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Old 11-25-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Seal Before Grout???


I have these natural stone tiles set and dried. Do I need to seal them before I grout? I did the kitchen and entry last year but can't remember what order I did them in. I think that I sealed prior to grout to prevent any grout stains. Also what would be the best method of applying the sealer since the tiles are uneven? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 11-26-2010, 06:51 AM   #2
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Yep, Grout Release would be the first step. This is a type of sealer designed to keep the grout from staining the stone. I'd apply it with a paint brush if it is very uneven. If it isn't too bad you could use a paint roller to make things go a bit quicker.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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Yes, slate tile should be sealed before grouting, maybe a couple of times. Then again after the grout has dried.
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man i love that floor as the others have said , try not to get the sealer in the grout line .Seal only the surface of the stone.2 coats is best .
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