D.I.Y vs Professional
There are many kinds of sealants in the market, like grout pens, sealants, etc.
Do note a lot of product claims to be an easy application, it is mostly grout sealant.
It means the lower base of grout is still cement grout.
Type of grouting on market
Most grout pens act like a marker pen that applies another layer on top of the existing grout. It is easy to use and can be done easily within a few hours. It is good for short-term aesthetic purposes as it comes in various colors. However, it also means it will wear off faster as dirt and fungus will start resting on the grout after a few days.
For grout sealant, depending on the percentage and material that is made of, most of it acts as wax on top of the grout. It is a barrier that separates liquid and existing grout and therefore, preventing grout from absorbing liquid and dirt. As it acts like wax, it will wear off after a few weeks and will require to reseal again. It can be colored or non-colored hence also helping with the aesthetics. Overall, it can protect the grout if done properly. It can take up to a few days to get it done.
For grout spray, its function is similar to sealants but with a thinner content and therefore, it wears off faster than a grout sealant. It is good for quick and easy protection, however, as it is mostly transparent it can't change aesthetically and it mostly wears off after a few days too.
It is advisable to clean grout before using these products as old fungus and dirt will still affect the newly applied grout if remains uncleared.
For our service, we will be removing old grout along with all dirt/stain, fungus, and mold before applying new grout or sealant that is polyaspartic based. You can expect years of lifespan, stain-resistant, and scratch/peel proof which cannot be achieved by a normal sealant. We also provide warranty after service to ensure the best results for each and every client.
Things to Note for D.I.Y
For sealant, It is advisable to clean grout before using these products as old fungus and dirt will be still affect your grout if not cleared.
After completion, do remember sealant is not acid/bleach resistant so do take note of your cleaning agent.
It is also not scratch/peel resistance so it is not recommended to scrub your floor.
For grouting, it is advisable to remove your old grouting. Becareful with your strength and angle when using grout removal tools/machines as it can easily crack your tiles at the side.
After applying, do note the curing time for each manafacture brand and which grout you start with as prolong might leave residue at the side of tile which is hard to remove. If you happen to come across, do use a debond agent to gently rub off the residue.
After you have complete your new grout, do remember its after care and if it is able to be in contact with acid or bleach for your cleaning agent.
If you are not able to complete it, we are glad to be of service.
Just take a photo and roughly brief us what you have done.
Using Bleach/ Acid to Clean?
What it actually does is ‘eat’ (corrode) away the grout (tile line) so it gets thinner and thinner. And over time the whole grout will be gone and causes water reservoir, water leaking issue, and worst of all tile to chip/crack at the side or dropping off.
The proper way to clean? Just get it stain proof and waterproof so you don’t have to use acid anymore!