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Old 11-21-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
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Newly Instlled Grout Not Dark Enough

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So, after weeks of deliberation by my better half, it turns out that the grout color still wasn't quite right. "It needs to be a shade darker."

Is there a sealer that will also darken things just a bit? The color of the grout exactly matches the pillow edge giving the appearance of a 1/2" wide grout line instead of a
1/8" on 18 x18 tiles. Oh ya, 2000 feet of floor, porcelain, just completed.

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Old 11-21-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hi Greg

I think somebody makes a staining sealer.

Does your handle represent Salida Colorado?

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Old 11-21-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
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Don,

Salida, Colorado it is.
Been here 6 years and love it.
Small, quiet, and friendly.
Ain't going back. No way. Nope. Never.

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Old 11-21-2005, 09:29 PM   #4
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An enhancing sealer might darken it a little, but also might turn out splotchy, you'd have to experiment.There's always grout stain...made by Aquamix.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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Greg,

We were considering the purchase of a Salida liquor store in 1984. Nice old 2-story building with a lot of history in the middle of downtown. Seems like it was on the NE corner. Yeah, nice town, beautiful area but the "blue sky" in the deal was a bit too steep for good business.

I did a grout job last week that turned out way to light in color. Fortunately, my wife liked it better that the color she originally picked.

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Old 11-22-2005, 08:56 AM   #6
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Hi Greg

I would not depend on a color enhancer for the grout. Either a grout colorant or grout stain would be my choice. I have only used grout colorants by Aqua Mix (with great success). Usually tile stores that sell grout have the same color available in a grout colorant.
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