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Old 12-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Brand new tub/shower tile remodel job.

I need to seal the grout (per my tile guy), so I have a question or two:

The tile is American Olean, ceramic, bright (high gloss), cappuccino color grouted with TEC unsanded grout, sand color.

I have some Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice 15 Gold.

Will this do the job?

If so, how do I apply it? For example, do I need to brush it on only to the grout using a small paint brush; apply it without worrying about getting it on the tile; or what?

If another product is called for, which one(s), and how to apply it?

Thanks for your expert opinions.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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are there no instructions on the back of the container? most of the time you apply it to the grout, let it set for a few minutes and then wipe the excess from the tile.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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when we seal grout we use a sponge and wipe the complete wall seam and tile making sure grout line is covered well then wipe off tile...after a while
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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DannyT,

The instructions do not address shower applications, hence my questions.

I'm really looking for an answer as to whether the product I have is good for showers and, if so, how to best apply it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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ben's plumbing,

I can see where using a sponge and applying liberally - both grout and tile - would work fine.

So how long to let it sit - one minute, five minutes, 30 minutes?

Thanks.
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yes it is ok for your use ..its recomended for sanded and unsanded grout ..apply as suggested.....
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we leave it set 3-5 minutes then clean off tile...
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Thanks, ben's plumbing...
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welcome ...I know you will do an awesome job...
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I apply it only to the grout line---using a sponge paint brush---that is a good product---but can be difficult to remove from the shiny tile face---
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I have no experience with this brand but it seems like it will do the job advertised. Sealing grout is very easy, just brush it on the grout joints, wait approximately 15 minutes for the grout to absorb the sealer then wipe the excess. Just wait 24 hours for the sealer to completely dry to use your shower.
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The product you have is considered by the pros to be one of the better products. Paint it on the grout lines and wipe it off the tile. Watch for drips and runs and clean them up immediately. The sealer WILL stain the tile if not wiped off. Waiting fifteen minutes may be waiting too long.

The first application will be drawn into the grout immediately so wipe the tile immediately. Wait about an hour then re-apply. Subsequent applications will take longer to soak in each time they are added.

Once complete you won't see the sealer and won't know it is there. I would suggest two to three applications about an hour apart. The first application(s) must be allowed to dry so that the subsequent applications can build for better protection.
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Thanks to all for the tips.

I'll start tomorrow.
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