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Old 06-07-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Perma color

This is my first experience with Perma Color grout.. So far all I can say is outstanding product. I used it on this shower. Came off the slate with one pass. Very little effort with clean up.. Big thanks to Henry, and my local Rep Brian for hooking me up.. based on availability, I will be using this grout on most projects.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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Great "work in progress" pic.

Yup, it's good stuff!

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Agree, i really like the stuff.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Ive heard some good stuff about it.In fact that shower seat job on the other thread is gonna have about 900 sq ft floor/slate.I think Im gonna try permacolor...
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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L.T., if you liked the Tec XT, you'll like the permacolor. Quite similar.

Happy grouting!

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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i have a couple bags in my garage i was cleaning earlier, Antique white, Sterling silver, natural grey and marble beige. I am going to try to swap it out with the Tec stuff I have on some jobs coming up and not tell the people. I mean they are getting a free upgrade. I played with the stuff in my garage but I need to use it onsite.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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Agreed on the Permacolor, it's the stuff. No blotching and no more sanded/unsanded-what's not to love?

All experiences with it have been positive, save one(which was my fault).

Make sure to follow the instructions regarding the short wait time before initial cleanup. The way I was taught to grout is to wait a little longer with porcelains before initial wash because they don't absorb. Being in this mindset, I did this with a highly textured porcelain and the Permacolor and it was damb hard to clean out all the little fissures.

I've been dreading using it on slate but glad to hear Scotty made it work. How long before initial wash?
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #8
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I have to say Im a big fan of the permacolor as well.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:15 AM   #9
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I waited about 20 minutes or so. And I mixed it a bit on the loose side to make sure it was easier to get into all those nooks and crannies
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I bought some antique white to grout my project in "my first kerdi shower"
thread. Out of the bag it looked very dark and green. It was nothing close
to the sample. I had to go back to polyblend "Bone". When I mixed it up I
really liked the consistency. After slaking for 5-10 minutes it was still easy
to remix. It didn't gel as stiff as other grouts do. Hopefully I get a chance to
use it in the future. It was a no go this time around though. The tile store
refunded my money and mixed up some of my open bag themselves. Probably
to make sure I mixed it right and they got the same result. A greenish grey
color no where close to the sample that was tan/beige that would have looked
great with the tile. I like Lat's thinsets, I hope they can get this little hiccup
fixed.
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Umm, zJack, so what color did it dry to? Out of the bag and wet color mean nothing. Just sayin........

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so what color did it dry to?
Well, it dried to the same color as the unmixed powder. A green-ish natural
grey color. Henry and I spoke today. My local rep has the bags I purchased
and they will be looked at. I think honestly this is probably an isolated incident.
Maybe a mis-label, not sure until I hear back. When I mixed my grout I went
per ratio instructions. It looked awful dark and green compared to the sample.
Sample being in the tan/beige earth tone family of color. Like I said, my rep
has the bags and it will be tested. No harm no foul. Just a heads up to Lat was
my reason for speaking up. If no one says anything they wont know there is
trouble. As I pointed out to Henry, my local store takes very good care of me.
They refunded my purchase no questions asked and allowed me the choice
to purchase something else. From what I see as a potential problem would
be a smaller store that has a strict no return policy on opened bags. The
antique white I bought was no where near the plastic sample.

Thank you for taking the time to call me Henry. It really shows you guys care
about every aspect of your products and the folks that use them.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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Agreed on Laticrete's customer service! How many other thinset/grout manufacturers will contact you when there is a problem? None in my experience.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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Im just waiting to get the invite to go fishing on the boat.
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Im just waiting to get the invite to go fishing on the boat.
I'm first..........I live closer

but that would be a good trip.
me, you, and a few others from here..ohh boy what a trip !
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