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Unread 08-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Best way to apply sealer????

i kno your supposed to brush, roll, whatever the sealer onto the tile but i want to know what process has been more efficient end maybe easier as far as sealer application. some pictures may even help better. i just want to get really good at applying sealer
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Unread 08-04-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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You say applying sealer to tile. Do you mean stone or marble tiles? What about grout?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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travertine mostly, and both i like doing a coat of enhacer before grout and penetrating sealer after grout
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Travertine isn't that porous, especially in the high hone it usually comes in. You dont need that much sealer, its easy to over-apply and make more work for yourself.

for normal areas, I use a microfiber mop. Dip it in the sealer and rub it on the side of the bucket until it stops dripping. aply a thin, even coat. 10-15 minutes later buff off the excess. I use a floor machine with a red pad and terry towels under the machine. this is the fastest most effecient way. Wool bonnets work, but get residue built up.
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I always used a lambswool applicator (no roller) or painters pad. I don't use rollers.
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I use a paint pad from Home Depot for stone and for tile grout joints I like the bottle that has the small wheel on it at HD.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #7
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I use a spray bottle when sealing stone.I get a box of new rags and wipe afterwards,not using the dirty part of the rag too much.You know,kinda like folding it int 1/4s and making use of all 4 sides then I discard and grab a new one.

When just sealing grout,I like the lil tube w/thebrush head/but not the one that already has sealer,I like to use my own which is usually Dupont's Bulletproof.The one w/the wheel works alright but seems like too much comes out at times.Same thing,though w/either method-clean rags are a must.might bwanna consider some surgical gloves and some respirable protection.Protect those lungs!!
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When I seal, I try and get Davy to do it for me.
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