Grout color

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-23-05, 08:38 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 229
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Grout color

Hi, I have recently installed porcelain tile in my lower level entryway. I am satisfied with everything except the grout color. The information on the bag of grout states that there are variations in grout colors. However what I have seems to be a bit lighter from what I ordered. I also notice some lighter and darker areas throughout. I have already washed everything (tile and grout) as directed by the tile/grout manufacture with a haze remover after a 10 day cure period also indicated on product from manufacture. They suspected a haze over the grout as well as the tiles. When the grout is wet the color seems more uniform as well as darker, I prefer this appearance when wet. Is there any way I can seal this or color this to achieve this appearance? I have sealed other tiles/grout projects in the past and my expirience with the sealers I have used is no permanent darkening or color change. Short of removing the grout and starting all over (not an option at this point) Is there a possible solution?

Thank you in advance.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-23-05, 05:13 PM
T
Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 852
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Yes, grout colorants.
 
  #3  
Old 08-24-05, 05:31 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 229
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks you!

Hi Tileman and thank you for the quick response and the helpful advice.
Thanks again.
 
  #4  
Old 08-24-05, 07:45 PM
Tileguybob's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ocean Grove, NJ
Posts: 931
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Some penetrating sealers will alter the grout color but still may not make it uniform so the grout colorant would be the best answer. If you cant find it locally try www.groutdye.com They carry a lot of colors that match up to the major grout manufacturers so you will probably find the color you tried to achieve originally
 
  #5  
Old 08-25-05, 09:01 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 229
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
great website friendly people!

I can't thank you enough for all your help reguarding this matter It is good to have options and a website with friendly knowledgeable people like yourself.
Thanks again!
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: