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Unread 04-30-2020, 04:56 PM   #16
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Spectralock also comes in an opaque version. https://cdn.laticrete.com/~/media/au...DC51D70B51B8DE
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Unread 04-30-2020, 05:45 PM   #17
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I'd use regular Specktralock. The grit is finer than most sanded grouts.
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My thoughts were that the tile you're planning is sort of iridescent, and the first one I mentioned would seem to complement that. A solid white might not. Haven't done it, so can't tell for sure.
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So the mother of Pearl does have an iridescent quality to it, however I like your thought of an opaque version better. Is the opaque version also unsanded?
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The spec sheet says it can be worked into 1/16" grout joints...the sand in it is quite fine and I think you'll find that it is rounded rather than sharp. You could call them to get their thoughts on it...

Most of these epoxy grouts come with three packets:
- accelerator
- epoxy
- colorant, that may be sort of like sand, but may be plastic - they call it a powder in the instructions

Depending on what you're doing, you have some flexibility on how much of the part C, or colorant you use.
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Thank you Jim!
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Great, that means I can skip the priming! Thank you guys a ton!
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Btw, we’re finally just starting and I got the materials but wondering if using regular drywall screws is acceptable? Or do I need special screws for the Sheetrock? I did get the alkali resistant tape as recommended. Thank you!
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The regular DW screws will be fine Jax.
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Have fun with the project.
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Thank you ! So just to make sure, tape seams with alkali resistant tape and use white mortar. To prime or not to prime drywall?
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You don't need to prime the drywall prior to tiling. You do not want to use drywall mud on the seams, but do tape the seams. You may want to do that as you tile the area, as if you do it beforehand, you may end up with some speed bumps.
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Good idea, I thought I would tape with mortar and sand the seams if I needed too. But if I can tape and install at same time,, even better! Thank you Jim!
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Welcome, Jax.

It'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
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Gotcha CX! Makes sense. Thanks!
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