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Bluestone Stoop

I have to repair a lot of mortar joints in a bluestone stoop, with a wide landing. Apparently, the ice penetrated it during the nasty winter that we just had. I plan to use an acrylic mortar mix with a bonding agent. My main concern is that I want to avoid stains on the bluestone itself. Will painter's tape work or is there a better way?
 
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Old 04-14-15, 05:16 AM
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Use an epoxy grout that hardens by chemical reaction. You purchase the kit Shop LATICRETE 2-lbs Clear Epoxy Liquid Grout at Lowes.com and then add your standard grout to it. Follow the instructions exactly and use the special additive to rinse the product after installation. Under no circumstances are you to leave the haze to dry on the stone. Will be near impossible to get out. But the finished product is superior to standard grout alone. It is much more labor intensive compared to regular grout, but in the long run, will stay cleaner and fresher.
 
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yep, painter's tape's fine but still suggest a grout bag,,, depending on your 'where' you may wish to consider flexible grout,,, altho no experience w/suggested product, still leery of any stuff sold @ apron/vest stores compared to pro supply houses' offerings
 
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Laticrete SpectraLock is sold by all reputable tile stores. It is not as main stream as it is more labor intensive that traditional grouts mixed with water.
 
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I don't doubt that it's a god product but it doesn't look like it will go very far. There are a lot of joints to be repaired plus there is another stoop that I haven't even seen yet. I usually don't get a lot of masonry work but the winter must have done a lot of damage.
 
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