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Old 09-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Grout turns white when dry


I got my tiles down, and got them grouted, followed instructions exactly the way the bag said... I put down a TEC grout, the color is "Pearl" which is a light brown / tan color. It looked the grout was the right color when mixed, the consistancy was right, the color was right when it was on the floor. waited the 60 minutes the bag said before wiping the haze off the tile did it with a ringed out sponge wiped off the tile after with a terry coth towel like it said, let it dry, grout is now white... wipe the grout with a clean spounge again after it set a couple days, it turns the right color, then dries white again...



followed directions exactly, how do I get this what I think is a white haze off? thanks!

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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no suggestions?

I've done the wipe and rub a few times now... the tiles themself are clean with no haze, the grout just keeps going back to white when it drys.. looked at using a haze remover, but it says to let the grout cure for a few days first

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oops, just realized I posted this in flooring instead of the tile section sorry! Don't know what I was thinking, mind must of thought its floor tile saw flooring and clicked on that... can someone move this? thanks
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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Try using an 'enhancing' stone sealer----you may need to go to a tile store for that product.



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