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2112 Beans
09-08-2007, 09:43 AM
I recently finished my ceramic tile bathroom floor. I used a sanded grout from Laticrete. After a thorough cleaning and several days of drying, I applied Aquamix "natural color" grout sealer. But now there is a noticable loss of sheen just next to the grout line where some of the sealer contacted the tile.

Any ideas as to cleaning this up and bringing back the sheen?


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chuck stevenson
09-08-2007, 09:59 AM

You may want to check this JB Forum out. It deals with sealers and other maintenance issues.

Rob Z
09-08-2007, 10:28 AM
Hi Joe,

Did you remove all the excess sealer?

What type of tile did you use?

I will call my Aqua Mix rep for you about this.

Can you post a picture?

09-08-2007, 09:41 PM
Any sealer left on the surface of a tile that is not absorbed, if left to dry will leave a film. SOmetimes, the easiest way to get rid of it is to use a rag with some sealer on it - the solvents in the sealer will disolve the sealer, then buff it dry.

09-08-2007, 10:25 PM
Water based sealers wont break themselves down the same way solvent
based sealers will. I believe most of aqua mix sealers are water based,
thus the name AQUA mix. Ill ping the other mods and see if i cant get
someone here who knows the right answer.

09-08-2007, 11:21 PM
Hi Joe :)

Is this ( the product you used? Did you buff off the excess as described in Item 5?

Either way you may want to try some Nano Scrub and see if the excess will come off the tile. I also suggest calling Aqua Mix tech. If you have access to purchasing Nano Scrub, you'll be able to start cleaning before Monday.