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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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how much of an area does 1 bottle cover?

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erie pa
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July 23, 2014
I have about 45 square feet of 13x13 ceramic tile.
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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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I am looking for a dark gray, not black but the next shade down. Which gray shade would you recommend?

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Joplin, MO
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July 17, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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CustomBuildingProducts
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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How stain resistant is this product if used on a kitchen floor? We are looking to stay with a light grout, but want it to hold up and not turn dingy.

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inquiringmind
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April 1, 2014
If so, what is the best way to clean the floors using this product.
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 2, 2014
Grout Renew is an acrylic urethane stain and sealer for renewing or changing the color of cement grout. It will ease maintenance but will not make the grout stain proof. The grout gets dirty due to normal use, but because of the sealer, it will be easier to clean and restore the original color grout. If you neeed further assistance contact our care and maintenance division at 800.282.8786
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Snow white has a mint green tint to it? What causes this?

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AFSiiii
Charlotte, NC
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February 26, 2014
White tile and white grout
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 27, 2014
Hi there, on the making of the color variations different pigments are use. I notice some greenish on # 11 snow white, brownish on # 10 antique white, blueish on # 381 bright white and so on. I hope this helps. I you need further assistance please contact our care & maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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I recently tiled my bedrooms and bathroom with a dark wood looking tile and grouted with a black grout.

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Reycccc
Boynton Beach Fl
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February 26, 2014
After a couple of days a whitish film showed up on the grout and it makes it look grey. I've researched and it seems to be a chemical reaction called efflorescence, where salts within the cement rise to the top of the grout being exposed. There are some acidic cleaners that might help remove them but I would like to know if this product will be possible to fix my problem.
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 26, 2014
Hi there, we recommend to do the acid cleaning first, either it might be enough to remove the efflorescence or it will be a good preparation for the grout to be treated with the Grout Renew. If you need further assistance contact our care & maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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Is this available in a clear? Also, in one of the questions, I saw this does not hold up to steam cleaning. Is there a sealer out there that does?

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newfloors
Salina, KS
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February 26, 2014
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 26, 2014
Grout Renew is not available in clear. No sealer is designed for steam cleaning resistance. If you need further assistance don't hesitate to contact our care & maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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I need the stain in the bone color, how do I order?

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JamesD
Birmingham, Al Inverness store
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February 25, 2014
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 26, 2014
The order needs to be processed thru Special Services Desk at the Home Depot store.
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tony
Vienna, VA, USA
April 8, 2014
The Home Depot carries the Polyblend grout that comes in bone.
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Does HD has the Grout Renew Colorant in Canvas and Quartz color for sale online?

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February 18, 2014
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 18, 2014
It seems those colors are carried by Home Depot. Contact the Home Depot online for availability otherwise those colors can be order at the store Special Services Desk.
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the charcoal gray is too dark and the natural gray is too light, can the 2 be mixed to achieve our desired result?

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Rochester, NY
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February 15, 2014
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 18, 2014
Yes, the two bottles of Grout Renew can be mixed together to achieve your desired results. For more information, please contact our technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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will this product hold up to aggresive cleaning? i steam mop my floors . thanks .

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tracy
N.C.
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February 11, 2014
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 11, 2014
No the Polyblend Grout Renew will not hold up to any steam mop cleaner. The heat of the steam reaches over 100 degrees and will break down the colorant after each use. For more information please contact our Care & Maintenance technical department at (800) 282-8786.
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Will this colorant cover a darker-colored grout with a lighter color?

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cargill
Burbank, California
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January 27, 2014
My handyman put very dark brown grout on one portion at the back of my kitchen sink. I wanted it to be sandstone, like the rest of the counter grout, but he was trying to make sure that there were no leaks in that area, so he treated that area differently. The grout is newly put in and sealed. Can I cover the dark grout area with a lighter color with this product?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
January 27, 2014
Yes, you can apply a darker color Grout Renew over a light grout. You may need 2 applications. For more information regarding your installation please call our technical department at (800)282-8786.
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NancyB
Las Vegas, NV
February 25, 2014
Yes. I used Sandstone over black and it covered perfectly in one application. Just be sure to clean it really well first.
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What are the voc levels on this product? Is this the same as Aqua Mix grout colorant just under a Home Depot label?

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December 11, 2013
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
December 11, 2013
The Polyblend Grout Renew has 50g/l. It is comparable to the Aqua Mix Grout colorant but it is not the same formula. The Grout Renew is not as stain resistant and does not last as long. For more information, you can contact our technical service department at (800)282-6786.
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I want to recolor grout on a glass mosaic tile backsplash.

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Qsup
Miami, FL
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December 8, 2013
The grout lines are very small as the mosaic is made up of tiny 1/2" square glass tiles. How difficult will it be to remove the colorant off of the glass tiles? I am anticipating major difficulty stay within the grout lines.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
December 9, 2013
Do a test in a small area, after applying the colorant allow to dry for 20 or 30 minutes, moist the glass tile with water and scrub off from surface of glass tile. If you have further questions please contact our care & maintenance division at 800.272.8786
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SissyManoonie
Boynton Beach, FL, USA
April 30, 2014
if the glass is not porous then any grout should wipe off easily. I would try this on a scrap piece first.
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