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    • pipmoss
    • By pipmoss 13th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    Re - Grouting Flagstones
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:50 PM
    Re - Grouting Flagstones 13th Mar 17 at 3:50 PM
    Hi guys n gals


    I am looking at the easiest way of re-grouting some Indian stone flagstones at the rear of my property. Does anyone have any experience of using compounds such as easyjoint or diy stores home version .


    I realise that this is not the most cost effective way but it looks like an easy way to re grout and also appears to leave a good finish.


    Many thanks
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    • nofoollikeold
    • By nofoollikeold 13th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
    Easyjoint is good stuff. But you have to make sure the gaps are 25 to 30 mm deep (25 for concrete). Its much easier to install with two people.
    • rob7475
    • By rob7475 14th Mar 17, 8:59 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 8:59 AM
    if the joins are quite narrow, get a bag of silver sand and a bag of cement. Make sure ;your joints are cleared out to at least 25mm depth and mix your sand and cement 1:1. Brush into the joints while everything is dry and it will set on its own.
    • pipmoss
    • By pipmoss 14th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
    Hi Thanks for that Rob the joints are quite wide 20 - 25mm. I ve seen an own brand product on Wickes website that gets quite good reviews may try that and see how it goes.


    Many Thanks
    • rob7475
    • By rob7475 14th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
    Hi Thanks for that Rob the joints are quite wide 20 - 25mm. I ve seen an own brand product on Wickes website that gets quite good reviews may try that and see how it goes.


    Many Thanks
    Originally posted by pipmoss
    For wider joins use sharp sand and cement. 3 parts sand, 1 part cement. Mix well until all the big bits of sand are broken down and fill your joints with that. Brush away the excess. Will cost you less than a tenner for a big bag of each.
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 14th Mar 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:34 PM
    i USED EASY JOINT ITS FANTASTIC STUFF
    • Carmk2008
    • By Carmk2008 14th Mar 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:05 PM
    if the joins are quite narrow, get a bag of silver sand and a bag of cement. Make sure ;your joints are cleared out to at least 25mm depth and mix your sand and cement 1:1. Brush into the joints while everything is dry and it will set on its own.
    Originally posted by rob7475
    This but I would have a spray bottle to go over it once its been swept to help it set.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 15th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
    For wider joins use sharp sand and cement. 3 parts sand, 1 part cement. Mix well until all the big bits of sand are broken down and fill your joints with that. Brush away the excess. Will cost you less than a tenner for a big bag of each.
    Originally posted by rob7475

    Press the mix into the joint with a suitable trowel

    This but I would have a spray bottle to go over it once its been swept to help it set.
    Originally posted by Carmk2008

    I have just had a large area of Indian slate paving pointed and this is what was done.
    • pipmoss
    • By pipmoss 16th Mar 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 12:05 PM
    Hi thanks for your replies, am I to take it that I should brush the 3 parts sharp sand and 1 part cement mixture in dry ?? Then press in joints to compact mixture and the spray with water.


    Sorry about being a bit of a building numpty
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 16th Mar 17, 12:20 PM
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    Hi thanks for your replies, am I to take it that I should brush the 3 parts sharp sand and 1 part cement mixture in dry ?? Then press in joints to compact mixture and the spray with water.


    Sorry about being a bit of a building numpty
    Originally posted by pipmoss
    Yes dry - I would just keep brushing it until you're sure there are no pockets instead of pressing in between each joint. You might need to LIGHTLY spray the area as someone has suggested but generally, the mix will draw moisture up from the ground and set overnight.
    • ritesh
    • By ritesh 16th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    I agree with a 3 parts sharp sand to one part cement. Mix it up well so that you get one homogeneous mixture. Make it slightly damp and, as suggested above, press it well into the gaps.

    This is what I have done on an area of 50 square meters. Took two full days to complete.
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