Saltillo preparation


Old 01-29-19, 07:48 PM
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Saltillo preparation

Hi all, this site is awesome and I appreciate everyone’s input here.

I’m trying to put Saltillo in a hall bathroom because there is Saltillo in the master bath.

i bought tiles from Lowe’s but they are unsealed and there is a whitish haze on the surface. It seems like efflorescence but it’s so even and the same on the whole crate of tiles they had at Lowe’s.

anyway, I want to get them looking natural but without the dusty look. I only want to use a water based penetrating sealer. So is there any way to remove this or darken the tiles without doing something solvent or oil based?

thank you!

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Old 01-29-19, 11:09 PM
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Can't always upload pics from a phone. You have loaded pics in the past here.
Old 01-30-19, 02:28 AM
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You might try a test on one tile. The haze might disappear once the sealer is applied. Generally solvent based sealers darken the substrate more than water based ones do.
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Maybe itís just normal new Saltillo look?
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