HOW TO GROUT GLASS BLOCKS – If you are building a wall using glass blocks then you should know how to grout them properly. Glass has a tendency to show up dirt and leaving spots of grout on the glass bricks or not correctly smoothing the grout joints can turn your glass wall from a work of art into an area eye sore. In this guide we’ll show you the best way to grout a glass block wall so that it really does look spectacular when finished.
Take a trip to your local DIY store and ask for grout that is designed for use with glass blocks. Getting the right product is essential if you really do want a nice finish to your work.
Mix a sufficient quantity in a clean bucket following the manufactures instructions and recommendations to create the right consistency. You can of course buy ready mixed grout which is often the preferred method for most people – it’s just easier and quicker.
Ensure that the glass walls is free of dust, dirt, grime and grease. You can pre-clean the wall using warm water and sugar soap. Ensure the wall is completely dry before you start grouting by rubbing it down with a clean dry cloth or towel. To make sure the wall is completely dry, leave it overnight.
Take your grout float trowel and apply the grout to the wall ensuring you fill the spaces in between the glass blocks. You should apply pressure with the float trowel as you go over the gaps and squeeze in the grout. This will help ensure that all the gaps are filled properly.
As you work with your grout float scrap up any excess and use this to fill other areas in your grouting. Remove any excess grout from the surface and with a damp sponge wipe the grout smooth.
Once you have completed the entire area clean the glass blocks to ensure not bits of grout are on them. Leave the grout to dry for 24 hours and then give your glass blocks a good clean and polish.