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  1. Grout has stained lueders limestone Q. We had a new lueders limestone fireplace surround installed. There are darker stripes on each side of all grout lines. Installer said grout was not acrylic, but grout did have some colorant. Stone has dried now three weeks and stains still present... Read More
  2. Should grout be scraped before a grout color sealer application? Q. Should grout be scraped before a grout color sealer application? I want to put color sealer on top of grout that has already been sealed. Is it necessary to first scrape the clear sealer off of the grout?  A. There is a quick test you can do t... Read More
  3. How do I remove grout stains from ceramic tiles? Q. How do I remove grout stains from ceramic tiles? Grey grout has penetrated and stained some of my ceramic wall tiles. Is it possible to draw this out? The stain is from grey grout. The tiles were sealed, but unfortunately one pack had not been s... Read More
  4. Does grout turn darker when wet and lighter when dry even with color seal? Q. Does grout turn darker when wet and lighter when dry even with color seal? A. Unsealed grout has tiny pores that absorb moisture, which can give unsealed grout lines a darker appearance. Once the moisture evaporates (assuming the moisture is no... Read More
  5. Can Grout Color Sealer be considered a permanent solution? Someone recently commented on SurpHaces social media, asserting that Grout Color Sealer cannot be considered a permanent solution. Here is their comment and our response. Comment: Grout Color Sealer is Topical. Will peel or uplift sooner than later.... Read More
  6. Will solvent remove grout haze on porcelain tile? Q. Is there a solvent that can be used to safely remove years old grout haze from porcelain tile? I can provide more information as you need. Thank you. A. For standard grout, you will need an acid-based grout cleaner. For epoxy grout, then a stron... Read More
  7. DIY Grout Sealing For Ceramic Tile Shower Q. What can I use to seal the grout on my ceramic tile shower walls and is this something I can do myself?   A. Many brands of grout sealer are available for this purpose. Most sealers are easy to apply, but it is very important make sure the grout ... Read More
  8. The grout on my ceramic tile floor is discolored. I tried cleaning it, but the colors are now different. Is there a way to color the grout? Q. The grout on my ceramic tile floor is discolored.  I tried cleaning it, but the colors are now different.  Is there a way to color the grout? A. Grout color sealing is a perfect solution for you. Most tile and grout cleaning companies offer this... Read More
  9. Hi, I need to do something about dingy looking grout in a commercial setting. I have heard that there are several manufacturers of colored grout seal. I would be interested to get any input on this product and if there are some that are better than o I personally recommend Grout Perfect (www.groutperfect.com) though there are many out there. It is a superior product, easy to use ,and has benefits that go beyond just looking pretty, such as constant acting mildewcides and more. Fred Hue... Read More
  10. What is the proper grout for exterior limestone walkway? Q. What is the proper grout for an exterior limestone walkway? Is there a dry grout that can be swept between the stone? Where would I look for stone dust? A. The proper grout will depend on how the stone is set. Will it be set in mortar or placed on... Read More
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