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money-pit 06-18-2009 04:40 PM

Laticrete 1776 grout enhancer problem
I used too much water to clean the grout of my floor tiles during the
grouting process(the mix had no water in it just 1776 enhancer and laticrete sanded grout)
The grout dried almost white
The color should be dark beige
Right now i'm doing the final clean up 24hrs later using a damp sponge and some cheese cloth.The dark tan color returns when damp but as soon as it dries it whitens up
I'm going call the manufacture tomorrow

DeWoof01 06-18-2009 04:41 PM

Order a bottle of colorsealer in the color of your grout and apply. Will give an excellent seal and take care of your problem at the same time.

money-pit 06-18-2009 05:11 PM

Any particular manufacture?

DeWoof01 06-18-2009 05:25 PM

I go with grout perfect or inject-a-floor systems.

money-pit 06-18-2009 06:03 PM

thank you
any idea what I did wrong?
How do do you clean up the excess grout with a dry sponge?
I'm thinking if I didn't use the 1776 enhancer and just used plain water in the grout mix I wouldn't have had this problem
DIY can be very costly with the wrong advice(lowe's salesperson)

poppameth 06-19-2009 05:56 AM

I haven't used the grout enhancer before, but it shouldn't cause you such problems. Normally your problem is caused by over watering during cleaning. You use a damp sponge, not wet. There are a few products that can help you. Aquamix makes and epoxy grout colorant and sealer that will definitely solve the problem. They also make a cheaper product called Enrich and Seal that will return the color to it just like it does when you wet it now.

money-pit 06-19-2009 02:22 PM

color and sealer
I called the laticrete today and they are sending me some sealer and color:thumbsup: thanx for the help

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