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Old 07-04-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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sealer on shower tile

When my bath was remodeled a few years ago the tile man said a sealer should be put on the shower tile-particularly the floor-every few years.

How can you tell when this is due?

Is it a difficult job? How is it done? Should I have a pro come in or is it something the average homeowner can do?


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Old 07-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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This is definitely something you can DIY.
Two things to keep in mind.
First, you get what you pay for. Go to a real tile store and get a good quality sealer.
Second, make sure you get the correct sealer for your tile. There are different sealers for different tile - ceramic, natural stone, granite, etc.


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Unless this is a stone floor, you only put the sealer on the grout joints, not the tile. Anybody can do this, it's like painting lines with water.
You can use a 3" foam brush if you want and apply 2 coats. Wrap the brush in aluminum foil and it won't dry out between coats.
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