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Old 06-21-00, 06:37 AM
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After completing a room with tile I began to grout with a selected color of "sandstone" chosen out of a pamplet. Grouting was going to be done in stages to have continued usage of the room. Completing about the 1st 80 sq ft and letting it dry, I found the coloring washed out looking, 3-4 shades lighter. When wet it is very close to the color selected. Now I am at a point of what to do. Removing the grout and getting another bag of the same color thinking it was mismarked, a darker color, trying a oil based sealant to see if it darkens it.
I dry mixed grout, added the 2 qts of water and mixed well. Washed excess after 15 minutes and then rewashed after 40 minutes. Hopefully this was correct and I havent did something to cause this. Also I have heard that lemon oil is a good sealant and was wondering what your thoughts were on this and would it darken the grout?
 
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Old 06-22-00, 08:35 AM
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Let it cure for a few days. There is always a difference when you grout at different times. Then decide.
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After completing a room with tile I began to grout with a selected color of "sandstone" chosen out of a pamplet. Grouting was going to be done in stages to have continued usage of the room. Completing about the 1st 80 sq ft and letting it dry, I found the coloring washed out looking, 3-4 shades lighter. When wet it is very close to the color selected. Now I am at a point of what to do. Removing the grout and getting another bag of the same color thinking it was mismarked, a darker color, trying a oil based sealant to see if it darkens it.
I dry mixed grout, added the 2 qts of water and mixed well. Washed excess after 15 minutes and then rewashed after 40 minutes. Hopefully this was correct and I havent did something to cause this. Also I have heard that lemon oil is a good sealant and was wondering what your thoughts were on this and would it darken the grout?
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