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  1. 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
  2. Should chemicals or sanding be used to remove marble discoloration caused by grout? Q. We grouted our beautifully installed marble backsplash with Mapei FA+ (color: rain) without sealing it first. It is now grey instead of white. Is there anything I can do to restore the tile to its natural color? I wonder how much the grout color p... Read More
  3. Why is water not beading on grout lines after the grout has been sealed? Q. The unsanded grout used for our shower states it’s not necessary to seal grout. However, I decided to but notice the grout does not bead off the grout joints as I feel it should, even after 2 coats.   A. You may be using a poor quality seal... Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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