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Old 05-12-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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enhancer on glass

I have been doing a bit more back splashes lately and see many with a glass and stone mix, glass being only about 10 to 15 %. Has anyone seen what an enhancer will do on glass. These sheets are sometimes 20 to 30 bucks a foot and can't risk any wrong step here. I haven't done one yet, just saying.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:29 PM   #2
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I did a glass, slate, metal mixed mosaic last fall and used aqua-mix solvent stone enhancer on it with no problem. Glass was glossy, matte finish glass MIGHT be a different story



Semi- off topic. Color-enhancing grout MAY cause your color match caulk to no longer be so color matching. No- one complained, but before I enhanced the match was near perfect.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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Gueuze,

Nice. I did the same with trav and glass backsplash ... Enrich N' Seal ... no troubles. I told them to expect a difference between grout and caulk along the slab / corners once the stone / grout were sealed. I did a sample board which they picked a different color caulk to match the enhanced grout. (Grout was Permacolor Mushroom, Caulk was Latte - matched near perfect.)
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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I have gone over the whole thing, I let it sit till the stone absorbs the enhancer and then buff the residue off the glass.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Exactly, Rick.

Matt- good solution, I had thought of that, but there was no time for all that. Had I been doing other work in the house I probably would have invested a bit more into it. It was priced as a one day install with a trip to grout/caulk, and a trip to seal. I barely met the customer.

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Matt,

That outside corner is definitely different.
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The sheetrock is radiused as well. not square corners. Nice look.

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:03 PM   #8
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Yeah, I did both. They had bull nosed the rock on that corner, but squared it at the window return. I just always looked at it like a good trim carpenter would do base around radius corners ... 22.5 miter.

Is it right, is it wrong? I think it's right since the home owner likes it along with not having a big ass gap between the tile and wall where the top course is.
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100% correct. I guess.....it's what I would have done..

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Old 05-12-2010, 11:09 PM   #10
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I'm a nobody but I was admiring that corner as I looked at the photograph. Good solution for the radius corner drywall.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
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i like the outside corner also, and even though I usually try to avoid outlets being in the listellos I have to say they look nice done that way...think I will entertain incorporating outlets in my designs in the future
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #12
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Matt,

Your tiled California Corner, looks great! I asked someone and he called it that. You wouldn't want that big gap there otherwise. I have worked in quite a few homes with the radius corners but never had to tile around one yet............but someday! I will do exactly what you did...well done!

Yes when you do a backsplash and run a feature strip like that, it usually looks best centered in the outlets, if the outlets are bout the same height. Just another way a doing it.
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Nice job, Matt.


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Old 05-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #14
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Very nice work.

We do a lot of glass tile installs. I didn't think the sealant stuck to the glass at all. Doesn't seem like it to me. But then I don't wear my glasses at work. And we keep the lights dim.
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