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Old 10-15-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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TEC Accucolor XT Sanded sealer recommendation?

Just installed a new BR shower unit... looks beautiful. We used the TEC Accucolor XT sanded grout. What sealer should we use to preserve as best as possible? We are looking for something with no gloss, just as clear as possible to retain the grout color. Any ideas?

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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Haven't used it, but according to the add in this link it never needs sealing.

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You're right Mike. Here's part of what Tec has to say:

Resists staining.
Unique stain-blocking technology gives AccuColor XT grout built-in stain resistance. Most common household spills canít penetrate deep into the grout, allowing them to be removed from the surface. Because the stain inhibitors are built right into the grout, the stain resistance never wears away. AccuColor XT groutís stain inhibitors also reduce dirt pick-up, making it easier to maintain.

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Ok, we will follow the advice, give it the full 10 days to cure and see if the TEK product lives up to the claim. This is the first time I have heard of a sanded grout not needing a sealant for a shower. What concerned me the most was the humidity levels and residual standing water in/between the cracks. Also, the home has a salt based water softener (no effect?). Thanks for posting! Lets see what happens in a week or so.


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