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Unread 01-23-2020, 06:03 AM   #1
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Grout slake time

Just noticed that the bag direction on Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus FA has changed since last time I used it.
2017 directions had “ Allow the grout to sit (“slake”) in the container for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remix for about 30 seconds without adding more liquid or powder”. 2019 bag directions eliminated this step.
Has the formulation changed, or have they just discovered that it doesn’t make a difference?
I still plan to give it the 2 minutes sit, mix, and move fast.
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Unread 01-23-2020, 04:59 PM   #2
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Its been a bit confusing to us too Jeff, but we always read and follow the directions as they commonly change for most of the products we use.

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Seems like we should invite our MAPEI rep for this one, so I have, Jeff.

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The original directions was an oversight. I believe a copy and paste mistake in the directions. We do not need to slake our rapid setting grout; Ultracolor Plus FA.

I do know others that still slake some, nothing wrong with that as long as you have enough working time.
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And I though it was to increasing production by eliminating smoke breaks which are less popular these days.
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