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Posted by junglehabitats on May 01, 2003 at 07:03:27:
In Reply to: Flooring? posted by Krystal19_85 on April 30, 2003 at 20:50:33:
:I need advice on how to seal tile grout, I have heard (is in a previous post) that it can be sealed with water?!?!? How? also what is "prolab" sealer and where can I get it? Also my brother suggested a heavy silicone sealant, would that work? any replys are well appreciated.
Hey there , ok ill elaborate more on this . ProLab is a trade name for a store bought grout sealer , it can be purchased at any Home Depot , Lowes Home Improvement store or any likeness in you area that sales flooring esp ceramic,marble,porcelean tiles.It comes in a Green and gold plastic bottle has somewhat a geometric design such as the lines in tile work .. lol any way it runs about pls forgive me ill let you know exact price and even post a picture of what it looks like today as im buying some for the floors in the remodel im working on. Ok theres several ways to apply this brush , sponge , mop ... all you do is repeatedly apply it to the surfaces depending on the type of tile you are using directions on the bottle are simple to follow.
what this does is pentrates the surfaces of tile and grout ( tile may vary depending on "types and finishes on them")it simply inpenetrates or waterlogs and has a few extra items in it heres where i would READ carefully the ingreideint of ANY commercial sealer used as there are things other then just H20 in them and may create a toxic residue when it can residually " bleed or weep" out of the tile & grout when saturated .
Ok now to seal it with Water
Find a very "light oil" and mix 50-50% and apply as above the water will break down the very light oil enough to let in seal the tile with a natural product you will need to do it 3-4 time over a period of a day or so and then wipe it good with a dry cloth to remove any excess oil. hope this was a littler better info for you