Waterline Tile Grout Repair

sfbayjay

Well-known member
Mar 8, 2017
46
Largo, Florida
I have a very small section of waterline tile, maybe 6 to 8 inches long, where the grout is chipped out and missing. All the rest of the tile grout is fine, so not sure why this one spot has an issue.

Attaching a couple of pics
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I'd like to repair it and hoping for recommendations or experience with specific grout products that have been used with success. I'm weighing the pros and cons of the following:

1. Traditional modified and sanded tile grout
2. E-Z Patch® 22 Neutral Cure 100% Silicone Rubber
3. Novagard RTV 700-164 Silicone Tile Grout

Don't want to buy a giant thing of sanded grout just to do this little area, but I will if that's the best option. Also, someone I know suggested maybe I re-seal the rest of the tile grout while I'm at it. I have some "regular" tiling experience (e.g., showers, etc.), but not pool tile. Is use of a traditional grout sealer a good idea/recommended in a pool application?

Thanks in advance for any input!
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,959
Northern NJ
I would not use a silicone based product.

I use E-Z Patch® 4 (White) Pool Tile Grout Repair - E-Z Patch for grout repairs.

You should go around and fix any hairline cracks in the grout. I don’t use sealer on pool grout.

 

Mpire

Member
Jul 7, 2018
19
SE Louisiana
I recently repaired some missing grout and cracked tiles. I used the EZ Patch 3 to reset tiles and EZ Patch 4 to grout. I added a little concrete dye from Home Depot to the grout mix to better match the surrounding grey grout.

FWIW: I have never done grout work before; I just watched their videos and followed instructions. It was easy and turned out great.
 

sfbayjay

Well-known member
Mar 8, 2017
46
Largo, Florida
Thank you so much, AJW22 and Mpire for the recommendation/endorsement for EZ Patch 4! We've had a ton of rain here on the Gulf Coast of Florida the past few days so I didn't get to this project over the weekend as planned. But I'm hoping to tackle soon and I'll try and let you know how it goes.

Thanks again!