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Old 02-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
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Which sealer to use that will slightly darken grout?


Just finished tiling our bathroom floor, and I'd like to darker the grout a little if I can. I say this because the thinset we used was slightly darker than the grout itself, and there are a few small areas that appear it has bleed through.

Can anyone recommend a sealant that would do this?

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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There's enhancing sealers that will darken the grout, but I doubt that's going to make your grout look much better. You should dig-out the thin set that show through. Next time, and for others, clean as you go.

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There's enhancing sealers that will darken the grout, but I doubt that's going to make your grout look much better. You should dig-out the thin set that show through. Next time, and for others, clean as you go.

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Dig out the spots, then re apply the grout?
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Just get some grout-color, it's a paint-like liquid you apply to change the color and you can seal overtop of it.

Your bathroom looks familiar - did you recently post about it in which it went into a discussion about premixed VS powdered thinset?
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Just get some grout-color, it's a paint-like liquid you apply to change the color and you can seal overtop of it.

Your bathroom looks familiar - did you recently post about it in which it went into a discussion about premixed VS powdered thinset?

How easy is it to apply? Is it something I can wipe over the entire surface of the tile, and wipe away the excess?


I did make a thread about leveling the floor beforehand and there was some discussion on premixed vs regular thinset. This is all new to me, and just mixing it myself was actually really easy.

So far so good on this project.. I should be tiling the shower area soon.

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