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Discuss White Palace grout on 2mm porc joints in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Arrrgggh my head has gone today :mad:

    Customer got given Palace grout (which I've never used before) and I've spent all day trying to use it on some polished porcelain that I've left 2mm for joint on.. I have tried every way possible to get a full joint, to no avail . Anyone has issues with Palace grout before?
     
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I've got to the point that I will only use grout I know on jobs now.
    Fed up with using crap that dry patchy, washes out the joint's and ruins a perfect tiled job..!
     
  3. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    I use Palace adhesive regularly but haven't used their grout for a long long time, I just cannot get to grips with it, literally fried my brain today!
     
  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I’m not particularly keen on the palace adhesives. The SPF they do is so sandy. It’s Topps own brand stuff.
     
  5. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    What’s your favourite Andy?
     
  6. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Use alot of grout 3000 at the moment.
     
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  7. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Whats it like for narrow joints like 1 or 2mm?
     
  8. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Excellent, doesn't sag or wash out the joints, really good for rectify porcelain.
     
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  9. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Do you leave the 3000 grout in for half an hour or so before commencing cleaning Andy?
     
  10. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I used palace grout a long time ago I found it ok but since then I use Mapei ultracolor grout for nearly all my jobs.
    Have you tried mixing it a bit stiffer?
     
  11. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Mapei UC is my normal grout.. But yep, mixed it stiffer, same result. The finish was so shallow in the joint that I give it a second grouting today and its looking passable now, but not the finish I like . Safe to say ill be steering clear of Palace grouts in future
     
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  12. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Yes mate, if you wash it off to soon it will wash out the joints.....
     
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  13. shaney2000000

    shaney2000000 Active Member

    Location:
    Derby
    Ardex hand sponge helps
     
  14. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    In what way mate?
     
  15. shaney2000000

    shaney2000000 Active Member

    Location:
    Derby
    Really good hand sponge leaves joints fuller
     
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