Do I seriously require the use of a grout sealer?

grout sealerYes, you will require a grout sealer with just about any grout. Since your porous grout can absorb almost everything into contact until sealed. For this reason, it is essential to pack your grout right away and keep doing it regularly. Your grout will get dirty and stained faster if you don’t fill it. Although you may need to learn how to seal the grout, it is worthwhile to clean them less frequently so they can last longer.

The Reasons For Using A Grout Sealer

Sealing grout is necessary because grout is a porous material that attracts and absorbs dirt and grime. Using a grout sealer lengthens the life of your tile and grout and helps make future grout cleaning much more manageable. It can also prevent the tile from getting destroyed by water or moisture. To keep your grout looking its best, you need to plan on using a grout sealer to help repel dirt and bacteria, and you can keep them away. Applying a grout sealer will help make your tiles less challenging to clean and stay clean and make your home much more sanitary.

The Type Of Grout Sealer You Must Use

The best types of grout sealants that can be used will be cost-effective and get the job done great. If you have a tiny tile (less than 2 inches), spraying the grout sealant is better. It is very time-consuming to try and apply a sealer to tiles that are fewer than 2 inches in diameter. You won’t ever want to get your grout sealer on non-glossy tile because it might lead to haze development. You will want to use a bottle brush or roller applicator for most tile jobs. Two excellent quality brands that spring to mind are Stonetech and Aquamix.

Why Do You Need A Grout Sealer?

Grout is a sand and cement mixture. As a result, water, bacteria, and stains will seep in if you don’t seal your grout. A grout sealer protects the grout by making it water-soluble and resistant to germs. Grout sealing helps maintain your grout’s look, texture, and consistency while preventing mildew and mould. The colour of your grout will increase, and it will last longer.

When Do You Seal Your Grout?

After installing the new tile, you can wait at least 48 to 72 hours for the grout to dry and cure. Ensure the grout is dry and clean and that none of the lines is cracked or chipped. If they are, touch up the grout and wait another 48 to 72 hours before sealing it.

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Last updated 29/12/2023 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens

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