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Unread 05-31-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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How long should I wait to seal my grout?

My grout package doesn't have very clear directions, actually they are just pictures and after the cleaning process it says 16-24hrs with a picture of some one standing on it. What I am wondering if I have to wait 24hrs to seal or if I should wait the 48 that the sealer I bought says? Any help is much appreciated.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hopefully it is a cement grout and not a non sealing type like a urethane Starquartz,or accucolor.I would wait at least 48 hours,usually 72.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 06:02 AM   #3
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it is a cement grout. So 48-72. The stuff I have is from Home depot, Tile Lab Surface Gard, says just to apply with a sponge or mop. Should I be good or any other tips I should know about?
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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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Good tip would be to return the product to Homer, Ian. We don't see a lot of good opinion of the Tile Lab line here on the forum.

Lotta better products out there. Expect to pay for them.

And I'd consider the 72-hour wait an absolute minimum.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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Hi Ian

I agree with CX. Consider using another sealer. There are plenty we can recommend.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #6
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Well thanks for the advice guys, I am going to be taking leave so ill be giving my tile 6 days to cure. So what sealers would you recommend? I would rather pay a little more to have a better product especially after all the work I have put in so far. Oh and by the way I hate grouting lol. Takes for ever. Thanks again.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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Surface Treatment Technologies and StoneTech would be your best bet IMO.

stt-sealers.com

Econoseal is an extremely effective sealer with a shorter lifespan than their higher end sealer.

SB is very effective with a signifiantly longer life span, but higher cost.


http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Tech_Pr...ine_store.html

Just dont buy Bulletproof, it hasnt done well at all through testing. Your best bet from ST would be Impregnator Pro.
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