Seeking help with tile grout sealer application

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Old 10-30-12, 11:30 AM
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Seeking help with tile grout sealer application

I'm attempting to seal grout on kitchen wall tile.

Here's the sealer I'm using:

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The problem I'm having is that when I apply sealer to a vertical run of grout, the sealant bleeds out of the grout and covers much of the neighboring tile.

Can anyone suggest any tricks for keeping the sealant from spreading out of the grout line?

Thanks for any tips!
 
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Old 10-30-12, 11:34 AM
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Apparently, I'm not allowed to use a URL in a post, because it got edited out.

The sealer I'm using is a Dupont sealer in a plastic bottle that has a built-in brush in the top of the bottle. The instructions say to hold the bottle with the brush down, and brush across the grout.

I hope that's a adequate description of what I'm trying to accomplish.
 
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I've only sealed grout once but I found a rag helpful in removing the excess off of the tile. I'm sure some of the others will be along later with more [maybe better] advice
 
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I have 1" tiles, and the issue is the effort required to wipe the sealer off the tiles without wiping it off the grout.

I wonder if there is a less painstaking way of doing this.

Thanks.
 
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There is no way to not get sealer on adjacent tile during the process. Liquid seeks its own level and will run. The key is to make sure you hit the grout as you brush. It will change color as you wet it to let you know it received some sealer. It is important to not let the sealer set on the tile for any more than 5 minutes, or it will possible leave a haze or shiny spot. Have plenty of rags on hand, one slop rag and many drying rags. If you are sealing glass tile, it is quicker use a spray bottle as there are so many lines to hit. Work in small batches and wipe as you go.
 
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czizzi, thanks very much for the reply. I appreciate it.
 
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