Super Grout Additive to the rescue

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By Mikey P on Oct 12, 2017 at 2:45 AM
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    Two of these, some tile floors, kitchen counters and coming back to install Super Grout in the floor to tub joint.

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    You shower guys should try this stuff if you havent yet..

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    1. Jason Pettinato
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      Since Super Grout Additive® is a true Epoxy, you can grout complete shower floors too.

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      @Jason Pettinato Ive been watching a bunch of your youtube videos for a while now. One question I had was for removing old grout. In one video you removed it very easily with just a razor knife on some unsanded grout, if it doesnt come out that easily what is your tool of choice?

      I saw one guy on youtube with a multi tool that he attached a shop vac to which seemed pretty fast and no mess. What do you think about the other electric tools? do you prefer to just remove by hand?

      Its always a pain kind of for me, looking for a better system that is faster and clean as possible
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      D10BA643-9726-4E20-90D5-CE6882D7626D.jpeg @Acp , for unsanded or tight joints you can use the Hyde Regrout Tool with the pointed bit. Sanded or joints 1/8”+ a makita 4” angle grinder with diamond blade but that is very dusty and you have to be careful not to damage tile.

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      You can also skim coat over grout, make sure the original grout has been scrubbed really well, sometimes an acid etch is necessary for proper bond
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      DC321A3B-CC7F-424E-B2A3-19DB414CFEBA.jpeg Super Grout Additive® can be used to fill cracked grout
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      How long has your product been out?

      How many shower floors has it been tested on and for how long?
      The skim coating idea has me thinking...
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      The muti tool rocks. I have a Fein tool and you can adjust power but I'm sure any other MT would work. You can buy diamond grout cutters in an assortment of widths to match the job. I do the clean out or grinding with a shop vac running at the same time to catch the dust.
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      @Mikey P , Ceramic Tile Pro Super Grout Additive® has been out for over 6 years. I have personally tested it in my own bathroom at shower floor perimeters and vanity counters where tile meets backsplash. I was always having an issue where the side wall of the backsplash would continually crack. There was a pocket door on that wall so there was very little support and you could move the wall back and forth with little effort. I noticed that the epoxy grout was strong enough to withstand that movement and years later, it never cracked again.

      You can skim coat over CLEAN grout. I will offer this option to my customers if the grout is badly damaged or just won't come clean. I specialize in shower restoration work so most of the repairs are shower floors which happens to be one of the hardest areas to restore. We all know that.

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      awsome thanks for the info Jason. Well be putting in an order soon.

      Do you have base colors that can be mixed to match grout colors? If your familiar with color clad they have sticks of grout so you can match up colors easily, do you have a way of doing this easily with your product for skimming over grout? @Jason Pettinato
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      @Acp, You get your color by selecting the color grout that you want to use.

      I like to use Custom Building Products Polyblend or Mapei Keracolor available at Home Depot and Lowe’s.
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      Ok I gotcha, I think I was confused for a sec.. so your skimming over the grout with your grout bond additive, added to grout
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      @Acp we are using Super Grout Additive®. Watch those YouTube vids for more info on mixing and applying.
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      Failed epoxy granite counter joints?
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      Mike,
      According to MIA. -no
      Epoxy is not used, polyester typically is

      Problem with true2part epoxy , bond can be 2 strong, and movement can cause slab crack.
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      Yeah i do the polishing already for the hard stain removal. I use oneRestore first, if that doesn't work, i break out the makita. I do those things but i focus cleaning more i do restorative..thats what i am trying to get my wife on it..she good at it
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      I have never used oneRestore. how does it work for shower restoration work?
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      @Jason Pettinato in the videos I got the impression super grout additive was a substitute for silicone caulking on the joints, but you mean your using to skim over grout in shower pans?

      The other video it looked like grout bond was used for re grouting the shower completely.
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      @Acp, yes Super Grout Additive® is used to replace silicone and caulk. You can also skim over existing clean grout.
      The grout bond is used for regrouting tight joints at shower walls just like in the YouTube videos
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      ok thanks for clarifying
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      Jason my guys tried filling holes left over on a tub enclosure wall from the mollies.

      They could not get your product level with the tile surface, it sort of dimple'd in..


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      Any tricks?
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