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Old 08-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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After Tile when can you use


We had a subway tile backsplash installed yesterday. We know to give it 24-48 hours before we wipe down the backsplash or press on it. But how long should we wait before using our kitchen in terms of cooking food, running the dishwasher etc?
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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Has the grout been sealed? If it has, you can use it now. There is no reason to wait any longer. It's a backsplash.
Sealing is important as it will stain, especially around the stove.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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No I plan on sealing Wednesday night or Thursday morning
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The instructions on the sealer will tell you how long it takes to dry. You should be good to go after that.
Try to keep the sealer off the tile. It gets sticky on the surface. Pick up the sealer cleaner with the sealer. Each company will make one.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:58 PM   #5
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This question keeps come up and sometimes the wrong answer given. This applies to penetrating sealers but not necessarily all of them. This is why I like 511 Impregnator.

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Originally Posted by manufacturer's data sheet
WATER, STAIN & SLIP PROTECTION FOR:
• Sanded Grout
• Quarry Tile
• Ceramic Tile
Glazed Tile

• Porcelain Tile
• Polished Granite
• Polished Marble


• Stucco
• Slate
• Terrazzo
• Quartz
• Travertine
• Agglomerate

511 Impregnator is the original penetrating sealer designed for the protection of all medium to dense porous surfaces. 511 Impregnator forms an invisible barrier that is resistant to moisture and stains while allowing vapor to escape. 511 Impregnator is not a surface coating and will not alter the natural look. All surfaces treated are harder and less slippery.
You can use the kitchen the next day if you need to and if you don't have to or don't mind moving some appliances again to reach the tiles. One use of the range isn't gonna get the tiles greasy. On the other hand I've been asked (with a wink) to tell the spouse not to do any cooking for a week or so.

Most sealers and grout tell you to wait 2 days before sealing.

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