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Old 02-11-09, 11:34 AM
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Grout Sealer

What is the best grout sealer?

How is Tile Lab - Penetrating Gout and Stone Sealer?
 
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How is Tile Lab - Penetrating Gout and Stone Sealer?
"ALex, that would be,'What is bottled water'"

"Correct, you have the board"

"ok, I'll take Mastics with glass tile for a thousand"

I've always been a big fan of "Aquamix Sealers Choice"
Lots of folks out there like Miracle sealants as well, like 511.
 
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That's the cheap one in the yellow container, I guess it'll do some good? I too like AquaMix and Miracle Sealants especially 511 Impregnator. Good sealers cost about $35-45 per qt.

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Hmm,

I think you guys are a bit confused.

The one is in a Dark Green Container and is the most expensive one they sell at Home Depot.

Cost: close to $35 for 16 oz. and $95 for a decent size bottle.
 
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Hey Justig, just relax,

I'm not sure what TileBri meant, so maybe he will explain?

You didn't help any since you gave the wrong name. OK, normally no big deal. After a few posts it gets straitened out. But since you're a wiseguy..........

I know the product in green is their better sealer, and the yellow is kinda cheap. But the green sealer is called SURFACEGARD not what you called it. The cheap one is called Grout and Tile Sealer, which is close to what you called it.

So I guess both you and I were confused?

Anyway, there is no such thing as "THE BEST" in anything, can you name one product that is the best in its category?

Jaz
 
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Opps,

My bad.

I did use the wrong name...except for the penetrating portion of statement.

Thanks for the input.

So it looks like Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator is a good choice.

I think I will return the other.

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Well wait a minute. Since you bought the better product you may as well just use it.

We just like the name brand products since sealers are bought on reputation and faith. Based on the reputation in the tile department of the orange place, many of us just don't trust these sealers. But the green product should be good, based on the price.

BTW, they're both penetrating sealers, as are most others.

Jaz
 
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Opps,

Too late..I returned the Green Tilelab one (Its fine I got my money back)... and bought 511 Impregnator.

The main reason I did it besides the feedback here, I used the other one on my bathroom 3 years ago and I inspected the grout and noticed it is a bit darker like its getting gradually stained so it can't be that awesome of a sealer if I have noticed a change in three years.

So I figured the 511 has to be better.
 
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511 is good stuff. I've used it with good results. Just make sure you follow the instructions.
 
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The main reason I did it besides the feedback here, I used the other one on my bathroom 3 years ago and I inspected the grout and noticed it is a bit darker like its getting gradually stained so it can't be that awesome of a sealer if I have noticed a change in three years.
You will need to reseal every couple of years depending on conditions. No sealer will last forever. As has been mentioned by everyone else, 511 Impregnator is a good one.
 
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No sealer is going to keep your floor from getting dirty. They just make it easier to clean.

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no sealer is going to keep it like new for 3+ years without the correct maintenance. You are still going to have to sweep and scrub out the grout from time to time. Or professional cleaning is also another way to go. I usually reccomend to clients every 2 yrs or so depending on the type of soil, amount and cleaning program. it also depends on the cost of replacement of the floor...a flooring that would cost more to replace..you definately want to take more preventative measures
 
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ok, so what is the best way to clean the grout? have heard of clorox bleach pen, also hydrogen peroxide and baking soda... have looked at the grout cleaners in the big box stores but nothing seemed as if it would really work. Any ideas?
 
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