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Old 08-08-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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How long between grouting and sealing?

How long should I wait after grouting to apply the penetrating sealer? Then, how long must I wait to use the shower after applying the sealer?

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Old 08-08-2003, 01:22 PM   #2
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Oh, yeah, forgot to ask if anyone can recommend a good brand of penetrating grout sealer.

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Old 08-08-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2003, 03:04 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2003, 05:59 PM   #5
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There is a spray on sealer on the market that you can use straight after grouting, other wise we normally recommend thirty days.
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:18 PM   #6
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We normally wait 72 hours after grouting to put a penetrating sealer on and then wait another 24 hours before using the shower after sealing. I've been impressed with my testing so far on the TYW Stone Armor... it has out performed some of my favorites so far repelling water, oil and cola.... on limestone...
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Thank you, Karen. Your check is in the mail. Derek, please refund the last check I sent you. Spray-on. C'mon, man. True tilers don't spray things. We slop stuff all over things.

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Old 08-08-2003, 06:34 PM   #8
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Yeah, Derek! How you expect to have a "penetrating" sealer inna whimpy spray can?

That some kinda Limey operation?















Hey Tim, can we pewt ours inna spray can?
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:39 PM   #9
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I really didn't expect the waterbased Stone Armor to perform as well as the solvent based Impregnator Pro. I have a large piece of polished white limestone. I applied two coats each of several sealers... I'll only name Stone Tech and Stone Armor, because the others didn't perform as well (I haven't tried Maurizio's sealer yet..) The solvent based Stone Tech Impregnator Pro had a much higher/tighter bead when I put a few drops of water and oil on the sealed/cured stone than the Stone Armor, but they both held out the water and oil perfectly. I have a limestone floor that has cola stains that I am working on currently, so I put several drops of cola on each of the sealer samples... not expecting any of them to hold out an acidic drink like cola.... the cola stained all the samples with the exception of Stone Armor.... I have to admit that there is a very slight discoloration on the Stone Armor sample, but I have to look for it... the others were easy to spot. I will repeat the experiment for my own curiosity, but so far I am impressed. I'm also working on my stain removal technique.... I hear TYW is coming out with a stain removal poultice???
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John, I Didn't say I used it I said it was out there, If I used it I could tell you the name of it. Now please rewrite the the check you just stopped pppplease.
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Okay, you're off the hook, Derek me man. Just watch it, okay?

Karen,

I'm so very happy you find Stone Armor to be effective. We truly believe it is the best all around impregnator on the market. We are in fact coming out with a poultice, along with some other exciting products. We are in the labelling stage at the moment, meaning the labels are being printed.
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I don't need a label... magic marker on the container works just fine...
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