Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors

Here's how to custom mix your own caulk so it's a “dead-on” match.

Color-match for a better finished product

Can’t find a caulk color to match your grout? Here’s how to custom mix your own caulk so it’s a “dead-on” match:

Step One: Use grout to color-match the caulk

Squeeze caulk onto a mixing board, making sure you use enough to complete the entire job (it’ll be hard to match if you have to add more later). Then add colored grout to the caulk and mix thoroughly with a 3-in. putty knife.

Mixing grout into caulk to match the color | Construction Pro Tips

Step Two:  It’s like decorating a cake!

Scoop a hefty portion into a zip-top freezer bag. Zip the top shut and snip off one bottom corner. Then apply the caulk/grout bead to your tub and tool the joint with a plastic spoon or wet finger. Pull the tape free before the caulk sets up.

Applying mixed and color matched grout with a cut plastic bag | Construction Pro Tips

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