I've sealed shower grout before.. Water based only... Use blowers to speed dry the shower after cleaning. About 30 minutes. Apply sealer and advise client shower will be out of order for 72 hours... That's what we do.
Rob Mueller, aka Mr. Sun
If it is pouris it is most likely natural stone can't tell what it is and yes acid is a big no no on most naturals. If You can find out what it is you could read the back of the bottle to see if it's safe. Or try some in the corner and see if it's okView attachment 31213
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This looks like natural stone to me. Am I right?
Would an acid be a no no? I tested tile master in small areas. Some black and brown debris came up fast. But some corners did not budge.
I need a hand tool. Sx-7 or something. I think the Tile Master will work, just need pressure and heat.If it is pouris it is most likely natural stone can't tell what it is and yes acid is a big no no on most naturals. If You can find out what it is you could read the back of the bottle to see if it's safe. Or try some in the corner and see if it's ok
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Yes you do need a hand tool for showers. It is still hard work but much easier. If that is caulk in the corners, that is why it wont clean up. has to be cut out and caulked again. corners are hard I agree. I scrub corners with grout brush and rinse down. BTW I start at bottom and go up so chemical is not diluted from rinse water. works good for me. still worth a lot of money to mess with them.I need a hand tool. Sx-7 or something. I think the Tile Master will work, just need pressure and heat.
you ever had any hazing type issues. white residue appear?Sealer: what do y'all use and when do y'all apply. For regular floors not showers. Then how much are you charging for sealer application for the process you are doing?
I use a water based sealer and I roll it on. I clean then dry with fans
And apply a liberal amount and allow to dry.
Building a new vanity for a small bathroom. Also painting the room.Go buy your tile wands and spinners. For chemicals one of the best things you can use on a shower is shower cleaner. If you have a janitorial supply shop that sells commercial shower cleaner then pick up a gallon, if not go to your local Wal Mart (or whatever) and buy some shower cleaner. I recommend putting the chemical into a different spray bottle so the customer does not see it's an over the counter product. Also get some alkaline tile cleaner (Tilemaster is the best) and an acid tile cleaner. You probably will not need the alkaline cleaner on the shower but be prepared to use the shower cleaner and maybe even the acid. I also recommend picking up a cheap $2 hand scrub brush for use in the shower.
With shower grout the grout lines often never fully dry since it is soaked down daily when the shower is used. Make sure to inform your customer that moisture can make grout look darker and being a shower there will be an extended grout drying time.
Read the reviews on Groutmaster.Building a new vanity for a small bathroom. Also painting the room.
I noticed today the grout looked a little dingy.
I thought I'd clean the tile/grout before putting the new vanity in.
Anyone know of a good product?