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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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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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Mikki
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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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DYIHandyGirl
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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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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I am looking for a dark gray, not black but the next shade down. Which gray shade would you recommend?

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peacock
Joplin, MO
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July 17, 2014
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
July 17, 2014
The Dove Gray is the darkest gray we offer. For more information, you can contact our technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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if I used tobacco brown grout and its too light what grout stain color would I use to make darker

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Kelzey28
Seminole, Florida
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June 25, 2014
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
June 26, 2014
Grout Renew will cover either a lighter or darker shade. The color you use of grout renew will be the color you get on your grout. tIf the original color chosen is tobacco brown but came out lighter, then tobacco brown Grout Renew will correct color. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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Is the White Dove a true white color?

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RET59
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June 22, 2014
Is the White Dove Grout Renew a true white color without being beige or too bright of a white?
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
June 23, 2014
Compared to all Custom Building Products colors, White Dove is the brightest true white color. If you need further assistance contact our Care & Maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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I HAVE CERAMIC TILE IN MY KITCHEN 8X8...CAN I SHINE IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS DULL, WHEN I MOP IT ILOOKS NICE BUT ONCE IT DRIES ITS DULL AGAIN

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SMOOCHEZ
NEW YORK
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June 13, 2014
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
June 13, 2014
No; sealers are designed for porours surfaces such as natural stone, clay pavers, cement tiles etc. Grout renew is for staining of grout joints. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance at 800.282.8786
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not2handy
S. Florida
October 21, 2014
Use Murphys Oil soap or get a quote for a lacquer job.
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porous tile & grout colorant

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MaggyGee
north wales PA
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April 24, 2014
we will be using Polyblend grout renew between unsealed terracotta tiles.
how do I apply colorant w/o staining the tile?
if must I seal the tiles prior to colorant application,
how can I insure the sealant won't affect the grout colorant?
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 25, 2014
We would recommend to seal the terracotta tiles first with 2 coats of the Surfacegard sealer. Two hours between coats. After 24 hours of the last coat you then can apply the Grout Renew to the joints. You can cut the bristles of the toothbrush to fit into the grout joints. Work sections at a time. Usually within arms reach is a good area to work. When you brush the Grout Renew into the joints in your section, stop what you're doing, then take a dry cotton towel and wipe whatever you got on the tiles, wipe it off as you go. Then move onto your next section and repeat the process. For more information please contact our technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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tony
Vienna, VA, USA
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 26, 2014
You might try using a good quality masking tape on either side of the grout joint. That should pretty well protect the tile. If I had this situation with my grout, I would certainly try this. Good luck.
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is it ok to mix colors?

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MaggyGee
north wales PA
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April 24, 2014
the homeowner wants ivory.
if antique white is too dull and bright white is too bright-can the colors be mixed?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 25, 2014
Yes you can mix the Grout Renew colors. For more information, please contact our technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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ClearConscienceSealants
Woodinville, WA
October 7, 2014
MaggyGee,
I have mixed Polyblend colors before with good success. With limited color selection, mixing colors is the only option to get the exact color you want. Just remember the mixing ratio for future applications!

-Mike
Clear Conscience Sealants
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Can this be used on shower tile?

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Jason
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April 7, 2014
Can this be used on shower tile grout?
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 7, 2014
Grout Renew can be used on shower installations however due to the amount of moisture it will require more maintenance and up keep. If you need further assistance contact our care and maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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