First post guys. Been reading and a lot of good info. I hope this is the correct way to post. I piggy-backed on this one instead of creating another post. I do not have much blog etiquette experience!
I am looking for a durable outdoor grout sealer/penetrator for our BBQ setup. I put down MAPIE Keracolor sanded grout from Lowe's with 1/4" lines around 6" porcelain tile. We have ~108+ summers here in Vegas w/higher surface temperatures. Some of the tile will be in direct sunlight, too.
Looks like several of you guys prefer StoneTech Bullet Proof or Aqua Mix Choice Gold. A few questions?
What is your choice and for what reason?
Is one better than the other? Why do you feel one is
better than the other?
Aqua Mix claims 15 year and Stone Tech 1-3 years pending a few variables.
Is this an indication of the quality of sealer? I don't mind having to reseal
once a year or so as long as it'll prevent stains from wine, beer, tomato
I just used water to mix the grout. Should I have used a latex fortifier (is
that the correct term?
) to mix with the sanded grout? What is the
benefit to using the latex stuff? More stain resistant?
Is it the solids in the sealer what makes the sealer a better stain resistant
product? Which one of the sealers I mentioned has more solids in it?
Is there another sealer/penetrator brand out there that is better for my
Will these leave the grout with a 'wet look' with out the gloss? That is the look I want, but a good penetrator sealer is priority.
I appreciate your help in advance and thank you for the time.