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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-06-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By claycarson
From the photos, seems like unsanded grout. ...

From the photos, seems like unsanded grout.

You can use the Dremel. As John mentioned, the tricky thing is controlling the wobble on a spinning tool - the grout removal bit can and will scratch...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-05-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By claycarson
We do this type of job all the time. Its...

We do this type of job all the time.

Its been 20 years, so dont be too hard on the grout.

We always regrout the entire wall top to bottom in showers, and do all the walls. Makes a huge...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,400
Posted By claycarson
I doubt that the hazing will go away on its own...

I doubt that the hazing will go away on its own over time. If it's what I bleeve, it's mechanical, not a surface coating like grout haze that could be 'cleaned away'.

But I'd agree that on darker...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By claycarson
You can have it tested for a few hundred bux and...

You can have it tested for a few hundred bux and consider it a job cost. Takes some of the uncertainty out of the equation.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By claycarson
You can definitely apply Redgard to the wall...

You can definitely apply Redgard to the wall before tiling. We often do the whole wall, doesn't take that long.

For the unflat wall, welcome to tiling. No walls are flat...rumor has it a flat...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-21-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,400
Posted By claycarson
Andrew, 20 linear feet, done well, can be several...

Andrew, 20 linear feet, done well, can be several days on knees. Could all be done in 1 day if there were no issues of quality, but that isn't possible here.

It's difficult to tell from the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-19-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,400
Posted By claycarson
Andrew, I feel the pain. Mixed feelings....

Andrew, I feel the pain.

Mixed feelings. Obviously if he's spent that much time on it, he wants it to come out well. Ditto for you on the time/inconvenience/checkbook side of the equation.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By claycarson
Ray, Yes, you can. I'd still prefer cement...

Ray,

Yes, you can. I'd still prefer cement board, cuz I don't trust water, but full coverage all the way up is better than plain greenboard.

Kerdi is also an option, goes on with thinset, but...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-12-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By claycarson
CX is correct, enhancers sink inside, the matte...

CX is correct, enhancers sink inside, the matte finish one is an acrylic that sits on top, a topical coating, similar to wax or urethane on a wood or concrete floor.

They are different, not...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By claycarson
New install, or installed a long time ago? Agree...

New install, or installed a long time ago? Agree it does appear like water underneath trying not migrate out...

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-06-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By claycarson
Fusion Pro grout is acrylic based, sticky to the...

Fusion Pro grout is acrylic based, sticky to the point of slimy, and dries, as we say in Boston 'wicked fast'.

So it's very easy to end up with serious grout haze if you treat it like cement based...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-24-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,400
Posted By claycarson
Folks, We do this type of job. ...

Folks,

We do this type of job.

Absolute Black granite is not acid sensitive in general, so possibly that may be marble even though it looks like Absolute.

You can test that with lemon...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By claycarson
You can use sanded on trav if you decide on wide...

You can use sanded on trav if you decide on wide joints. It probbly won't scratch if you wipe it on GENTLY. Unsanded is safer for scratching but slumps in fat joints.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By claycarson
Yes, thinset cement is specially designed to be...

Yes, thinset cement is specially designed to be about the stickiest cement out there. You could sand/roughen up the back of each stone to be 100% sure, but as long as packs of elephants won't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By claycarson
I visited Petoskey Michigan when I was a kid and...

I visited Petoskey Michigan when I was a kid and found one of them in the dirt. It had a plant fossil on the other side, so it was a twofer...

Thinset cement will bond perfectly

Sent from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By claycarson
Ditto what Dave G. said about the mortar needed....

Ditto what Dave G. said about the mortar needed. We've seen huge bonding failures with that mesh backing. Fortunately for us, it was always the reason we got called to replace the tile, cuz the first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,923
Posted By claycarson
Only difference I'd do: we always glue between...

Only difference I'd do: we always glue between sheets of plywood or OSB. The glue if 100% applied is stronger than mechanical attachments like screws, mails or staples. What holds sheets of plywood...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-30-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By claycarson
Pretty stuff! We don't see it as much in New...

Pretty stuff! We don't see it as much in New England, but I saw more of it when I visited your beautiful state of Arizona.

I'd agree with Kman. Strip cuz it makes the surface better to receive...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By claycarson
That water putty is some good stuff! Dried hard...

That water putty is some good stuff! Dried hard as rock. I used it recently to for a curve for a tile bullnose no longer commercially available, then it was painted to match tile color on a tricky...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By claycarson
Vinyl floorcoverings have some very smooth...

Vinyl floorcoverings have some very smooth patching compounds that work well. Henry brand makes Unipatch and another I can't recall the name of at the moment. If I were doing it, I'd apply that after...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-24-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By claycarson
Off the top of my head, (which is admittedly a...

Off the top of my head, (which is admittedly a dangerous neighborhood), I can't see why it wouldn't work.

It's pretty good stuff for keeping water away from wood - use 2 coats, not one

Sent...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-11-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By claycarson
Don't caulk it. Grout it. Grout is porous, allows...

Don't caulk it. Grout it. Grout is porous, allows the inevitable water vapor to escape, caulking traps it. Especially the floor/wall joint, less so the wall/wall joints.

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By claycarson
That's porcelain with a glaze, darn that...

That's porcelain with a glaze, darn that spellchecker!

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-09-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By claycarson
You can apply enhancer or sealer to any surface,...

You can apply enhancer or sealer to any surface, including a mirror. You wipe it off after applying, and the only benefit comes from what oozed into open pores. Porcelain has no open pores, so it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By claycarson
Half right. You CAN use a sanded grout on a...

Half right.

You CAN use a sanded grout on a polished marble, but Caligrown is right that Permacolor is a lot more usable in that setting. (That's cuz they grinded up the sand crystals much finer...
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