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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-18-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By K K
Cermaseal grout stain

Hi John,

thanks for the input. Do you know of anybody who has used a product "Cermaseal grout stain" in a shower wall and/or pan area? Some tileman receommended this product to me and said that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-17-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By K K
Aquamix

Davestone,

Is Aquamix grout stain a topical grout colorant or a pentrating grout stain? Can I use it on grout joints on shower wall and floor? How about grout joints next to some tumbled...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By K K
Grout stain

Hi Davestone,

Can you shared with me what grout stain have you been using? Can that also be used in shower environment?

Thanks,
K K
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By K K
Cermaseal grout stain

Dear friends,

I also would like to know if anybody has used a product "Cermaseal grout stain" in a shower wall and/or pan area? I heard that this is a solvent based grout stain, unlike topical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By K K
Tagging on your thread

Randy,

Thanks for allowing me hitching a ride on your thread. I have had a similar issue of adding arcylic motar additive onto the grout during mixing.

Thanks,

K K
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By K K
latex additive added to ploymer modified grout

Hi Bob,

I have talked to a couple of the tech folks at Custom. They said that although it is not recommended to add the thin-set mortar admix or arcylic mortar admix to polymer modified grout,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By K K
thinset mortar admix

Dear Experts,

I finally had a tile man come to my house and regrout the shower pan and the bottom row of the tiles that showed some hairline crack this Saturday. The tile man used Custom sanded...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2006, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Arcylic latex

Dear experts,

I finally had a tile man come to my house and regrout the shower pan and the bottom row of the tiles that showed some hairline crack this Saturday. The tile man used Custom sanded...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-03-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
finer nail scrapped off the top surface of the grout joints

Hi John,

After almost 48 hours of curing, I used my finger nail to scrap the surface of the grout joints and I can scrap off quite a bit the top surface of the grout. Is that a sign of weakness? ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Damp cure

John,

I have been misting the grout joints a few times a day. I used a spray bottle and adjusted the spray head to produce a fine mist. I did spot check the one grout joint using my finger nail,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Sanded grout

Hi John, Eric,

It has been about 24 hours now since my regrouting. I just slightly touched the surface of the regrouted grout joints. I don't know if it was because the mixed grout was kind of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-01-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
testing grout

Hi Eric,

How many days I will need to wait for the curing to complete before I can, say, run a finger nail test on the grout to see if it is robust enough?

Thanks,
KK
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-01-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Mixing grout

Dear Eric and John,

I have one more question if you don't mind. I was mixing up some grout for the shower floor regrouting today. The first batch I prepared after 12 min slacking appeared a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
thinset depth

Hi Eric,

For the shower pan area, I did go past the depth of the tiles into the thinset on a few grout joints. Is there any adverse impact from removing the grout dpper than your suggest depth? ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Removing grouts

Hi Eric and John,

I am doing spot-regrouting on the shower pan which has showed some grout erosion after a vinegar solution wash and I am trying to do a spot repair on the shower wall grout areas...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-23-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Hi Eric, For some reason, the installer must...

Hi Eric,

For some reason, the installer must have used pretty thick thinset. For those grout joints that I still see the thinset, I believe I have gone to depths of about 1 to 1.5 times the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-23-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Thinset removal

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the response. I guess the installer might have used pretty thick thinset on some of the areas in the shower pan. There are a few grout joints in which I have removed all the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Additional question after the last posting

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the quick response. If you don't mind, I have one more question. For those several grout joints that still have excess thinset in the joints after I took out most or all of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Additional question after the last posting

Hi Eric,

For the majority of the grout joints on my shower wall that do not show hairline cracks, can I leave them alone without redoing them. If it is possible, I would like to keave them alone,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Additional question after the last posting

Dear Dave,

I have one more question right after I submitted 9060. For the several tiles on the shower wall that exhibited hairline cracks, some of the grout was relatively easier to remove and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
grout removal and regrouting

Hi Dave, this is a follow-up to my last posting and your reply. For those grout joints that I will regrout, I either have removed the grout to the depth of the tile thickness or to at least 1/2 the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-14-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Grout removal

Hi Dave,

When I was removing some of the grouts int the grout joints in the shower pan, there were a couple of grout joints that I could remove the grouts up to and sightly beyond the depth of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-01-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Hairline cracks, etc.

Hi Jerry,

I am in the process of removing the grout joints with hairline cracks. There are a couple of grout joints (left side of the wall in the attached drawing) in which there are hairline...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-01-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
latex additive

Hi Dave,

I have one more question. How about removing the hairline cracked grout joints and regrouting the area with grout with added latex additive? I will be using Custom sanded grout and I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-20-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,336
Posted By K K
Hairline crack

Hi Dave,

I can send you the diagram by email if that is viable. I am sorry that you can't open the file. One is MS Word document and the other is in pdf file format.

The shower has never...
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