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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By groutkleen
Go to a janitorial store and get a high alkaline...

Go to a janitorial store and get a high alkaline cleaner. This will remove it!
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By groutkleen
Gene, I have heard of the product and use it...

Gene, I have heard of the product and use it regularly. It is a great product and if you are looking to darken the grout without replacing it, this is the stuff you want. It goes on easy and comes...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,473
Posted By groutkleen
we use sanded grout to remove pencil marks. Not...

we use sanded grout to remove pencil marks. Not sure if it still works after it is sealed though. Mix the sanded grout, make it kind of thick, put some on your index finger and scrub off the pencil...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-16-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,437
Posted By groutkleen
Well, if you are looking to completely remove the...

Well, if you are looking to completely remove the grout and do it the "right way", I can tell you that acetone will help with that. It will break down the grout making it very easy to be removed....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By groutkleen
The blotchyness is from over-washing the grout....

The blotchyness is from over-washing the grout. There are 2 ways to solve this is, remove blotchy grout and install new or color stain!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By groutkleen
Glad to hear it all worked out for you

Glad to hear it all worked out for you
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By groutkleen
Best bet...... 1/8 grout line and use SANDED...

Best bet...... 1/8 grout line and use SANDED grout! Yes I said sanded on a wall with 1/8 joint! :clap2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-16-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By groutkleen
Well, I have never used that exact product but...

Well, I have never used that exact product but would recommend sealing the slate before grouting it. We use 511 Impregnator. It is a natural looking sealer (will not change the appearance of the slate
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-16-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By groutkleen
What are you grouting? Tell us about the tile

What are you grouting? Tell us about the tile
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By groutkleen
You "presealed" porcelain tile?? WHY?? Porcelain...

You "presealed" porcelain tile?? WHY?? Porcelain tile does NOT get sealed as the sealer will have absolutly NO effect on the tile. Porcelain is not a pourus tile and will not absorb the sealer.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-15-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By groutkleen
Do not remove the grout, re-color it! Not only...

Do not remove the grout, re-color it! Not only will it change the color, but also seal the grout too
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-14-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By groutkleen
Clear sealers on grout are a waste of time. They...

Clear sealers on grout are a waste of time. They are surface sealers only and only protect from dirt and water. Spill a glass of wine on the grout and it WILL stain.
What you want to use is a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-14-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By groutkleen
BE VERY CAREFUL WITH MURIATIC ACID! It is a very...

BE VERY CAREFUL WITH MURIATIC ACID! It is a very strong acid and the fumes will discolor any metals in it's path like bath accessories, cabinet hardware, etc. Trust me, I know first hand :fim:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-14-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By groutkleen
Avoid muriatic acid at all costs. It is very...

Avoid muriatic acid at all costs. It is very powerful, deadly stuff! I cleaned a floor for a customer that another installer did the exact smae thing. We used a product called Sparks Tile & Brick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,048
Posted By groutkleen
Looks fine to me!

Looks fine to me!
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-12-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,193
Posted By groutkleen
JeffH, clean the grout with an alkaline first and...

JeffH, clean the grout with an alkaline first and then you go over it with an acid. The purpose of the acid is to open the pours to allow the grout stain/clear sealer to sink into the grout and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,385
Posted By groutkleen
We NEVER install tile directly over Gypcrete. We...

We NEVER install tile directly over Gypcrete. We use a product called AFM (Anti-Fracture Membrane) First you roll on a primer then stick this matting over top. It allows movement of up to 1/2" which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By groutkleen
You can always use a color stain over the grout....

You can always use a color stain over the grout. It will not only seal it but give you a consistant color through out
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By groutkleen
You should go with (3) 2x4's. 2 is just NOT...

You should go with (3) 2x4's. 2 is just NOT enough hieght after installing the mud pan!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By groutkleen
You want the sheetrock to go over the lip. BUT...

You want the sheetrock to go over the lip. BUT you do NOT want it to flare out at the bottom. If it is going to flare out, then the best thing to do wqould be to pack out the studs with furring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,962
Posted By groutkleen
I disagree. Water does not find it's way through...

I disagree. Water does not find it's way through a 1 piece sill BUT water will seep through the grout lines in time. That is why I say, TILED SILLS ARE PROBLEM SILLS!!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,962
Posted By groutkleen
That is a "leaker"! Use a 1 piece marble sill....

That is a "leaker"! Use a 1 piece marble sill. Have had many repairs for leaky sills, seats and similar surfaces made out of tile. 1 piece sills are the way to go!!! :clap1:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By groutkleen
New to the site

Hello everyone, my name is David. My company is Grout Kleen and we are a full Grout and Tile Cleaning Service. We also clean up showers, grout and caulk, Seal, Stain and much more. We are based in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By groutkleen
I just did a clean for a customer on Saturday...

I just did a clean for a customer on Saturday morning that had this similar issue. A contractor did the job and the tile had a texture to the top which held the grout in small groves and left a haze...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-21-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By groutkleen
Just take a 4" grinder and make a bullnose edge...

Just take a 4" grinder and make a bullnose edge on top (rounded). That is what we do when customers want marble base. We also have a bullnosing blade for our wetsaw. Depends on how much baseboard...
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