RE: [sccpartners] Darker Grout Lines? 02 Jan 2009 15:42 EST

Hi Joe,
Many thanks on the advice.  I think that i will try the Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal mix product.  Looks like it might do the job.  It looks as if perhaps the stonetech enhancer pro from interlink that was on your link might be the same kind of thing.  We have a branch around the corner so I'll also give them a call.

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> Hi Baird, hope all is well in the "City of Brotherly Love". What type of
> grout are we talking about sanded or unsanded? If they like color when it
> was wet and the grout is porous try Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal (color enhancer).
> Once Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal its down its not coming up, so test an area
> first.
> I had a shower/steam-room that the customer was complaining about stained
> and dirty grout. The shower/steam-room was a 5 years old installation with a
> stone floor and ceramic tile walls. The installer used Aqua Mix Enrich N
> Seal on the stone floor and splashed the enhancer on the wall grout in the
> lower portion of the shower/steam-room. The wall grout was a Polyblend
> Mushroom that looked wet. I tried everything I could find to remove the
> enhancer, with no success. I ended up re-grouting the shower.
> I took a photo of a test I did for the customer this morning, please see
> attached photo.
> Keep in mind that if the grout IS NOT clean a color enhancer will enhance
> the stains as well as the grout color. Also if the enhancer is absorbed by
> the by the tile you could end up with a window frame. There are products
> made to mix with penetrating grout sealer
> e_start=20 I've never used any of the additives. I would be very careful
> with concrete stains .... If you mix the stain with penetrating grout sealer
> how will the pigment react with the solids in the sealer? Will the grout
> evenly absorb the stain or will you end up with a splotchy mottled grout
> color? Just some food for thought ....Good Luck.
> Joe
> Stone & Grout Meister, LLC
> Phone: 505-890-3835
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> Subject: [sccpartners] Darker Grout Lines?
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a client who recently had about 3000 sf of tile installed in his
> house. Apparently they think that the grout is not dark enough for their
> tastes (hydroment flash walnut) .  I inspected the floor and removed any
> white efflourescent residue.  I then color enhanced a small strip of grout
> with some impregnating sealer that they had around (I did not have a a
> proper color enhancer on hand) and unfortunately it dried without darkening
> the grout (although looked great when wet).  My plan was to go back and try
> a solvent based color enhancer ( I have an old can of MB-? color enhancer).
> But, was wondering if anyone has a good line on a decent color enhancing
> product?  Would some dark concrete dye help if mixed with the enhancer?  It
> would be great to find something that doesn't dry out too quickly or creates
> a more or less permanent color enhancement/darkening.  Have thought about
> color sealing with grout perfect color seal, but am concerned about the
> color seal migrating beyon
>  d the
> grout line and wear and chipping down the line. It would seem to me that
> color enhancer would be easier to apply and to touch up later.
> Thanks so much.
> Baird Standish
> Facility Specialists Decorative Floor Restoration
> Philadelphia, Pa
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RE: [sccpartners] Darker Grout Lines? Grout Meister, LLC 30 Dec 2008 11:15 EST