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Unread 05-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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I need advice. I used Dupont semi-gloss sealer and finisher on porcelain manufactured by Vall from Spain purchased 10 years ago and regrouted this last month. It has 3 coats on it.

I love the look but have read that this was the wrong product.

My question is If I choose to leave it on what will happen and will the life of the sealer be lengthened if I go for broke and put additional coats?

If I remove the seal, what is the best product to use and what could happen to my new grout ( beige color)?


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Tile is on countertop in kitchen.
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Unread 05-24-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Hope someone can give me advice on the problem of using Dupont's Seal and Finish. The tile is not shiny or polished. Is anyone familiar with tile made by VALLS in Spain. F so, do you think this sealer will hold up?
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Unread 05-25-2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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Welcome, Carolyn.

Probably nothing will happen to the tile. The sealer will likely peel after very little wear.

As for the grout, tell us what brand was used and if it is sanded or unsanded.

You can probably use a coating stripper from the same company:

http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Care/en..._stripper.html
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Unread 05-25-2014, 07:01 AM   #4
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The grout is unsanded purchased from Lowes
If I leave it on, how long would it take to start looking bad?
Would more coats help or hurt?
Basically, I like the look but do not want to damage grout
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Wrong sealer used

Thank you for your help.
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Unread 05-25-2014, 07:10 AM   #6
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If I leave it on, how long would it take to start looking bad?
One day. Or one year. Maybe more, maybe less.

There's really no way to know how long it will take to start looking bad, if ever.

I wouldn't add more coats at this stage. I'd remove what's there and use the proper sealer, like the one I linked to earlier.
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Used wrong sealer

Thank you.
Do you know anything about a product called Glaze Guard made by a company called CoverTec?
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I don't have any experience with it.

Here is a link to it.
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Hi Carolyn, Welcome!

Can you post some photos of what the countertop looks like now?

From what I understand from your previous posts, you want to protect the grout. I'm not familiar with the Ceramic tiles that you mentioned.

The product you used is clearly not intended to be used on countertops. I would consider stripping it as soon as possible. Some products are more difficult to remove the longer they have to cure. That being said, I don't see any problems with it affecting or damaging your grout. Since the grout is a porous surface, it may be more difficult to remove.

The next strip would be to strip it using the product mentioned earlier by Kevin. Follow label directions and you shouldn't have any problems.

This would then be followed by applying the correct impregnating sealer for the grout.
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Thanks to all for your advice. I have started removing the wrong sealer even though I liked the shiny look. With y'all's experience, I decided not to wait. (The sealer had been on countertop for less than 2 weeks). So far the grout in the area I've finished looks fine.

Now I know where to go when I need advice. :
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Hi Carolyn,

I would just like to make sure you understand that you will not be sealing the tile at all, only the grout joints. Apply the sealer to the joints and wipe off any that gets on the tile immediately. Buff it until you can't see anything on the surface of the tile.

You can get Miracle Impregnator 511 at Home Depot or Lowes. It's a good one. Follow the directions.
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