Repairing your home in a timely manor is mandatory if you want to avoid costly repairs. Bathrooms are no exception. If grout is falling out or you have a whole tile that is cracked, water will damage the wall behind. Start a home improvement plan that allows for life’s curves so that you can restore these blemishes right away.
Cover the cracked tile with a towel and tap it with the back of the claw hammer. Pay close attention to where you tap or you may end up doing an entire bathroom remodel. Once it cracks enough to loosen, use the back of the hammer and a putty knife to chisel it out of spot. Take out the old grout and adhesive.
Smooth the ready-mixed adhesive onto the back of the tile. Different tile takes different adhesive, so consult with a home store representative or the product label to make sure you get the right fit for your project.
Press your new tile into the hole and leave it alone for 24 hours to set. Keep traffic and water away during the process.
Apply grout into the gaps and press it down to fill with your finger. Wipe away excess and leave alone for the 24-hour setting period. The next day, buff the area with a damp sponge until it is flush with the rest of the wall.
Apply sealer according to the manufacturer's directions to prevent water from penetrating the grout.