Whether you have chosen classic, glamour, metallic, or crystal glass grouting, for the best mixture consistency, let the product come to room temperature for 1 day before mixing. 65° - 75° is ideal. Never mix when the temperature is below 55° or above 85°.
Mix only enough grout that can be spread and cleaned within one hour of mixing.
The STAINMASTER™ Specialty Grout bucket contains an instruction booklet, scrub pad, Part B catalyst, and grout base. Following the instruction booklet, and wearing rubber gloves, pour all of the catalyst into the grouting mixture. To avoid trapping air in the mixture, grout requires slow mixing, an electric drill fitted equipped with a mixing paddle at a low speed is recommended. Hand mixing is not recommended. Use a margin trowel to make sure all of the grout is removed from the edges and thoroughly mixed.
If you are adding a Shimmer Finish, make a pocket in the middle of the mixture and pour in the shimmer, slowly folding it in. Finish mixing with a power mixer. Plan to use 1 packet of Shimmer per 5.5 lb. bucket or 2 packets per 11 lb. bucket.
STAINMASTER™ Specialty Grout has the color baked in to the quartz aggregate, so the resulting grout color is always consistent and non-fading.
Want to see more about mixing STAINMASTER™ Specialty Grout? Check out this video for techniques for using our STAINMASTER™ Specialty Grout Collection.