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06-18-2006, 10:48 AM
Hello and Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there

Yesterday I sealed my grout with AquaMix Sealers Choice. Its been almost 24hrs since I finished. I have several tiles that still have some grout in the grooves that need to be cleaned off. I purchased a bottle of non-acidic Tile and Grout Cleaner by TileLab.
So my question is this, how soon can I clean the floor after sealing the grout? I'd really like to get this all done and get my living room and dining room back.

As Always, Thanks for the Help


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06-18-2006, 11:36 AM
Hi Eduardo :)

What kind of tile did you lay?

I would have thoroughly cleaned the tiles first, before sealing the grout. I would attempt to start cleaning now. You may need to use an acidic product for cleaning. If so, you will need to reseal. TEST a small area first, and see what works best.

06-18-2006, 11:51 AM
I laid a 18*18 porcelain tile with 1/8in grout line.
I cleaned the tile and grout with a 50/50 vinegar mix a day before sealing to get the haze and the majority of grout off the tile. after cleaning, the grout color was so even that i went ahead and sealed so i wouldn't risk getting the grout wet and changing the color. There's only a handful of tiles that have some grout on them.

06-18-2006, 01:33 PM
Hi Eduardo :)

Well alrighty then!

Sounds like you're good to go! :nod: