Q: Should I apply the Glitter Grout Additive to dry or mixed grout?
A: It is okay to add to either dry or mixed grout.
Q: What is slaking?
A: Slaking is the process by which grout is left to sit in the bucket for a minimum of ten minutes after mixing. The reason is that this allows the chemicals to interact with each other prior to use. After this time, the grout should be mixed a final time before application.
Q: I've heard I should only apply grout in small batches. Is this true?
A: It is true that grout can harden fairly quickly, and especially so at higher temperatures (think: summer temps or non-air conditioned house). It is recommended to work in small batches, containing yourself to a 3.5ft x 3.5ft area at a time. As you apply, remember to spread the grout out onto and in the shape of the joints. Before moving onto a new section, it is important to clean the tile surface first.
Q: Should I pay close attention to the in-between joints of the tiles?
A: Yes, it is important to ensure the joints are entirely filled in with the glitter grout by pushing the mixture deep into all the in-between places, followed by removing any excess grout. This can be accomplished by positioning your float at a 90 degree angle to the tiles and then scraping across.
Q: Is this glitter additive safe to use around pets and children?
A: Glitter Grout Additive is entirely toxic-free, making it safe to use around pets and children. The PTFE coating properties are even used in many household products such as non-stick cooking pans.
Q: After application should I scrub the tiles clean?
A: It is not recommended to scrub the tiles after use as this could work in reverse to remove the glitter grout. Instead, gently wipe the tiles clean with a damp sponge or small washcloth. Be careful to use in a single direction and apply only slight pressure.