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Preparing your Grout - For Color Sealing using our GDC- Epoxy Grout Colorants.

Safety first -  It is strongly advised that you use Common Safety Sense when dealing with these or any household cleaning products and chemicals. Wear, Safety glasses, Gloves, and use a mask if needed. And always keep the area well ventilated while working, by opening a window or using a fan. Remember to keep these and other chemical products out of the reach of children. Safety is everyone's responsibility. Use safety measures in the home and the work place. 

User responsibility- Always do a test area to determine if these products are suitable for your needs.  Do test area first to determine colorant color, adherence and cleanup methods needed. wait 1 hour for results. Again It is the responsibility of the customer and or end user to determine whether or not the use of these products is suitable for their purpose and needs. 

For newly installed grout - That has not been sealed before, and is still clean, It is not necessary to use any Sealer removers, Acidic or Alkaline cleaners. 

For Grout that has been sealed before - Use our GDC Grout Sealer remover.

If you are not sure that your grout was sealed - Try this test - Pour some water on your grout, if the grout stays the same color or the water beads up (like when you wax your car), then it was probably sealed. Use the GDC Sealer Remover. If the grout changes color, gets darker or the water absorbs into the grout then your grout is still pourus and probably has not been sealed. Then you do not have to use the Sealer Remover product.

If your grout is dirty - Use our GDC Pre Treat Cleaner. This product will clean the grout and also open the pours of the grout so the colorant penetrates deeper.

If your grout is Sealed and Dirty - Use our GDC Sealer Remover, let dry, then use our GDC Pre Treat Cleaner.

If Wax is in your grout - From using wax products like Mop & Glow or Murphy's oil soap, then it must be removed before Color Sealing, Use our GDC Grout Sealer Remover for this.

Repair any missing or cracked grout -  It is recommended that you repair and missing or cracked grout before Color Sealing. You can put in any color grout that you have. It will not matter, because the GDC Epoxy Grout Colorant will make all of the grout one even color. If you have sanded grout (very rough) then you should do your repairs with a sanded grout. If you have unsanded grout (smooth) than you should do your repairs with a unsanded grout.  Let the repair "cure" for 7 days before applying the colorant

GDC Epoxy Grout Colorant Directions for Color Sealing

Shake closed bottle well  before using. 

Safety first - It is strongly advised that you use Common Safety Sense when dealing with these or any household cleaning products and chemicals. Wear, Safety glasses, Gloves, and use a mask if needed. And always keep the area well ventilated while working, by opening a window or using a fan. Remember to keep these and other chemical products out of the reach of children. Safety is everyone's responsibility. Use safety measures in the home and the work place. 

Always do a test area  first, wait 1 hour for results, it is the responsibility of the customer and or end user to determine whether or not the use of these products is suitable for their purpose and needs. Do test area first to determine colorant color, adherence and cleanup methods needed

Some new grout requires a minimum of 14 days cure time before a colorant or sealer is applied.                                               

Existing grout joints must be clean, dry and free of existing coatings or contaminants or sealers that may affect bond. Prepare existing grout joints as needed.  Grout joints must be clean and dry before application of colorant

Toothbrush Method - Pour the Epoxy Grout Colorant into a small shallow dish and apply onto the grout joint using a back and fourth motion. Spread evenly, working the GDC Grout Colorant into the grout joint.  

Application Bottle Method- Pour the Grout Colorant into the application bottle, (sold separately) and apply directly to the grout joint. While slightly squeezing the bottle gently allow colorant to evenly flow out. Spread evenly, working Grout Colorant into the grout joint using a back and forth motion.  

Our GDC Epoxy Grout Colorant uses a dry method cleanup no water is needed in most cased. 

Apply the Epoxy Grout Colorant in a small workable area at a time. Let the Grout Colorant “set-up” in the grout joint for a couple of minutes or sometimes just seconds. Clean the excess Grout Colorant off of the tile  while the colorant is dry in the grout joint but still wet on the tile. With a dry rag or scrub pad, (no water) by wiping up the excess Grout Colorant from the tile as you go, skimming lightly over the grout joint in a circular motion.  

After the Grout Colorant is applied their might be a slight residual left on the tile, depending on how well it was cleaned after colorant application. If this happens take a slightly dampened sponge and wipe the residual off.  

Save any extra colorant in a tightly sealed container for "touch-ups".

Once the grout is colored you can walk on the floor lightly for the first day

While our colorant is dry in minutes and the area is ready for traffic the same day. It is recommended that you do not put any heavy amounts of water or chemicals on your floor for the first week. 

Wipe up any spills with a damp sponge. 

Let the Epoxy Grout Colorant “cure/bond” to your grout for at least one week. 

The first real cleaning of your floor should be done with warm water only, no chemicals.

 When cleaning and maintaining your floors always remember to either sweep or vacuum first before mopping the floor. When you mop the floor always remember to change the water constantly as needed.  After the first cleaning with “water only” you can maintain your floor and walls with Neutral pH cleaner.  Never use Vinegar, Bleach, Acids, Alkalis, or Ammonia when maintaining your tile floors. And always vacuum or sweep before mopping your floor.  

 GDC Epoxy Grout Colorant, cure time, limitations and handling and storage.  

Always do a test area  first, wait 1 hour for results. Do test area first to product suitability and to determine colorant color, adherence and cleanup methods needed.

 Ready for traffic the same day.

 Allow a minimum 2-hour drying time between coats

 Not recommended for use under water in pools, ponds and natural stone .

Previously applied sealers must be completely removed prior to using a grout colorant.

If going from a dark to light grout color, more than 1 application may be necessary.

Close container after each use

For best results, do not store in direct sunlight or in temperatures above 110° F (43° C)

Use in temperatures between 50 and 80° F (10 and 27° C)

Save any extra colorant in a tightly sealed container product is freeze-thaw stable for up to 3 cycles.

CAUTION

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Keep out of reach of children

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Do not take internally

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Avoid contact with eyes

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Gloves and eye protection should be worn during application

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IF INGESTED: Drink 1 to 2 glasses of water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention

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EYE AND SKIN CONTACT: Flush thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention

 

 

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