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T Keltner

02:26PM | 09/22/03
Member Since: 09/21/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Help !

I just had a new tiled walk-in shower installed by a local contractor with antique white grout. The tile was set on thinset with a Denshield tile backer. We applied Stone Tech Professional Heavy Duty Impregnator-Pro grout sealer a couple of days after grouting and allowed about two days for the sealer to dry. After using the shower for a couple of days, there were several places (on the floor and towards the bottom of the walls) where the grout turned a mopwater gray color. We did not use the shower for two weeks and most of the original color returned. I guess it dryed out. We then reapplied the sealer. After a day or two of using the shower (5 or 6 times) the discoloration is back and seems to be getting worse.

Can anybody tell me what is going on here and what can I do to stop it?

k2

04:39PM | 09/22/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I'd first hit up your contractor on this problem. Usually they should come through with some satisfaction....it's part of the price of using them....good luck.

Graham Flooring

04:26AM | 09/23/03
I suggested on the other forum that she use the phospheric acid to remove all the sealers and use a grout colorant. ( the discoloration is from the grout not cureing enough before the sealer was applied.)

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