Tile & Stone Installation

Grout Sealer

A water-based sealer that resists water, oil and acid-based contaminants. It simplifies maintenance and does not change the appearance of the grout after application. Grout Sealer permits moisture vapor transmission and can be applied 48 hours after grouting on new installations.

Product Details

INSTALLATION

SURFACE PREPARATION

  • DIRECTIONS: READ ENTIRE LABEL AND PIS/MSDS BEFORE USING.

Shake well before use. This product is to be used directly from container and is not under any circumstances to be thinned or diluted with anything before use. Always protect neighboring surfaces including wood, carpet, metal, landscaping and other non-masonry surfaces. Surface should be clean, dry and free from any waxes, coatings or finishes. Clean the surface to be treated with SGM Safe Clean Crystals or another appropriate SGM cleaning product, rinsed and neutralized

CAUTION

Grout Sealer contains siliconates. Avoid contact with eyes or skin. Avoid repeated breathing of vapors. Do not take internally. Rubber gloves and eye protection should be worn during application. Keep out of reach of children.

SUGGESTED FIRST AID.

  • INHALATION / OVEREXPOSURE: If dizziness or nausea occurs, remove person to fresh air and seek medical attention.
  • SWALLOWING: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting, call Poison Control Center, Hospital Emergency Room or physician immediately.
  • EYE CONTACT: Flush eyes immediately and thoroughly with large amounts of clean water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists see a physician.
  • SKIN CONTACT: Wash skin thoroughly with room temperature water and mild soap.

APPLICATION

SAMPLE TESTING

Due to the differences of each substrate, several inconspicuous test patches should be completed to assure maximum performance. Due to the differences of each substrate, some shading may occur. User must determine the suitability of the product for its intended use.

Apply the first coat of Grout Sealer with a soft-bristle paintbrush or sponge paint applicator. Using cotton or paper towels, polish- dry any sealer remaining on tile and grout within 3 to 5 minutes of application. After 2 hours conduct a test to determine if surface is sealed completely by applying water droplets to the surface. If water is absorbed, apply an additional coat. If 2 coats are applied, allow a minimum 30 minutes drying time between coats. Wait 2 hours and repeat the test. Sealed area should be kept dry for 12 hours. Achieves a full cure in 24 hours. Clean applicator tools with water after each use. Do not allow sealer to dry on tile surface because a residue will be visible. If this occurs, use poultice mixed with water into a wet slurry and scrub with a nylon pad. Do not allow sealer to come in contact with any non- recommended surface.

CLEANING

Avoid using general cleaners not specifically designed for natural stone, ceramic/porcelain tile or grout. Some of these general cleaners (i.e. off the shelf bathroom, tile and grout cleaners) may contain harmful chemicals that may damage natural stone, as stone is sensitive to certain chemicals.

  • Cementitious sanded and unsanded grout joints
  • Residential or commercial
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Walls and Floors Cleaners are specifically designed for cleaning Natural Stone, Ceramic/ Porcelain Tile & Grout. (See product recommendation chart for appropriate products for your particular substrate).

COVERAGE

Approximately 200 to 300 sq. ft. (18 to 28 sq. meters) per coat per quart (946 ml) depending on size and porosity of grout joint, temperature and method of application.

SHELF LIFE: Up to one year from date of manufacture in unopened properly store container.

AVAILABILITY & COST: Availability: SGM, Inc has manufacturing and distribution inventory facilities throughout the United States and abroad, allowing for timely deliveries. Contact SGM, Inc for local availability. Packaging: Plastic containers, net 1 quart/ (.9464 liters). Cost: Grout Sealer is competitively priced. For specific price information, contact SGM, Inc.

WARRANTY

SGM Inc. warrants this product will perform in accordance with its intended use for a period of one year from the date of manufacture. Any claim for the defective product must be submitted in writing to SGM Inc. and samples of the defect must be provided. SGM Inc.’s sole obligation will be to replace any product determined to be defective by SGM Inc. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, SGM INC. MAKES NO OTHER REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SGM INC. BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHETHER ARISING BY CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. SGM INC.’S SOLE OBLIGATION WILL BE TO REPLACE ANY PRODUCT DETERMINED BY SGM INC. TO BE DEFECTIVE.

MAINTENANCE

When the time comes to re-seal grout, be sure that it is sufficiently cleaned. Refer to product recommendation chart for appropriate products to be used on specific surfaces.