Vince and I started sealing the grout this morning. It was rather fast. The “sealer” we used is a liquid and he had some kind of squishy sponge like thing that was recommended but it was making a huge mess. I suggested we pour the sealer in a spray bottle and spray it on so we did that. Then he went over it with the spongey thing, not applying so much but just making sure everything was covered. Let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes (I can’t remember what he said), then buff it with a clean, lint free towel.
Then I read the instructions. Allow to dry for 72 hours before anything that stains the grout could come in contact with it. What? That means wait 72 hours before cooking. I thought today was “The End” of this project but no . . I have to wait. I said “Can’t I just tape a kitchen trash bag behind the stove and get on with normal! Vince said “No! Because the sealer might not dry.” I could take it down when I’m done cooking! No . . No . .
When the countertop people put the tile up in Texas, they didn’t even seal the grout and now I see why! Of course, I had problems with it staining.
Vince just said “Isn’t there a good spaghetti restaurant in Neosho?” Spaghetti? 40 minutes from home to go eat?” I think I’d rather have liverwurst on a bagel but I’m betting that is not what happens.