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Custom Building Products Polyblend #380 8 oz. Haystack Grout Renew Colorant

Polyblend 8 fl. oz. Grout Renew in haystack color is a water-based, acrylic, urethane stain and sealer for renewing or changing the color of cement grout joints. It seals against stains while it colors and has patented technology to inhibit mold and mildew. Formulated with fade-resistant pigments. Matches Polyblend grout colors.
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After applying in kitchen, what do i cover the the tiles with so that it can properly dry and seal? How long should it be covered?

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February 14, 2015
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February 17, 2015
After completing application of Grout Renew do not cover, allow installation to air dry for 24 hrs.
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Can I use this on brick fireplace mortar?

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February 2, 2015
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February 3, 2015
As long is on the face of the fireplace not insided of the fire box, Grout Renew can be used on the mortar between the brick.
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Bonsai Colorant on grouting between multi-shaded slate

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Barbara
Erie, Pa
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February 2, 2015
The bonsai color looks to be a dark gray, which is what I'm looking for. If not, what color should I purchase in order to get a dark gray. I'm using it on grout between slate. Thanks!
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February 2, 2015
# 311 Moss and # 305 Onyx Green could be considered. Please get a color chart and compare at jobsite to decide which color you consider to be the best match.
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If this product gets on the surrounding tile, does it wipe off easily? If you are wiping it off the tile edges, does it also wipe back off the grout ?

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CT
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February 1, 2015
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February 2, 2015
Grout Renew wipes off easily from glazed un-absorbant tiles. If tile is porous work in smaller areas for better removal on the surrounding of tile.Test in an inconspicuous area before proceeding with
full installation.Apply small bead of Grout Renew directly to center of
joint. Work back and forth with a soft-bristled toothbrush to assure a
thin, even application. Do not allow it to bead or puddle. Carefully
apply to the grout joint and allow to dry 30-60 minutes. Work small
areas at a time.
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This may be a silly question but if I currently have a painted back splash will this color show on the painted grout?

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Jessie
Oak Creek, WI
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January 24, 2015
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January 26, 2015
Grout Renew is designed for use on clean unpainted grout. Grout Renew covers the color of existing grout, unless applied on darker color grout then it may need a second coat.
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What would be the best way to apply a charcoal black colorant alongside sealed slate tiles?

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Bobby
Massachusetts
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January 19, 2015
I have recently installed a slate tile floor, and the grout used was charcoal, after the grout dried it had a white haze and discoloration in the grout joints. We have decided to give this product (renew) a shot, but am concerned that the black pigment might stain the slate tiles, even though i have applied 2 coats of sealer on them already. Please let me know what you think!!

Thanks a bunch!
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CustomBuildingProducts
January 20, 2015
2 coats of sealer applied to the stone will definitely help however; do a test on an inconspicuous area. Use a sealer aplicator (the small plastic bottle with a little wheel on the tip) staining of the stone can be prevented as long as the grout renew is wiped off the stone before it dries.
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My tile has several different colors how do I match. I don't have a store nearby.

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Deanster
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December 31, 2014
My tile has several different colors and I tried the linen but my floors look more pink or peach compared to it. The linen color looks tan next to my tile. The tile has a few very small swirls of a cream color. I thought about the butter cream, but not really sure what color to use. Thanks!
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January 2, 2015
Depending what color you would like to bring out or not bring out, your best bet is to contact an interior design consultant. They can help you decide on what would go best with your decor.
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Which one of this color will be off white but not true white?

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groutsealer
round rock, tx
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November 23, 2014
My tiles are taupe based color, I am looking for an off white color can you compare all of the white color in your color chart.
Which one is true white?
Which is off white?etc...
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November 25, 2014
Hi there, check on color chart colors # 382 Bone and # 10 Antique White. These are not bright white colors.
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can you rub your grout colorant over a tumbled natural stone tile so it fills the pits with same color as grout?

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Jojo
Fremont California
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November 14, 2014
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CustomBuildingProducts
November 17, 2014
Grout Renew is designed to restore or change grout color of cement grout joints. If applied on natural stone it can also stain the stone. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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epoxy grout

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TJ16
PA
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November 10, 2014
Can this be used on Fusion Pro epoxy grout?
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November 12, 2014
Grout Renew is designed for use on cement grout, but it can also be used on Fusion Pro Grout. Always test in an inconspicuous area to ensure desirable results. If you need further assistance contact our care and maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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Can Grout Renew be gotten in custom colors or can the paint guys color it to match a custom color?

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Bobb
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October 10, 2014
Can Grout Renew be gotten in custom colors or can the paint guys color it to match a custom color?
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October 13, 2014
Grout Renew can be altered by a paint professional using universal tint. Contact a paint specialist for matching colors.
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will it cover dark brown grokut

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california
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October 7, 2014
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October 10, 2014
Grout Renew is designed to override colors. When using a lighter color to cover a grout that is darker, it may require an extra coat. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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What is the base of this Grout Renew? Water based or solvent based? What is the cleanup of brush after application?

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Bobb
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October 5, 2014
What is the base of this Grout Renew? Water based or solvent based? What is the cleanup of brush after application?
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CustomBuildingProducts
October 7, 2014
Grout Renew is water based and it requires water for brush clean up after application.
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ClearConscienceSealants
Woodinville, WA
October 7, 2014
Bobb,
Polyblend is a water based product. It easily cleans up with water after use. However, if you let it dry on the brush, it is very difficult to clean. Here is a tip on application: Use stiff toothbrushes to apply the colorant to the grout lines. With a sharp exacto knife, cut the outside rows of bristles from the toothbrush to leave a narrow strip of bristles. This will give you a perfect applicator for brushing the grout colorant into grout lines!

-Mike
Clear Conscience Sealants
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is the dye colorfast on outside tiles

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September 29, 2014
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If my grout is already sealed can I still use this product?

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September 17, 2014
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September 19, 2014
The ability to use PolyBlend Grout Renew over sealed grout depends on the type of sealer used and how long ago the grout was sealed. Colorant can go over most water based penetrating sealers as long as the grout is clean and dry. For best results, you should clean the grout with TileLab Heavy Duty Stripper and Cleaner first and always do a small test spot to make sure you are getting the desired results. For more information please contact our technical department at 800 272-8786 option 3.
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Colorant vs sealer

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Mari
Fort Myers, Florida
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August 31, 2014
New house - new grout/tile. Is Polyblend Grout renew colorant longer lasting than sealing with the best clear sealant?
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September 2, 2014
No, Grout Renew is designed for color restoration or changing color on grout. Sealer's Choice Gold can last up to 15 years of protection to facilitate cleaning on grouts. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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Which white shade has some gray in it?

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Jewel
Miami, FL
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August 27, 2014
My tiles are very light gray with some white and gray streaks to imitate marble. I want a white grout color that has a gray tone to it. What would you recommend?
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September 2, 2014
check color # 11Snow White or # 10 Antique White. Hopefully either color will be close to the desired shade to match the tile color. You can get a color chart at Home Depot stores or visit our website at www.custombuildingproducts.com
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Is this suitable for kitchen counters and tile color match?

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ALFIE
California
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August 4, 2014
I have a slightly off white kitchen counter 5 x 5-inch (?) tile very common and popular for kitchens in the 1980s. It's not bright appliance white - maybe a notch or two down. I want to recolor the grout to match closer to the white tile color but I don't want a color that is as white as appliance white, which would contrast in a way that would make the tile look old. Right now, the grout color is a dingy taupe or gray. It always looks dirty. I just want the grout to offer less contrast and look fresh and clean without too much contrast (too dark or two light). The tile is is good shape.

First, is this product suitable for kitchen counters (safe and durable); and second, what color do you recommend to create a more uniform, fresh look?
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JosephHDATL
Atlanta GA
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
August 6, 2014
Hi ALFIE,

Yes, Grout Renew is suitable for use on grout in kitchen counter tops.

Grout Renew is available in 48 different colors, please see color chart to choose the color that best match your tile installation.

http://www.custombuildingproducts.c...#

If you need further assistance contact their care & maintenance division at 800.282.8786

Joseph
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how much of an area does 1 bottle cover?

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mountaineer
erie pa
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July 23, 2014
I have about 45 square feet of 13x13 ceramic tile.
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Baton Rouge
September 27, 2014
It depends on how many coats you need to use to cover up the old grout. Some place I had to do two or three because it was more porous in some areas. But even with multiple coats I did my kitchen which is about 152 square feet and used maybe 1/3 of the bottle.

The bottle says 80 square feet but I have a feeling they meant if you were using this for actual painting the whole area and not just the grout.

Hope that helps!
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
July 24, 2014
Approximately 50 to 300 sf per 8 oz bottle depending on width and porosity of the grout joints. For instance, 12x12 tile with 1/4" joint, the 8 oz bottle will roughly cover 125 sf. For more information, please contact our technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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What do I clean the floors with after I have used the polyblend on the grout? It says a non-solvent, but I can't find what comes in that catagory.

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Maria
Montgomery tx
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July 19, 2014
I usually use vinegar and water to clean my floors but did not know if that would take off the grout stain. I also have a hoover mop mate that scrubs and puts a cleaner on the floor but doesn't heat up. I am wondering what kind of cleaner to put in it that won't hurt the grout color.
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
July 21, 2014
We would recommend a neutral ph cleaner such as the Tile Lab Grout & Tile Cleaner. For more information, you can contact our technical service department at (800) 282-8786.
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