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Unread 05-08-2021, 09:12 AM   #1
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did I get this straight

Hi,
From what I read it seems as though using a sealer on Graphite, slate, and glass mosaic - you do not need to put sealer only on the stone, but can apply it to the whole and wipe it all down and your glass will not be hazy or etched or damaged? Most likely using 511 impregnating sealer or 511 enhancer sealer (which I hope is also impregnating.)

I think the tile looks amazing when wet.


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Unread 05-08-2021, 09:42 AM   #2
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For penetrating sealers, you apply them to the entire mosaic and wipe down the entire mosaic after the dwell time listed in the directions (often about 5 minutes). Any pieces that don’t absorb the sealer (like the glass) will simply be removed when you polish everything dry with a clean, white rag.

Since you mentioned how you like the look of the tile when it’s wet, I thought I’d run through these few types of sealers:
1) If you don’t want to change the look of the tile in any way when sealing, then a penetrating sealer is what you’re looking for.

2) If you like the darker & richer color of the stone when it’s wet (but not a change to the sheen, as a penetrating enhancer doesn’t change the sheen), then a penetrating enhancer is what you’re looking for.

3) If you like the darker & richer color and higher sheen of the stone when it’s wet, then a topical enhancer (a bit of caution, as this is likely a high-maintenance item when used on wear-surfaces like the floor) is what you’re looking for. Another caution: pay attention to the directions for application, as this is applied like a ‘paint on’ film that is left to dry without polishing off the excess like it is with penetrating sealers.
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