviews here! PS: If you have one of two tiles, this product may be for you, but if you want to do a whole wall, get the real stuff - the powder stuff. July 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor product Bright White went on dirty white more like gray. I mixed the contents to ensure proper color but doesn't look bright white at all, I thought maybe when it dried it would turn white. It didn't very disappointed in this product. August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bright White color was disappointing While the product is fine, the bright white was underwhelming. Against white subway tiles it looks like a mid-grey, which is not really close to what the label shows. In the future I'd rather just mix up snow white grout (not premixed) in order to actually get a shade of white. March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good purchase. This product is really easy too use and clean up. It is premixed and ready to go. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tile grouting I always buy and trust this product. And I always recommend it. June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Grout Ever! After switching to a premix for thinset, we thought we would give this a try for a backsplash. I gave up after half an hour or so. My husband, who has tiled professionally had to take over. The grout is very dry. It falls off the float. You have to wet the tile before you use it so it doesn't dry in five minutes. It's just so difficult to work with that I will happily go back to mixing mine from now on! May 31, 2016
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