Before you get started, make sure to read all of the instructions and watch the short how to video for best application practices. These application instructions apply to AQUA-X Grout Sealer; other brands may be different.
Coverage Rate: Up to 75 linear feet per 16 oz
*Coverage rate depends on the porosity of your surface. Click here to learn more about testing the porosity of your surface.
1. PREPARE & TEST
Clean and thoroughly rinse surfaces to avoid sealing in dirt and stains.
Protect surfaces not intended to be sealed. The surface must be dry during application. Ensure proper surface temperature. The surface temperature should be between 30-120 F (-1-49 C), and should not drop below the minimum temperature for 12 hours from the start of application.
Use the proper equipment. Product may darken certain stone or tile areas. Perform a small test area using the product to ensure suitability and the desired results prior to full application. Use the same preparation, equipment and conditions expected during the entire application.
Shake well. Do NOT Dilute or alter the product. Coverage rate is up to 75 square feet per 16 ounces depending on porosity.
Apply one coat of sealer to surface. Ensure smooth application of sealer. If product puddles or drips on the surface, back-roll or smooth out with a lint free cloth to remove excess product for even coverage. DO NOT FLOODCOAT.
Allow sufficient dry times. Average dry times for this product are typically 2 hours.
3. CLEANUP & MAINTAIN
Clean equipment thoroughly until free of sealer residue. Sealer will stain clothing but can be removed from skin with a mild cleaner.
Remove oil and other fluids from the sealed surface as soon as possible using a mild cleaning agent.
Can I roll on the grout sealer?
We recommend using a sprayer for the best coverage of the product. This will also ensure that the product isn't over applied. Less is more works best for our commercial grade products.
Does it change the color or darken your grout?
No. The AQUA-X Grout Sealer is a clear, natural appearance sealer that does not darken your grout. It may darken stone slightly, so we always recommend doing a small test area.
How do I apply the sealer if I don't want to seal my tile?
If your tile is glazed it won't effect the tile one bit because it won't be able to penetrate into the glazed surface. If your tile is unglazed it will penetrate into the tile, but will help prevent mold and mildew from the tiles without changing the appearance. We just recommend using a lint free cloth to help with the ease of application. You may use a brush if you have unglazed tile and don't want to seal the tile.
How often do I need to seal my grout?
We recommend sealing your grout once a year for best practices.