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Does my grout need sealing

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by ross94, 18 Feb 2021.

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    Hi after many trials and errors i have finally got my bathroom finished, it has been functioning for two months now, I was just wondering if my grout needed sealing? The grout i used was bal microflex white (the one that is suitable for power showers) the reason i am asking is the grout does not look as white as when it was first finished it looks light greyish in certain areas, yes its had a good clean, im not to bothered how it looks it still looks decent enough i am just wondering if i should have sealed it. I did what the manufacturers have suggested and left 14 days to cure before using the shower.
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    20210213_111617.jpg here is the affected wall sorry if it's not clear enough its the best i can do, the grout was a lot whiter before about as white the silicone bead. Again it still looks decent but if i could make it whiter im happy for suggestions thanks, does it look okay?
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    Bump please
     
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    Hi, should bal microflex be sealed? Should i have sealed my grout before using the bathroom i only ask because the grout is not as white as when it was first finished, you can probably make out It looks a bit greyish. Anything i can do to whiten the grout again?

    I appreciate you all have things to do but would really appreciate an answer to my question i have been more than patient. thanks
     
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    Guys come on please answer my question its been 8 days! You can't say i haven't been patient enough, all i would like to know is should i have sealed my grout? Anyone who does this for a living please help.
     
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    You can use a grout cleaner and give it a go. You can find a many in any tile shop or DIY store. Or hit up amazon. LTP and HG are decent brands as far as I know. Just follow the instructions.

    In Re. sealing. I always do. Why not? Some will say you don't have to and you don't probably "have to" but it can't hurt and other than your time I always figure it will prevent me needing to scrub the crud out of it later. Just my DIY 2 pence.

    Oh a bit of advice is buy an grout sealer application bottle. You can technically buy one that comes with sealer in it..or just a plain bottle. Its essentially a bottle with a brush at the end. Not necessary mind you but I found it saves time. I used something like this before. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miracle-Se...pplicator+sealer+bottle&qid=1614637391&sr=8-4
     
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    Thanks for replying, i will give it a go.
     
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