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roach007

11:55AM | 05/20/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
11 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
In finishing my basement, I had the bathroom totally tiled with ceramic and the two bedroom floors tiled with porcelin (sp?). After some research, I read that I should probably have it sealed (after running your finger along the grout line, it will come off a bit powdery). I bought some sealer at Home Depot and gave it to one of the contracter's guys. How should this be applied? Only to the grout line or across the whole floor? (and walls in the case of the bathroom) I think he used a rag or mop and applied it to the whole floor. I'm not sure as I was not there. But if I wanted to apply a second coat on my own, I'd like to know. Also, CAN I put as many coats as I wish; being I may not be sure where he applied already?
Thanks,
David

carpetman

06:10PM | 05/21/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
you can add additional coats of sealer if needed.you can tell if water beads up on the tile and grout your o.k.,if not add additional untill it does. a sponge of a paint brush will work to apply it. good luck

roach007

04:47AM | 05/22/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
11 lifetime posts
Thanks for the quick response :-)
I actually went down last night and used a mop and went over the whole floor (relatively liberally) and tried to make sure it wet the grout (by seeing the light grout turn darker?). I hope that was ok?

carpetman

03:45PM | 05/22/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i'm sure you did fine,when the floor is dry spritz a little water on it and make sure it beads up.good luck
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