|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 05-31-2013 05:58 PM||684 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-31-2013 05:58 PM
This is probably the wrong forum for my questions, but I couldn’t find a forum for non-wood DIY questions.
I have a back porch with ceramic tiles & grout. The porch is screened in, so the tile gets rained on. I also have a fairly large shower w/ a tile floor. I’ve been told that the grout needs to be sealed periodically (every 2-5 years, depending on who’s giving the advice). We just mopped the porch w/ a standard soap product, and now my wife says that some of the grout is discolored. I can’t tell, but I’m slightly color blind.
So now I have to clean (or re-color) and seal all of the grout. For the cleaning step, I got “Tile Guard” cleaner from Ace Hardware. I tried it on some of the darker-looking grout, w/ no color change that I can tell. So, that’s Strike One.
As far as the sealant, I just looked at this product from Home Depot:
Both the salesman and the on-line product reviews are unclear as to whether this is a colorant AND a waterproof sealer, or just a colorant. I understand that the manufacturer (Polyblend) can make grout in a variety of colors, and a combination colorant/sealer would be ideal for my needs.
Any help would be appreciated.
-- Jim in Tennessee