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Unread 04-16-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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Grout release on glazed ceramic tile before black grout application?

Do I use grout release on whit glazed ceramic tile before black colored grout application?

The people at the tile store said I should and sold me some grout release..... but it says not to use it on glazed tile on the bottle???


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Unread 04-16-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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Tom,

Number one, I don't even use black grout . . . ever. It's a mess. Can't you get by with a really dark gray, charcoal, maybe?

It will stain everything it touches including the tiles whether they are glazed or not.

If you persist in this, I think the grout release might help.
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Unread 04-16-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Tom,

John Bridge doesn't like black grout because his preference is cement based grouts. If you use SpectraLock Pro Midnight Black it will not stain your tile, or your white shirt, and does not need a grout release agent even on deeply clefted stone tile. The pigment is not an additive in SpectraLock. You can take the colored powder (before adding the liquid epoxy) and smear all over your white shirt and it will not stain. So, for a true black that will give you excellent results, locate a dealer selling Laticrete SpectroLock Pro.
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Unread 04-17-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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It always seems that everyting I have to do turns into a nightmare. I've got c-cure black grout...I guess if it will stain/ruin the white hexagon tile (that was a real pain to put in) I better not touch it.

I remember seeing the spectralock at LOWES but I though it would be hard to use and less forgiving than cement grout....of course it is probably more durable.

Anyways. Thanks for the advice. I may get a gray grout or perhaps the spectralok.
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Unread 04-17-2005, 09:36 AM   #5
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Tom, just a friendly suggestion with those hexes. One thing you want to do is get everything down pat before final grouting that small hexagon tile or you will end up with a mucho grande cleaning nightmare.

Regardless of whether you use black or gray cement based grout, or SpectraLock, build yourself a test board for practice. And yes, if you choose SpectraLock you will have to spend an additional $20 for a mini kit just for testing purposes...but what a small price to pay if by doing so you can avoid cleanup problems.
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Unread 04-17-2005, 11:04 AM   #6
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I have run a test and the grout I have does not stain the hexes.

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Unread 04-17-2005, 10:57 PM   #7
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Job is done. No stains....nothing at all.

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Unread 04-17-2005, 11:12 PM   #8
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Tom --

Since you had such a good experience, can I ask what brand of grout you used?
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