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I read about unsanded grout in a DIY blog and want to buy it. But I don't know how to translate that to spanish. What is it called in Spanish or Castellano?

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I know in Mexico, "grout" is called "yeso". I have heard that in some countries, don't ask me which ones, it is also called "lechada".

About the "unsanded" part, honestly I have no idea what that means. At best I can only infer that since sand means "arena" maybe, big emphasis on the maybe, it means that the mixture of "yeso" or "lechada" should not contain sand.

I have looked for "yeso" and "lechada" in RAE and also for "yeso" in wikipedia but I was not lucky in trying to get more information for you.

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forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2439219 — “Unsanded” means literally “without sand”. It is used for several things, such as crystal tiles — without sand, it won’t hurt/leave marks in the crystal.” –  Gallaecio Oct 29 '12 at 19:53
    
The shop owner did know what we mean by using the word lechada. –  juergen d Oct 29 '12 at 20:04
    
@juergend: Maybe now days it is much more common to use "yeso" instead. I'm glad that I was able to help. –  Sergio Romero Oct 29 '12 at 20:14
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Mi esposa es de Perú y ella me dijo la palabra para rellenar grietas es 'masilla'.

I looked up 'masilla' and the translators online refer to it as 'putty', but it may be a regional word. She added that 'yeso' is used to refer to the material that is used for a cast on a broken bone.

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I've been searching for that too and what I found was this: "Adhesivo para pegar azulejo mosaico" o "pega-azulejo".

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Sand as a verb is translated as "lijar" in spanish, so it must be something like "yeso grumoso" or a kind of grout (yeso) with a rough finish to it (?)

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