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Learn how to install grout the right way and use AquaTight to do that. Give your grout the best stain protection on the planet. AquaTight offers the best time management for any tile project through a simplified science and makes projects go faster.

Learn how to install grout the right way and use AquaTight to do that. Give your grout the best stain protection on the planet. AquaTight offers the best time management for any tile project through a simplified science and makes projects go faster.

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AquaTight Stain Protection Installation Best Practices

  1. 1. 1 AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive
  2. 2. 2 A Product of H2O Barrier Technologies
  3. 3. 33 The most advanced Stain Protection Technology on Earth Backed by a 10 year Warranty
  4. 4. 44 Stain Resistant Additive is used instead of tap water to guarantee grout color.
  5. 5. 5 Stain Resistant Advantages
  6. 6. 6 - Uniform color - Easy water cleanup - Resistant to food and dirt stains - Decreases water absorption - Odor free - Increases grout strength - Provides mold, mildew and fungus resistance - Freeze-thaw stable
  7. 7. 77 Installing AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive
  8. 8. 88 • Installing grout mixed with AquaTight Stain Resistant additive is easy. • You will need the following tools and supplies for a successful grout installation:
  9. 9. 9 X 2 AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive Your choice of any portland grout, either Sanded or Unsanded 2 buckets, one for mixing grout and the other for clean up A set of sponges Low or variable speed mixing drill Mixing paddle or stirring stick or small drill Margin Trowel Shop towels for drying or wiping One bottle of additive is needed per one 25 lb bag of grout. 48 ounces / 1.41L of this additive is needed for 10 lbs. of unsanded grout.
  10. 10. 1010 1. Surface Preparation
  11. 11. 11 Before grouting or mixing materials, take a moment to inspect the surface area of the tiled floors, walls or ceilings. All tiles should be secure and in place, especially in the corners. Remove any excess thin-set on tile surfaces and edges before grouting. For best results surfaces should be free of dirt and grease before grouting. Wipe all surfaces with damp sponge to remove any loose dust, dirt and debris.
  12. 12. 1212 Surface Temperature The recommended minimum temperatures for any portland cement grout is + 40° degrees F and should not drop below 4° C for more than 24 to 36 hours. The recommended upper working temperatures are 100° F - 38 °C for Pro Color and 85°F - 29°C for AquaTight Plus.  >40F – 4C  <100F – 38C
  13. 13. 131313 2. Mixing
  14. 14. 14 Mixing Sanded Grout Before mixing, make sure you have all the necessary tools and clean water. Mixing sanded grout is easy. Simply pour the entire 72 oz. bottle of Stain Resistant Additive into the bottom of a five gallon bucket. THEN add half of the bag slowly while stirring …Slowly add the remainder of the bag while stirring. Use Any brand portland cement grout into bucket slowly while stirring with a margin trowel or slow speed mixer. After the grout is thoroughly wetted, a machine mixer can then be employed to finish mixing. Mixing speed should be less than 300 rpm to avoid whipping air into the grout. Whipping air into grout will cause grout to weaken and high speeds should be avoided. Small amounts of distilled water (>2 to <5 oz.) may be added to achieve the desired consistency. Some manufacturers print 25lbs and in reality might contain 26 or more pounds of grout. 88mL of additive or distilled water should be added at a time to achieve desired consistency while making sure to 100% avoid making a runny grout. Your grout is not good if its too runny.
  15. 15. 15 Mixing Unsanded Grout Before mixing, make sure you have all the necessary tools and clean water. For unsanded grout you will need a measuring cup (available at any hardware store). Mixing unsanded grout is easy. Simply measure out and pour 48 oz. of Stain Resistant Additive into the bottom of a five gallon bucket. Add the 10 lb bag of AquaTight or AquaTight Plus grout into bucket slowly while stirring with a margin trowel. After the grout is thoroughly wetted, a machine mixer can then be employed to finish mixing. Mixing speed should be less than 300 rpm to avoid whipping air into the grout. Whipping air into grout will cause grout to weaken and high speeds should be avoided. Small amounts of distilled water (2 to 5 oz.) may be added to achieve the desired consistency.
  16. 16. 16 Slaking Sanded and Unsanded Grout Slaking is recommended prior to installation or floating grout. A period of 10 minutes for sanded and 5 minutes for unsanded is required for proper wetting out. Slake time for Unsanded Grout using AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive Slake time for Unsanded Grout using AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive
  17. 17. 17171717 Slaking Sanded and Unsanded Grout Allowing for proper slake times will ensure proper consistency and workability of the grout. Do not add any additional tap water or additive after slaking. When properly mixed, grout should have a creamy peanut butter-like consistency.
  18. 18. 18181818 Installation
  19. 19. 1919 Installation of Sanded and Unsanded Grout Using a rubber float or margin trowel scoop out sufficient grout to cover the immediate work area. Push grout along with the edge of the float and into the grout lines. The float should be held diagonal to the grout lines in order to avoid catching on the tile edges. When all grout lines have been filled, use the margin trowel to scoop up any excess grout and place in the bucket. Removing excess grout will make clean up easier. Once the grout has been installed be sure to clean up tools with clean water tap water.
  20. 20. 20202020 Clean Up
  21. 21. 21 Cleaning of Sanded and Unsanded Grout The following supplies will be needed for clean up 1. Terry cloth or cotton towels 2. Two or more sponges 3. Two buckets of clean water 4. Mild clear dish detergent 5. Gloves (if desired)
  22. 22. Cleaning of Sanded and Unsanded Grout Cleaning times vary depending upon temperature. A typical wait time is 30 minutes once you’ve finished grouting. Wait less time in warm weather, and longer in colder weather.
  23. 23. Cleaning of Sanded and Unsanded Grout It is easy to test whether the grout is ready to clean. Simply place a finger a grout line. If any material comes up or sticks to your finger the grout is not ready for cleaning.
  24. 24. Cleaning of Sanded and Unsanded Grout Dip sponge into a bucket of clean tap water. Wring out till no water drips from the sponge. Begin sponging in circular motions until grout and haze begin to mobilize. Turning sponge over and using all surfaces is recommended. Heavy build-up of grout on the sponge should be rinsed off in the water bucket. Once a tiled surface is free of heavy grout build-up the tile should be allowed to dry further before final clean up. If grout is removed during cleaning make repairs as needed. Throw away sponges if rinsing becomes difficult or if the sponge becomes clogged with grout. Avoid using sponges from prior jobs. Always use new clean-up sponges and towels. CAUTION: Overwatering grout can happen during cleaning stage. MAKE SURE GROUT SPONGE IS DAMP AND NOT FLOODING WATER
  25. 25. 25 Cleaning of Sanded and Unsanded Grout Allow grout to set up for one hour prior to final cleaning Change rinse water every 30 sq. ft. to 40 sq. ft. to avoid soiling cleaned surface area. Haze can be removed using mild clear dish detergent in clean tap water. Haze may also be removed using a damp clean terry cloth or cotton towels Remove haze by dragging the damp cloth flat over the surface. A final rinse may be necessary if haze is present after 24 hours
  26. 26. 26262626 Final Inspection
  27. 27. 27 TIPS: • Never use tap water to clean tiles after grouting. Water will hydrate soluble salts and cause efflorescence. These salts will sit on the portland cement grout surface after the water has evaporated and appear as white spots or white lines. For more knowledge on efflorescence please visit: https://www.h2obtech.com/efflorescence/ • Using this additive as a after wash will increase the water beading affect and grant you even more protection. Our grout, stone and cement sealer is perfect for eliminating grout staining and sealing. Completely water based and no odor. Check out: AquaTight HydraGuard to learn more.
  28. 28. 28 Inspection of Sanded and Unsanded Grout Avoid light traffic for 24 hours and heavy traffic for 72 hours Project is complete once grout has been inspected and found free from defects such as missing grout.
  29. 29. AquaTight may be purchased directly or at a location near you. Click on the link below to learn more. For more information please call 678-302-0377 • Where To Buy 29292929

Editor's Notes

  • In this shot a static image can be used to show contractors hand on a exterior spicket with a large circle appearing into the image and slash through it to convey do use tap water or no need for tap water. Fade shot of exterior faucet to a happy smiling contractor holding his or her container of additive and zoom in to capture face of bottle.

    ALTERNATE:

    A homeowner or contractor is seen dragging a tangled up hose and acts frustrated at the task of detangling the hose. He or she drops the hose and and waves good bye at it while walking away. He or she is then seen buying the additive with the grout. He or she is seen holding the bottle with happiness since the hose does not need to be used again.
  • Here we illustrate with images of grout controls without additive and a floor sample with additive. Here is where the use of imagery from prior lab tests or recreations will come in to play. Use of fade will help glorify the product.

    ALTERNATE:

    Owner is seen looking at grout floor line and appears happy after a glass of fluid falls because the clean up was easy as wiping.
  • The use of static imagery will help convey the content above. Choose one image to fit above or use multiple images.
  • This shot should reflect all materials needed for project on the intended floor space. Largest object to the rear with smallest in front and gathered close.
  • Show closeup of the Grout bag choice and then pan over to the bottle and zoom in to the label. Zoom out to capture the picture of the grout choice to the left and the Additive to the right. ACTION: Contractor or mixer is seen adding entire content of fluid into bucket. While stirring begin adding grout to bucket and start machine mixing at slow speeds till thoroughly mixed. Camera does not have to continue rolling for whole length of mixing. Mixer can alert camera crew to begin rolling when he or she feels ready to stop mixing. Mixer person then grabs the margin trowel to inspect mix. CUT rolling film. Next shot is floating grout onto floor.
  • Show closeup of the Grout bag choice and then pan over to the bottle and zoom in to the label. Zoom out to capture the picture of the grout choice to the left and the Additive to the right.

    ACTION: Contractor or mixer is seen adding entire content of fluid into bucket. While stirring begin adding AquaTight or AquaTight Plus grout to bucket and start machine mixing at slow speeds till thoroughly mixed. Camera does not have to continue rolling for whole length of mixing. Mixer can alert camera crew to begin rolling when he or she feels ready to stop mixing. Mixer person then grabs the margin trowel to inspect mix. CUT rolling film. Next shot is floating grout onto floor.

    ALTERNATIVE:

    Alternate choice for wording . Whether you are mixing a sanded or unsanded grout mixing both is easy with AquaTight Stain Resistant Additive
  • Focus shot on bucket sitting on intended tile targeted for grouting. Hover a image of a clock on the face of the bucket which fades with elapsed time. After time has faded begin comment.

    Comment: Allowing for proper slake times will ensure proper consistency and workability of the grout. Do not add any additional tap water or additive after slaking. When properly mixed, grout should have a creamy peanut butter-like consistency.


  • After slaking comment ROLL to contractor or installer on knees with float in front of the bucket. The bucket should have the grout additive label super imposed on the face of the bucket for memory burn. The installer begins to give the grout one or two hand stirrs to ensure he is happy with grout and smiles with being content and offers an expression or hand gesture for approval. Installer begins to load necessary amount of grout on the floor and begins float the grout.
  • In this shot all materials intended of the video are all present standing idle on grouted floor with wall in background.
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