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Old 09-30-2017, 01:15 AM   #616
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What penetrating water repellent/ hydrophobic sealer will work with Fusoin pro?

I bought a bottle of 511 impregnator realized it was solvent based,went for aquamix gold but realized its focused on oil/stain resistance, not really meant for showers.... not meant or shower.

theres a bunch out there but with aquamix/Custom and miracle out of the running im left scratching my head.

Dunno what else is good / easy to apply
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:56 AM   #617
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The Fusion grout doesnt need/wont absorb a sealer. That being said, if the tile you have needs its surface sealed they recommend aquamix sealers choice gold. Please read attached TDS
http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/TDS/TDS-242.pdf
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #618
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Can someone else confirm?

I did read the TDS before using. It says "Sealing is not necessary", doesn't say anywhere that it can't be sealed for added protection.


I would have used a waterproof grout if I knew I couldn't add a hydrophobic sealer to Fusion Pro.

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Old 09-30-2017, 12:34 PM   #619
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I would have used a waterproof grout if I knew I couldn't add a hydrophobic sealer to Fusion Pro.
Can I ask what you are hoping to accomplish? Your shower should be fully functional before it ever sees tile or grout. Tile is not waterproof and grout of any kind won't make it so.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:43 PM   #620
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Fusion Pro does not need a sealer to prevent oil or water based staining. A sealer will not penetrate into Fusion Pro, but is not harmed by water based sealers if the tile needs to be protected. Tile and grout will not waterproof a shower. It is important to apply a waterproofing membrane before installing tile.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:26 PM   #621
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Fusion Pro

We have been using Fusion Pro for about 1.5 years now. Our white gloss PPT did not like Charcoal color bag mix. Clean-up of staining almost required use of Muriatic acid. In fact this was the recommended fix by the tile manufacturer. Fusion Pro fixed that. We use it for everything now. Takes a bit more patience, but well worth it. I think the labor/material cost may be a wash by the time you figure mixing, cleaning buckets, waste and scrubbing the hell out of tile.

I am setting up to do a 12,500 SQFT job now.

Custom Poly Blend is 44 bags at $14.47 for a total of $636

Fusion Pro is 63 pails at $45 for a total of $2835
This is well worth the cost difference for my application.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:52 AM   #622
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Hi RD,

I agree with you wholeheartedly. Labor cost almost always exceeds materials cost. The only exception would be when you're using gold inlaid tiles.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:33 PM   #623
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I've found you have to keep it moist (sprayed with water), to make clean up easier. It was gritty, like sanded grout, flashed quickly & required a little mixing 1st. Convenient but not a fan.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:33 PM   #624
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All I have to do is say "Doesn't need to be sealed every year". Sold!
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #625
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Gold inlay? How about gold backed ? (yes, they are hand stitched leather countertops)
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:30 AM   #626
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Thanks to everyone for the great information on this thread. I am in the middle of doing my first ever tile job throughout the kitchen, entryway, laundry room and closet in our home. I used the Fusion Pro grout in the laundry room. I think I followed the directions -- pre-wetting, wiping with sponges, micro fiber towels, etc. -- but some of the tiles have a dull residue on them and intermittent shiny/greasy spots. Is this what is called "haze"? My tile is a gray glazed porcelain tile from Daltile. I did not use grout release because I didn't think I needed to.

Should I try the Aquamix grout release on the next section I grout? Any tips for cleaning up the laundry room tiles? I can't get the dull residue / shiny spots off.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:56 AM   #627
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Kyle, you'll usually do much better asking your project specific questions on your project thread where folks can see the background information that's important in responding to your questions.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:51 PM   #628
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Ok, thank you
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:16 PM   #629
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Kyle,
That is grout haze and we have an Aqua Mix Non-cement Grout Haze Remover that should remove the residue. Also, I would recommend Aqua Mix Grout Release on your next installation.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:32 AM   #630
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On matte type tiles like Emser Citadel we have to use a latex paint remover to get rid of the shiny haze. We could spend 1 hour cleaning each tile and still end up with shiny spots the next day. Good news is, we like the grout and it's not too bad cleaning them up with the paint remover.
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