Premixed Grout

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TEC® Skill Set™ Premixed Grout is a premium premixed grout that delivers highly durable, stain resistant grout joints. Unlike other premixed grouts, this unique, patented technology provides very high durability for residential use in intermittently wet as well as dry areas. It can also be used to grout over existing premixed or cementitious grout installations. TEC® Skill Set™ Premixed Grout is formulated with very fine particles of sand and may be used in grout joints as small as 1/16 inch. (Please see limitations regarding surfaces that might be sensitive to scratching).

  • Grouts tile joints from 1/16” to 1/2"
  • Highly stain resistant, no need to seal
  • Grout is mold and mildew resistant
  • Durable, wear resistant
  • Water resistant, can use in showers
  • Easy to use

Color options:

  • Bright white
  • Antique White
  • Silverado
  • Summer Wheat
  • Delorean Gray
  • Charcoal Gray
  • Espresso
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Description

Physical Properties

Description  
Physical State Paste
Color Available in 8 standard colors
Initial Cure [at 72° (22°C)] 24 hours
Final Cure 7 days
VOC/Liter of Material 8 grams less water and exempt compounds
Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627) Residential
Storage Store in a cool, dry location. Do not store open containers. Freeze/thaw stable
Shelf Life Maximum of 18 months from date of manufacture in properly stored, unopened package.

Applicable Standard

Description Typical Results
Compressive Strength
28 day cure
21 day cure, 7 day soak
 
799 psi (5.47 MPa)
249 psi (1.70 MPa)
Flexural Strength
28 day cure
 
536 psi (367 MPa)
Tensile Strength
28 day
 
541 psi (3.70 Mpa)

Application
1. Grout no more than 10 sq. ft. at a time.
2. Press grout diagonally into joints holding float at a 45- degree angle. Make sure that joints are completely filled.
3. Remove all excess grout off tile by holding float at a 90 degree angle and drawing diagonally across tile.
4. For best results, wait 10 minutes before beginning clean up to allow the grout joint some time to firm up so it is not pulled out of the joint during cleanup process. Do not wait longer than 40 minutes.
5. To clean, first soak sponge in cool clean water. Wring out most excess water, then pat the surface of the tile with the damp sponge to loosen the film. Next, rinse the sponge in water a second time and wring out excess water completely.
6. Use the damp sponge in a light, circular motion to smooth joints and clean film from the tile. Avoid using excessive amounts of water on the grout joints.
7. Turn sponge over to a clean side and draw diagonally across tiles to remove any remaining film.
8. For optimal results, follow these final clean-up steps: moisten a towel with clean water, wring out excess, and then drag damp towel across surface diagonally. This will pick up remaining film.
9. If a light haze remains after cleaning, do not attempt to remove it with the sponge. Instead, leave the haze on the surface and remove the next day with a damp sponge. Haze will easily come off most tile surfaces.
10. There is no need to seal TEC® Skill Set Premixed Grout.

Note: If excess water is used in the sponge during clean up, minor cracks or pinholes can develop. If the grout is over-worked, it may appear to shrink down into joint. Should any of these things occur, simply apply a second coat to the affected areas. You must allow your initial application to cure for 24 hours prior to your second application.

Instruction for Use over Premixed and Cement-Based Grout
To install, existing premixed or cementitious grout must be clean, sealer free, and 1/8” lower than tile surface. If not: remove existing grout with a grout saw to at least 1/8” below the surface of tile. Make sure the joint is free of all dust and debris, then apply grout per instructions above.

Set-up Time
Light foot traffic after 24 hours. Allow 7 days to achieve final cure which includes hardness and stain resistance. ALLOW 7 DAYS BEFORE EXPOSURE TO WATER.

Clean Up
Clean tools and hands with warm soapy water while grout is still wet.

Maintenance
For routine cleaning of your grout, use a Neutral pH cleaner. Follow manufacturer instructions for dilution.

Do not use acids, bleaches or vinegar for cleaning. Alkaline-based cleaners can be used for periodic heavy duty cleaning. Follow manufacturer instructions for dilution.

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