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Unread 06-05-2020, 11:48 AM   #1
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How soon can I grout after sealing this stone

Going to seal this stone with 511 porous plus sealer to hopefully keep grout haze more manageable. Planned to give it one coat - then grout - and then seal again. How long does the first coat need to dry before I can grout with Keracolor S white grout? These stones are on 18" X 18" sheets - approx. 50 sq. feet.
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You'll do better with an actual grout release than a penetrating sealer for that purpose, Al.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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CX, I'm a little confused I guess. The back of the 511 porous plus bottle instructions say - to use it as a grout release apply it and allow 6 - 12 hours before grouting?? Which is why I asked how long should I wait in my original post
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Al, just about any sealer used acts as a grout release. But they do make grout releases just for that purpose that are not sealers. I've used those on very rough surfaces several times in the past. For what you're doing, I'd go ahead and use the 511.
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Hey there Al!

For the first coat, follow Miracle's instructions of a 6-12 hour wait before grouting.
After applying Keracolor S, give the area 24-48 hours before sealing everything again.
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Thanks Davy and Holden. I did what you've suggested and it turned out very nicely.
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Looks like you have nice, full joints. Good job.
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Glad to hear it Al!
I'm digging the grout color choice, it blends in well with those lighter stones
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