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Unread 02-01-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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Pebble help (grout issue)

Not finding a lot of info on this, heres my issue. When researching I found mixed reviews on sealing pebbles before grouting.. Either way after grouting my white/gray pebbles they turned brown. I need to get these cleaned up ive read sanding is possible but also read about maybe an acid cleaner? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
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1- Got pics?

2-What grout did you use?

3- What kind of rocks are they? Can you get information from the manufacturer? *




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Tec accucolor from menards sanded light grey.

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This is the stone

http://m.lowes.com/pd/American-Olean...-5-in/50122049
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Unread 02-01-2016, 11:28 PM   #4
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What about this?

http://www.mapei.com/us-en/product-d...29&IDLinea=143

Anything better?
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Matt,

Call Tech support at Mapei. They will best guide you. Mighty fine folks there.

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For additional information and to access product data sheets, warranties and technical services, please contact MAPEI Technical Services at 1-800-992-6273 (USA and Puerto Rico) or 1-800-361-9309 (Canada), or visit www.mapei.com.
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Matt, your experience is the reason why I also use a pregrout sealer whenever I'm installing a natural stone or unglazed product. The surface is porous and makes it difficult to remove the grout residue which I think is what you're seeing. Call the tile manufacturer before you use a haze remover. It could cause a whole new set of problems.
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Not 100% sure, but it appears that product is not approved for wet areas or shower floors.

As it is a light colored stone, and may be very porous, a few things may me happening here or any of them combined with others. Without photos showing the wet "brown" stone as you describe, I'm only speculating based on other similar looking stone used in shower floors.

1- it may just be moisture. And it may take a long time to dry out after each shower such that it always remains wet.
2- the moisture may have caused minerals within the stone to rust, which you see as a brown color
2- the grout may have stained the stone

Can you get it wet & "brown" for us and take a few more photos?
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We have not used the shower yet. Once grouted we cleaned as best we could and the haze left just hasnt come up completely. I have pieces I havent used , wetting them doesnt create a brown color. Im guessing the grout has hazed the stone? I called mapei and they recommended the acid cleaner.
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I can't see it from here, post some photos for us.
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