dang! I used Mastic!


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Old 05-09-05, 03:28 PM
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dang! I used Mastic!

I just read a number of threads telling me I should not have used mastic in my new shower. Well, I am all done and getting ready to grout. Now what? Can I use certain products to help mitigate the water issues? Will sealing the heck out of the grout lines help? What about resealing every year or so? Help!
 
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Old 05-09-05, 03:36 PM
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What was the substate behind it, leave it for now and seal the grout, not the tile with a quality sealer, Aquamix or Stonetech are both good choices, the main thing is to keep up on the caulking between tub or shower base and tile and all corners, wall to wall.

As long as the grout is in good shape and the caulking, sleep well.
 
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Old 05-09-05, 03:40 PM
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I used Hardi-backer over the 2x4s. I have already purchased the Stonetech grout sealer and plan to apply plenty of silicone where needed.
Thanks. I WILL sleep better now!
 
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Old 05-09-05, 03:45 PM
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Did you put up a vapor barrier behind the Hardie?

Carefull with the silicone, if 100%, use a little dish soap in the clean up water when smoothing it out and if you never used silicone to do a grout joint, maybe tape off the tile on each side, it's a nightmare to clean if you have never used it, latex based caulks that come in every color to match grouts clean up with water and a sponge.
 
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Old 05-09-05, 03:47 PM
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Yup - vapor barrier first, then Hardi. Thanks for the tip on the latex. I have been using Dap on the windows and doors and works like a charm so will use their latex bath product.
 
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I would use the matching caulk to what color you purchased, they make a matching color for almost every grout.
 
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Hey R&D... What would you do if you have multiple color tiles in your shower? Use the most common color even though the caulk might be darker over lighter tiles?
 
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The caulk matches the grout. Whatever grout you pick, there is a matching caulk available, matching in both color and texture-sanded or unsanded. As for multiple color tiles, pick a white, gray or brown sahde that matches them all which will frame your tile, or pick one color tile to match, but it can give the appearance of the color matched tiles seeming larger than the others and can look a bit odd. Then just buy or order the caulk to match the grout you picked.
 
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That will work fine.
 
 

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