The product line from Custom Building Products includes grouts, cleaning solutions and color additives for stone, concrete and ceramic tile. Among these is a sealer called Aqua Mix. The Seal Beach, California, company states that Aqua Mix can be used to seal grout and porous tiles made of natural stone, porcelain and terracotta as well as cement pavers and other masonry surfaces.
Things You'll Need
- Aqua Mix Stone Deep Clean or similar cleaner
- Sponge, paintbrush, paint pad, lamb's wool mop or sprayer
- Cotton towels
- Tarp, if needed
Clean old stone, concrete and tile installations with Aqua Mix Stone Deep Clean or an equivalent product before applying the sealer. New installations can be treated after the grout has cured for at least 48 hours.
Apply the sealer with a sponge, paintbrush, paint pad, cotton towel or sprayer to a small test area. Remove sealer that remains on the surface after five minutes with cotton towels. Wait 24 hours.
Test that area to see if it repels stains such as oil or coffee before applying the sealant to the entire floor.
Apply the sealer to the entire stone, concrete or tile surface with a sponge, paintbrush, paint pad, mop or sprayer.
Remove excess sealer after five minutes with cotton towels. Wait at least 30 minutes before applying an additional coat.
Sprinkle a little water on the treated surface two hours after applying the final coat. Apply an additional coat if the water does not bead.
Avoid walking on the surface until at least two hours after applying the final coat. Keep the surface dry by covering with a tarp if necessary for at least 12 hours after applying the final coat.
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