Did you know that there are thousands of people every year that search for “how to apply grout sealer” online? Well, this article outlines the application process in several easy steps. The first step for how to apply grout sealer is to prepare the grout. If it is new installation, you want to take a hard scrubber and quickly run it over the grout lines to make sure that they are clean, and then wipe them out with a rack. If it is older grout, you’re going to want to make sure that the grout lines are completely clean before you apply your grout sealer. Another option, is to use a grout colorant so that you can also color over the grout while you seal it. However, my opinion is that you should try and get it as clean as possible anyway before you apply the grout color.
When you’re learning how to apply grout sealer, one of the easiest types of tile and grout sealer that you can use are water-based grout sealers. There are several grout sealers that we recommend on this site. One of the strongest is Dupont, but we also recommend Aqua Mix as a water-based grout sealant. As soon as the grout has had a chance to dry, then it is the perfect time for you to apply your tile and grout sealer. What you’re going to want to do is put the grout sealant into a smaller bottle that either has a brush nozzle tip on the end, or has a brush rolling tip on the end. Then, if you use a roller, you’re going to just roll the bottle with the sealer back and forth across the tile grout, until you have completely covered all of the grout with the grout sealer. Make sure that you get plenty of sealant on the surface. You may need to do two layers of application just because grout is very porous, and a lot of times, the first layer isn’t going to be quite enough to cover and seal all of the grout. By doing a second layer, you can ensure that the grout gets 100% sealed.
Having sealed grout will make the grout a lot more waterproof. In addition, it will also help to keep the bacteria and germs out of the grout lines. If you want to not have to clean your grout as often, the best way to do this is to use a grout sealer.