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Unread 08-15-2015, 10:42 AM   #1
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Solvent Based Sealer in Canada

Hello all, I know this is a very tardy addition to this thread.

I cannot seem to find any solvent based sealers in Canada for my honed and tumbled travertine tile.

I keep reading they're the best and I have a lot of air through the area of applications and would have fans going and wear a mask.

Are these products banned here? If so what is the best alternative for the canadian market. I'd rather ask you all then at home depot or lowes.

Cheers and thanks!
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Unread 08-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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Best to have your own thread, Carolina, to avoid confusion.

I have no idea about what the Canadian government will/won't allow up there. Google aughta know though, eh?

Whole lot of really good chemical products are no longer available down here, though, including the very best of some types of sealers.
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Hi Carolina,

Is it a kitchen backsplash?

If you want to enhance the colours, I'd use Miracle 511 Seal & Enhance. It's an impregnator that you apply and then rub off the excess; does not leave a finish on the tile. It is excellent.

http://miraclesealants.com/index.php...d=9&Itemid=178

For a natural-look impregnator/sealer, Miracle 511 is good.

Dyna makes a sealer that leaves a matte finish and enhances the stone:

http://www.dyna.ca/safetydatasheets/TDS-4300.pdf

All of these are solvent-based. You can find these at Tilemaster.

http://www.tilemastercanada.com/
(Yes, I'm kinda biased here...it is my father's store )
Also available in other GTA tile stores.

No real restrictions here in Canada although everyone says they're environmentally-friendly. Hypocrites... mining and exporting asbestos is still legal. I can buy high-VOC automotive paint. Gas-guzzling SUV sales are at an all-time high. Well, I'm no hippy either; use aerosol hairspray to hold down my chalklines while laying out a floor tile installation.
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