Super Grout Additive to the rescue

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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#27
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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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...
@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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#29
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.
 
#35
There's good money but also the nice thing is that you don't have a lot of $invested or overhead. There's not equipment breakdowns (ok I've burned through a couple makita's)

You can get setup with some utility knifes, flat edge blades, and a vacuum cleaner. Having a makita and various pads helps if you're going to be doing hard water spot removal.

I have a Vapor Steam Cleaner but have done tons of showers/baths before I did have that.
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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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
I have never used oneRestore. how does it work for shower restoration work?
 
#37
@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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@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.
@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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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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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?
@Mikey P , here’s a tip. Pack those holes first with a thick mix of grout/water as a backer, then mix Super Grout Additive® as thick as possible for the final layer. Have your guys apply more epoxy on this one.

Same idea with any repair area that have large gaps.
 
#42
Keep bringing those questions. I’ve been using this stuff for years. Happy to share what my clients and myself have learned. You will be old hat in no time!
 
#43
1 more question for ya. Say you walk into a new job and your going to skim coat the shower pan or an area and want to match it to the current grout on the walls or theres a color in general you need to match elseware in the bathroom.. what would be your technique for matching the color perfectly? any tricks you can share?
 
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1 more question for ya. Say you walk into a new job and your going to skim coat the shower pan or an area and want to match it to the current grout on the walls or theres a color in general you need to match elseware in the bathroom.. what would be your technique for matching the color perfectly? any tricks you can share?
@Acp , get yourself a grout color chart and find the closest color. @Caulkmaster will mix different colors for custom matching. I always save any remaining epoxy as a sample and label them for future reference. Tip: let the remaining epoxy dry in the syringe overnight then remove it for a perfect cylinder core sample like in the pic.
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You can also use the bucket to hold the syringe when filling. It frees up your hands.
 
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Mike..knife set polyester a better option for hole like that...your not going to get a product rhst has sand in it to towel flush and smooth,

Home Depot, CBP, no longer sell ssanded, unsanded grouts....

The movement is to sell 1 type that replaced both.. its considerably more. However color consists t and don’t need to seal.... use hydrolic cements- cure fast ..

Jason, have you tried with the new type grouts?

Mixing may even be easier,
 
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Mike..knife set polyester a better option for hole like that...your not going to get a product rhst has sand in it to towel flush and smooth,

Home Depot, CBP, no longer sell ssanded, unsanded grouts....

The movement is to sell 1 type that replaced both.. its considerably more. However color consists t and don’t need to seal.... use hydrolic cements- cure fast ..

Jason, have you tried with the new type grouts?

Mixing may even be easier,
I’m not a slab guy but I agree that there are polyester products for seams that are better suited.

As for Home Depot no longer selling Custom Building Products Polyblend grout, sanded and unsanded, that is not true! Cement based grout is considered the staple of all grouts and the discontinuation of such is highly unlikely.

Sealing grout is debatable at best. I know for a fact that it serves zero protection against water resistance let alone water proofing. No sealer that I’m aware of will waterproof grout.

Home Depot has been in the direction of selling grouts that claim to outperform regular grout for years. They used to sell some good Epoxy but the consumers didn’t bite so they moved to that fusion crap which is acrylic garbage and expensive. Don’t use that stuff for shower floors, many pros have chimed in on forums about some nightmares.

Final note: please DO NOT USE anything other than regular cement based grout such as Custom Building Products Polyblend, Mapei Keracolor, or equivalent. It was designed specifically for the tried and true stuff.

Thank you!
 
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You must mis read my post Jason....it’s a hydrolic based cement.. what we used to use in my former life for under water repairs on concrete pipes.

Think of it as grout on steroids.

And yes-FACT- our local HD stores only sell this as your only option for cementitious based grout. I’m sure you still go to website and get it....

Simple economics... and long overdue.....why carry 2 of every color...

The Mapei. Version of the same (FX) however will scratch polished TML
 
#49
I’m not a slab guy but I agree that there are polyester products for seams that are better suited.

As for Home Depot no longer selling Custom Building Products Polyblend grout, sanded and unsanded, that is not true! Cement based grout is considered the staple of all grouts and the discontinuation of such is highly unlikely.



Well......truth be told...... looks like you might want to follow up with trends in your field.
 

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#50
Interesting, all the Home Depots in my area haven't changed over. I still see Polyblend in the left side of the pic you provided. both sanded and unsanded. I can understand why they are doing it to simplify the grout selection process. Maybe I'll have my chemist do some testing with this stuff out of curiosity. Thanks for sharing!
 
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