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Old 02-09-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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I am installing a light colored slate in a kitchen. I would like to darken the slate to give it a "wet" look. Seakers and enhansers do nothing. I tried a satin varathane on a sample and it is exactly what I want. The slate is pourous and not smooth so there should be no problems with this finish sticking. Are there any problems doing this???
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I only use sealers made for this, check with the manudacturer of this product and see what they say.

What sealers have you tried already, Aquamix and Stonetech both make sealers that will give you that look.

http://www.aquamix.com/for_home_use/products/

You will probably have to strip whatever sealer you used , before applying another, 2 coats of whatver you use should be applyed before grouting, grouting slate is a PITA.

Did you seal this floor yet or try the sealers you didn't like on a sample?

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Thanks for the reply R&D. I tried the sealers on samples only. I will try the aquamix products.
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