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Unread 09-19-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Aquamix Enrich N Seal for Grout

My grout dried too light but looks great wet. I called Aquamix and they told me that their Enrich N Seal product would make my grout look like it does when it is wet and seal it. That is exactly what I want.

Just looking for anyone who has experience using this product and their results, especially in terms of darkening grout. Do you think it will work?

Should I use the 50/50 vinegar wash on the clean, 1 week old grout before using this product or can I just put it right on the clean new grout?

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Unread 09-19-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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Test a small area to see if it works the way you want, every job is a little different,no need to reclean clean grout.

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Unread 09-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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I had a similar situation w/ some granite countertops I had installed which my client wanted darkened. After much searching I found "Enrich & Seal" and it did a great job darkening a scrap piece of granite. I couldnt seal the granite counters w/ enrich & seal because the area where the installers siliconed the corners would not absorb the sealer. However, I ended up using the sealer on the travertine floors and it did the job- darkened the tile and light brown grout quite a bit. client is happy,im happy

I would recommend applying two LIGHT coats and working in manageable sections letting the sealer set in before buffing out. good luck
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Unread 09-20-2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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Also, i liked this product because it darkens w/o giving the tile/grout a glossy "wet" look. so, if you want the gloss this isnt the product for you.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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We use Stonetech Enhancer Pro for this...I have used Enrich&Seal and use it on some of our slab stuff on ocassion..I find the StoneTech far easier to work with especially on our tile installs. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against Aqua-mix..They make good stuff, but as I said, from expirience the StoneTech works better for us in this situation.

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Unread 09-25-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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Hi Brian

Whenever using a color enhancer to try to darken grout keep a few things in mind. It's always possible that you won't get even results (no matter what manufacturer you use). You didn't mentioned whether or not you are attempting to darken sanded or unsanded grout. You also didn't mention what type of material is abutting the grout.

Sometimes it is better to do some type of acidic wash first, as this may cure the light grout problem. It may also even out the top layer of the grout (depending on your original wash technique). If your grout is surrounded by marble or another calcite based stone, then acid washing is not suggested.

Lastly, Enrich n Seal has a high solids content and could put a sheen on your tile surface (if not carefully applied).

Most important as Dave suggested, TEST first!
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