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Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors

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

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Color the caulk with grout

If you've checked out the sanded caulk near the grout in the tile department and can’t find one to match your tile project, just follow these two steps. First add the colored grout to a large blob of fresh caulk and mix it in (Photo 1).

Tape off the caulking area and apply the mixture

Once you've mixed in enough grout to match your existing grout, load the grout/caulk mix into a zip-top bag and apply it (Photo 2).

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Putty knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Caulk
    • Grout
    • Zip-top sandwich bags
    • Masking tape
    • Mixing board

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February 06, 4:40 PM [GMT -5]

what color grout do you use? white?

February 07, 3:31 PM [GMT -5]

Great tip

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