Four Things That You Should Know About How To Seal Grout
Before you start to seal your grout, there are a few things that you should know that will help you do a better job and end up with a higher quality finished product.
The first thing that you should know is to always make sure that your grout is dry before you apply a grout sealer. If you are applying grout sealer outside and it has rained recently, you want to make sure that the grout is thoroughly dry before you apply it. Also, you want to make sure that the grout is clean. You may want to clean the grout thoroughly today and then wait three or four days to apply the grout sealer. Wait until it is completely dry that it will be able to absorb a lot more of the grout sealant, and that it will help to keep moisture out.
The second thing that you should know about how to seal grout, is that you typically want to use more than one coat of grout sealer. Even though it is time-consuming to apply a second and sometimes even a third coat, it is definitely a good idea. The reason is it provides you more layers of protection against moisture and against staining. Even if you have to spend more time applying a grout sealer, you will have to spend less time cleaning your grout later on, and so it will definitely be worth it for you.
Always Have The Right Tools
The third thing you should know about sealing grout is that you can do the process easier if you have the right tools. Most of the time, I recommend that people use a bottle brush grout sealer. Basically all you have to do is fill the bottle up with the grout sealer, and then it will slowly drip on a roller. Then you just have to roll it on the grout lines and as you do, the sealer will cover them. This is a very quick and easy way for you to seal your grout. It will cut down on the amount time it takes you by as much as 60%. Even if you have to pay three or four dollars for a bottle roller applicator, it is well worth it in the amount of time and energy it will save you, every time that you need to seal your grout.
The last thing that you should know is that just because you have sealed your grout once doesn’t mean you’re finished. Typically people will reapply a grout sealant to their grout every 6 to 12 months. This helps in keeping the grout looking nice and clean, and it also keeps it from breaking down. You’ll have to spend less time cleaning and replacing your grout if you carefully apply a grout sealer regularly.
Want to learn more about tips and tricks to make grout sealing fast and easy? Here’s another post you may want to check out: “Grout Sealers – Sealing Grout“