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sukhenkoi 07-08-2011 12:50 PM

Do I need two layers of grout sealer?
 
Hello,

In my bathroom remodeling project I finished tiling and grouting and started sealing grout on walls.
I was planning to put two layers of grout sealer on tub and shower surrounding walls and only one layer of all other walls.
However, when I tried to put a second sealer layer, grout did not absorb sealer. It all went down on tiles and floor.
I am using the "Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice Gold" sealer, which is considered as one of the best.
Do I really need to put a second layer of sealer on grout on tub and shower surrounding walls? And what is the best technique to do that if I have to.?

Thanks a lot.

wraiththe 12-31-2011 12:11 PM

I would really like to know: was the sealer so good, that it blocked the next application from absorbing. Since it is water based - that does make sense. What did you find out?

joecaption 12-31-2011 01:05 PM

How long did you wait before coats?
Look on the can of sealer to see how long it should have been and if two coats are suggested.

oh'mike 12-31-2011 02:03 PM

One heavy application is it--or wet on wet with no waiting--once it's dried the grout will no longer absorb any--it's doing it's job.

sukhenkoi 01-14-2012 07:43 AM

I waited 24 hours before applying the second layer.

oh'mike 01-14-2012 07:53 AM

If it soaked in then you did well--most times it won't.

No harm done---it's just there to make the grout easier to clean---


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