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Old 03-10-04, 07:26 PM
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Question sealing new grout?

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i just re grouted a shower area with ace hardware non sanded grout. does this have to be sealed, it said to mist lightly for 3 days before using?
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Yea, it would be good to seal it. But you'll have to wait a while. Check the directions on the sealer you buy. It'll tell you whether to wait 3 days or 3 weeks. It's a real PITA to seal walls though. Floors are a lot easier.
 
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sealing grout

how do you know what to use, the walls a pita, how do you do it?

just was seaching the net, never done it before with a floated grout, i think the last tiles we had put in our on bath a few years ago, nothing was done, whats the i do or don't problem if i don't seal?

 
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As you can see this thread is a little old, but i have another bath wall to regrout, i have to scratch-remove all loose grout? , then do i clean it, before regrouting, if you can direct me? i did this once, memory short.
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Did you find your answer?

You will want to remove 3/4 of the grout and start over.
 
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the entire area is not in need of it, i can only do the necessary spots i'd assume?
silly question?
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Yes, I was saying you need to remove 3/4 of the grout in that joint, not 3/4 of the entire area.
 
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thanks, i thought you meant that, i didn see any reason, i needed to do the whole 3 walls , i did that before on the other one, that was a pain. but i didn remove that much grout either, and i think the finish look showed although it wasn't bad

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Question Glue/Adhesive removal on tiles?- floor

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Other than a lot of scraping is, there a Glue/Adhesive removal product to use on tile? Some are small floor tile and i have a couple maybe 5 x 6 , the little ones i have 30-40 to clean.
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Glue on tile?

If it's residual grout or thinset, use a plastic putty knife and/or a stiff brisel brush will some soapy water.
 
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Question Cleaning Tile

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The 2 big ones have a glue looking substance, thick, they are the base wall tile

The other ones i soaked in water with a little soap , have not brushed them yet, i assume the diamond pattern on the back is the trowel pattern? The floor tile
 
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Question Do you seal pre mixed grout on walls same as other grout?

I used an Ace brand pre mixed grout to repair the 8 wall tile i replaced, it says the grout sets completely in 48 hours, says nothing about sealing. Should it be sealed?
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i didn't need a 10 # box. that's all they had in non mixed.

 
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I used an Ace brand pre mixed grout to repair the 8 wall tile i replaced, it says the grout sets completely in 48 hours, says nothing about sealing. Should it be sealed?
Premixed grout is not real grout. It's nothing more than caulk in a bucket with sand mixed in. No need to seal that stuff. It wasnt the best stuff to use in a shower area. Worst that happens is that if it doesnt hold up, you'll remove it and replace it with real grout. Best of luck.
 
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Anything premixed is a bad decision!!

Marketed to the unknowing DIY'ers. It is pure junk! Mix with water in a bag, is the real deal.
 
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Naturally i am not an installer, but if it is branded as nonsanded grout premixed and applies the same, as i did the non mixed 4 years ago on another unit, if it is not right then the banner ads and links should be removed from this site.

If i'm still alive in a year i'll let you know the results being we have been here 35 years already.

Maybe a campaign should be started to remove this from all the manufacturers
 
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if it is not right then the banner ads and links should be removed from this site.
LMAO. You are right about that. Ahh what we wont do for advertising money????
 
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im wondering how your grout is going to match up if your only doing 75 % of the wall
 
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