What is a Grout Sealer?
Before you can learn how to apply grout sealer you need to know what a grout sealer is. A lot of the wonder whether or not they really need it. A grout sealer is a substance that helps waterproof the surface of your grout. It helps to keep dirt from getting trapped in the crevices and it keeps your grout lines from getting stained. Make sure to use it after using a grout cleaner. Using a grout sealer also makes it easier for you to keep it clean. The best time to apply grout sealer is right after you have installed new tile, or after you have thoroughly cleaned your tile. Using a grout sealer helps in such a way that you don’t have to clean your grout as often.
Grout Sealer Reviews
Finding the best grout sealer to use can be difficult. Knowing a little bit about each grout sealer will help you to make the best choice when it comes to your own home.
TileLab Grout Sealer- manufacturer of this product says that this is a water-based grout sealer that helps to repel both water and oil based stains. It comes with a 20 year satisfaction guarantee. You need to apply your grout sealer right after you have installed your new grout. This sealer can only be used on grout column but can also be used on tile and on stone. The biggest advantage to this product is that, it is economical and it lasts a long time. People that have used this product before, say that it dries in about 2 to 3 hours and that a little bit of the Tilelab grout sealer goes a long ways.
StoneTech Grout Sealer – this is a heavy-duty grout sealer made by DuPont products. It is professional strength and water-based. By the way most of the best grout sealers are water-based. This product is not only good for grout sealing but it is also good for stone, ceramics, and porcelain. It takes a few days to fully cure so after you apply, make sure you do not get the floor wet for at least 72 hours. You can apply this product by using a brush, or a sprayer. 1 gallon will cover approximately 700 to 900 ft.². The last 3 to 5 years for indoor grout sealing and it lasts 1 to 3 years for outdoor grout sealing. The main advantage of using stone tech grout sealer is that it protects your grout and makes it much easier to clean.
Dupont grout sealer– DuPont also makes a spray on grout sealer. This Dupont grout sealer does not cover quite as much as the DuPont StoneTech brand, but it is easier to apply. The manufacturer brags that is great for use on counter tops, floors, and walls. When you are using this aerosol can, you want to make sure to spray the grout lines. It only covers about 3 to 400 linear feet. If all you have to do is fill in your grout lines, then it will work great. Make sure that you use it on polished surfaces for the best results. Customers give it very good reviews, and say that it last for 3 to 5 years.
Aqua Mix Grout Sealer - the Aquamix grout sealer is very economical. It is probably one of the least expensive grout sealers that you can buy. One that matches the type of tile that you have. There is high-gloss, semi gloss, and no gloss. If you use the high-gloss product, you’re going to be able to make your service as glossy as you want it to be. There are several different brands of Aqua mix out there that are available to buy. The Aqua mix sealers gold choice is the best brand that they sell. When you apply this, it is pretty runny so you may want to get a roller brush applicator, or a grout sealer applicator to help you put it on. You can use it to help you seal stone, or you can use it to help you seal grout lines.
Miracle Sealants Grout Sealer - comes in a application bottle with a brush head. The nice part about it is that, it is really easy to use. You can use on both sanded and un-sanded grout joint. The disadvantage is that, it is in a small bottle so you may have to buy a few of these bottles in order to finish your project. Each 6 ounce bottle covers about 80 -100 ft.².
Grout Sealer Spray
Using a grout sealer spray is probably the easiest way for you to seal your grout. All you need to do is thoroughly clean your grout, and then wait for your grout to dry. Once your grout is dry, make sure to spray the sealant onto the porous surface of your grout. Make sure before you use a spray on grout sealer that you are putting it onto polished tile. If you put onto non-polish tile it could change the look of your tile completely.