Is it very necessary to mist my grout during curing?


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Old 08-31-05, 09:49 PM
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Is it very necessary to mist my grout during curing?

I have polyblend sanded grout by custom building products (from good ol' home depot). On the back of the box it says "periodically mist the installation with clean cool water for 3 days". Well, I'd like to grout my bathroom floor and then go away camping or something so I won't miss not having a toilet installed at home (how ironic)
Anyways, will the grout be ruined if I don't mist it? What if I only mist it for a day or two? And what exactly does periodically mist it mean anyways? Once a day, three times???? Thanks for your input.
 
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Old 09-01-05, 01:51 PM
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In their case it means once a day for three days. It wont kill the grout if you dont. It slows down the curing process making the grout harder, but dont worry about it. At least 90% of all grout jobs dont get misted and they all last for many years.
 
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Old 09-01-05, 07:26 PM
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AWESOME!
Thank you SOOOOO much.

~Kelly
 
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Old 09-06-05, 10:39 PM
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I agree. Most grout jobs don't get misted or wiped down with a wet sponge but last for a long time.

Also note that not all grouts require misting after installation. Polyblend does and says so on the box. Whatever the manufactures instructions says always prevails.
 
 

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