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Unread 02-05-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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mist the grout

Hi,
I just used Polyblend grout and the directions say to mist the grout periodically for three days.
I am going to seal the grout with Aquamix.
Should I mist the grout for three days or can I wait 24 hrs. and apply the sealer.
I know you guys can tell me if misting the grout is that important.
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Unread 02-05-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Mist the grout, then let it dry 3 or 4 days before sealing.
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Unread 02-05-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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mist grout

Ok Bob,will do.
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Unread 02-05-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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Hi Jim, Welcome aboard.

Gotta argue with the chief injun ear. I never mist anything. Maybe you could compromise. Mist it once or twice and then let it dry up. Wait a couple, three days before sealing.
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Unread 02-05-2005, 09:07 PM   #5
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Hi Jim, Welcome!

I'm gonna argue with the boss! Follow the manufacturers directions!
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Unread 02-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #6
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Jim, I'm with John. I would bet that 99% of tile setters or perhaps more, don't mist there grout. And I would bet that not one here has misted the grout on their jobs periodically for 3 days including anyone who advises you to do so. Don't even waste your precious time. Talk about a bunch of BS. I have NEVER misted grout and have never had a problem because I "didn't mist the grout". Sorry guys, but come on.
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Unread 02-05-2005, 09:42 PM   #7
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Sorry to disappoint you Jerry, but I will start the first wetting session (when required), and let the homeowner follow up.

Who said anything about failure?

Now a days, I try to use Mapei's UltraColor whenever possible.

Just used some Laticrete nonsanded on some polished carrara. Darn stuff lightly burned the polish. I'll repolish when I'm finished with the job.

Maybe we can get Mark from Custom's to comment further on why they recommend misting their grout. Maybe it's a cure for all the shading problems.
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We've been here before. From last year
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Unread 02-05-2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Dave (stone):

So i picks me up a Custom Polyblend grout bag and low and behold - 3rd paragraph.

"Curing: Periodically mist the installation with clean, cool water for 3 days."

What was the question?
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Unread 02-05-2005, 09:57 PM   #10
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There are a few grouts that do not recommend damp cure but in most cases it is benefical.

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Unread 02-05-2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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John, I like the Ultracolor too. That other thread is good also. I think advising a DIY to go by the manufactures recommendations is fine and all but to mist grout for 3 days for no apparent reason or benefit is ridiculous and bordering on stupid. That's a lot of work for nothing IMO. Custom grout in particular has had problems with consistency in it's grout for a long time now, especially with porcelain. When you run into a shading problem like that, it is always the very next day and misting or even flooding does absolutely nothing to fix it. I would like to hear what Mr Custom has to say about this.
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Maybe that's why they (Custom's) came out with their new line!
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Unread 02-05-2005, 10:32 PM   #13
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John, I've been trying to find that thread where Mark talked about Custom's new line of "high-end" grout. No luck so far - can you remember the name?
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Misting prolongs the curing time, correct. And a longer curing time leads to a deeper color from the grout, correct. And so, if you are using a dark grout I would mist it and assume that you are doing some kinda good. I guess the alternative is sitting on the couch wondering if the grout in the other room needs misting??? I say, why not.
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Hi Mike

I think this is what you're looking for - http://johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=19868
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