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Application & Removal of Sealers

How to apply a Natural Look Sealer to Stone, Tile & Grout

Purpose: To apply a natural look penetrating sealer to stone, tile & grout surfaces

Aqua Mix® Natural Look Sealers: Penetrating Sealer  Pro-Solv® – Sealer’s Choice® Gold  Ultra-Solv®

How to apply a Enhancing Sealer

Purpose: To apply a Enhancing Sealer to stone, tile & grout surfaces

Aqua Mix® Enhancing Sealers: Enrich’N’Seal™  Stone Enhancer

How to Pre Seal Stone on all Six Sides (Dip Seal)

Purpose: To apply a penetrating sealer to all six sides of a natural stone or tile

Aqua Mix® Sealer suitable for Pre Sealing on all six sides: Aqua Mix® ProBlock – Pre Sealer

Removal of Sealer Residue

For Removal of Aqua Mix: Penetrating Sealer – Pro-Solv® – Sealer’s Choice® Gold – Ultra-Solv® – Grout Sealer – SameDay™ Grout Sealer
Purpose: To remove sealer residue that has been allowed to cure on tile or stone surface

Removal of Enhancing Sealer Residue

For Removal of Aqua Mix: Aqua Mix Enrich ‘N’ Seal™ or Stone Enhancer residue

Purpose: To remove sealer residue that has been allowed to cure on tile or stone surface

How to Strip Sealers

Purpose: To remove sealers on or in tile or stone surfaces (coating or penetrating sealers)
Product Recommendation: Sealer & Coating Remover (Notes A, B & C)

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How to Fix Problems Related to Grout

How to remove Cementitious Grout Haze residue from tile

Purpose: To remove grout haze, cement and latex modified grout that has cured on the tile or stone surface

How to remove Epoxy Grout Haze residue from tiles

Purpose: To remove epoxy grout haze from tile or stone surfaces
Product Recommendation: Sealer & Coating Remover (Notes A & B)

How to remove Cementitious Grout Haze residue from Marble or Acid-Sensitive Surfaces

Purpose: To remove grout haze (cement, latex-modified and epoxy) that has dried on polished, acid-sensitive stone surfaces.
Product Recommendation: NanoScrub®

How to remove Cementitious Grout Haze residue from Marble or Acid-Sensitive Surfaces

Purpose: To remove grout haze (cement, latex-modified and epoxy) that has dried on polished, acid-sensitive stone surfaces.
Product Recommendation: NanoScrub®

How to restore faded or inconsistent coloured grout using Aqua Mix Grout Colorant

Purpose: To create uniform grout color or change existing color, seal and ease ongoing maintenance
Product Recommendation: Grout Colorant (Note A)

How to enhance faded coloured cementitious grout using an Enhancing Sealer

Product Recommendation: Enrich‘N’Seal® or Stone Enhancer (Notes A & B)

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Cleaning Problems

How to remove factory wax from porcelain tiles

Purpose: To remove factory wax from porcelain tiles
Product Recommendation: Aqua Mix NanoScrub 
Equipment: Synthetic mop and bucket with wringer and scrub brush or scrub machine. An AquaScrub or white nylon scrub pad may be used for smooth, even surfaces.

How to remove and treat efflorescence on tiles and grout

Purpose: To remove white mineral residue (efflorescence) from tile, stone, masonry or grout surface
Product Recommendation: Eff-Ex® (Notes A, B & C)

How to remove soap scum, hard water deposits & mildew stains from tiles and grout

Purpose: To remove water deposits, mildew and soap scum on tile and acid-resistant stone surfaces
Product Recommendation: Cement Grout Haze Remover

How to remove pencil marks and metallic stains from tile and stone surfaces

Purpose: To remove pencil marks or metallic stains from tile or stone surface
Product Recommendation: Aqua Mix NanoScrub®

How to remove adhesive / mastic from tile and stone surfaces

Purpose: To remove adhesive or mastic from tile or stone surfaces
Product Recommendation: Sealer & Coating Remover

How to remove deep-set stains from porous tile, stone and grout surfaces

Product Recommendation: Poultice Stain Remover
Equipment: Bowl, household plastic wrap, plastic putty knife and sponge

How to remove rust and hydrocarbon stains from tile, stone and grout surfaces

Purpose: To remove rust or mineral-based contaminants from stone, tile and concrete surfaces. Product Recommendation: Ex-Treme®