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Unread 03-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #421
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Thanks for the feedback, but do you think it will hold as is? I am a little bit of a perfectionist, but I do not want to create a bigger project. I tried removing sealer from the one in the kitchen, a few years ago, and it ended up becoming a complete redo...seems the sealer stripper affected the grout...so if it looks solid (just looks like 2 different people did the work) will it hold?

BellaBella - this is VERY similar to FusionPro. I have used both Custom and Mapei, but I have to say when it comes to acrylic grout I always choose Flexcolor. The end result seems more even to me (texture), the color very consistent and the clean-up of any residual haze is MUCH easier with Flexcolor. The only complaint, which is minor, is it has watery consistency that makes working with it a little more difficult (it is extremely slippery to get on the float and on the wall), just make sure to pack the joints, work small and do not over-wipe. It is the more superior product IMO, but oddly I find the haze is better cleaned with Custom's "NON-Cement Haze Remover" - emphasis on the "Non" part

...writing that made me wish I did it myself, I miss using it...
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Unread 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM   #422
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Jeff, I would advise the same thing as Paul, call Mapei and get their opinion. This is the first time I've heard of anyone sealing Flexcolor grout.
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Unread 03-30-2019, 12:40 PM   #423
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If you use a sealer make sure that you use one that's water-based not solvent-based. This is in Flexcolor CQ's instructions. (and Fusion's too).
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Unread 04-01-2019, 09:00 AM   #424
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Thanks for the feedback, but do you think it will hold as is? I am a little bit of a perfectionist, but I do not want to create a bigger project. I tried removing sealer from the one in the kitchen, a few years ago, and it ended up becoming a complete redo...seems the sealer stripper affected the grout...so if it looks solid (just looks like 2 different people did the work) will it hold?
The beauty of Flexcolor CQ is that since it's premixed, you can pull a small amount from the bucket and try it in one area to see if it will work. If the test dries out fine, and the two layers seem solidly bonded; you should be in good shape!

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Is this similar to QuartzLock is how it looks and handles? Or is similar to Fusion?
Jeff is spot on with this, we use acrylic technology in Flexcolor CQ, so it will be more similar to Fusion Pro than Quartzlock.
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Used flexcolor for the first time today. Seemed a lot easier to cleanup, used the included sponge and a microfiber towel for a light wipe. Working in 3’x3’ areas helped me stay ahead of the drying.

One odd thing, the sponge creates a lot of foam when rinsing it out. Smells a little chemically. Makes me wonder if mapei adds some kind of chemical, maybe to help with cleaning. ? Or maybe the foam is due to the sponge having small pores.

Either way glad I tried the grout, look forward to it’s stain resistance. Having a pre mixed bucket is very handy and easy to use.
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Yeah there's definitely something in the sponge. We used FC recently on a couple backslashes. It's great stuff.
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