Jane

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 256 through 270 (of 285 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • BUMP98.gif This one is still available, I signed up just now.

    in reply to: Free English Muffin Melt at Subway on 6/8 #428229

    impatient smilie I barely made it on time, but still got one, Thank You!

    in reply to: Free Teasta Loose Leaf Tea Samples #428228

    BUMP98.gif This one is still available! ~Enjoy

    in reply to: Regal Free Family Film Fest 2010 #428212

    Great! This one is available all summer, thanks!

    in reply to: Free Sample Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo #428198

    Wow, these arrived fast and they’re still available groceries smilie

    in reply to: Free Friendlys Ice Cream 6/5 #428166

    2lbkos0 smilie Great! 4 Free Donuts today and Free ice Cream tomorrow! At least there is also a free fitness pass at ballys showered with love

    in reply to: No Farms No Food Bumper Sticker #428102

    BUMP98.gif This one is still available! ~Enjoy

    in reply to: Kitchen Gift: Berry Vinegar #428006

    This one is really good on a grilled chicken salad!

    in reply to: Fall Gift Idea: Scarecrow Stew #425575

    Scarecrows watch over
    as fall fills the air.
    They love the smells
    that are everywhere.

    So they put them together
    into this special stew.
    Just add water and stir with
    the stick they added too.

    Now when the chilly winds come
    sip your scarecrow stew,
    and savor the taste of fall
    as it warms you through!

    Original Author of Poem is Shirley Thomas

    I think the copyright was 2002. (as far as I can tell from my notes!!)

    in reply to: Free Manicure Set – Maryland only #399503

    I would tiles and then seal it myself. It’s really not that hard to do, and MUCH cheaper.
    There are two main classifications of sealers: Membrane Forming, and Penetrating.

    Here’s some help from OnlineTips
    There is a difference between sealing grout joints and sealing tiles themselves, and depending on the type of tile you’re installing you should use one or the other.

    Glazed ceramic tiles only need to have the grout sealed. Sealing tile grout gives your tile surface greater water and mildew resistance, and is indispensiable for keep ing grout from getting dirty. Unsealed grout will absorb dirt, grease and grime such that it becomes impossible to clean.

    When you should you apply the sealer? For a new tile surface or re-grout, nearly all grout manufacturers advise that you wait at least 48 hours after grouting before applying sealers so the grout has time to finish setting. For maintanence of existing tilling, you should re-apply every year or two.

    1) Membrane Forming Sealers: These type sealers will resist water. They are mostly employed as grout colorants with added pigments to change the original color of the grout. Membrane sealers should only be used on unglazed tile because they will not adhere to glazed tiles.

    They generally stay on the grout’s surface, forming a nonporous membrane with a glossy finish.

    In high moisture areas like a shower, water will find it’s way to the tile/grout underlayment- using a membranous sealer makes it hard for the water to get back out and let the grout dry. This can be cause issues associated with prolonged water exposure, like rot, mold and mildew. So best to use this type sealer only with floors.

    2) Penetrating Sealers: Penetrating sealers soak into the microscopic voids of the grout. Typically made of silicone or latex solids suspended in a water or mineral spirits base, after application, the base evaporates, leaving the solid material within the grout. The material fills pores and capillaries close to the grout surface and in so doing, reduces the absorption of potentially staining compounds.

    Non-pigmented penetrating sealers don’t produce a gloss on the surface, but can slightly darken the grout’s natural color. Use a good quality penetrating sealer like Aquamix for baths or showers. After the sealer dries, the grout looks normal until water is comes into contact with it, and then the water will actually “bead up”, as if it your grout had wax on it.

    A silicone, acrylic, or water-based grout sealer is applied to the joints. It’s ok if you get some sealer on the tile surface providing the tile is glazed, but be sure you wipe it off before it dries, or it will be there for good. You need to remove any excess penetrating type sealer from the tile at once.

    It dries fairly quick, forming a haze on the tile that is about impossible to remove.

    For epoxy based grouts, sealing tile grout is not required, unless specifically stated in the manufacturers instructions that applying grout sealer is advised.

    For installing porous tile materials such as slate, terra cotta or marble, in order to keep them from staining with use you should seal the actual surface of the tiles. Applying tile sealer will also prevent moisture penetration. Sealing the tile prior to installing, with a top-coat or a pre-sealer, will prevent grout from getting into the tile pores and dulling or hazing the tile surface during grouting.

    Use of an acrylic top-coat on the tile surface will prolong your tiles lifespan, but you’ll want to reseal the tile from time to time, about every two years, as it wears off eventually. You’ll know when it’s time when you start to notice your tiles getting harder and harder to keep clean. Do not mix brands and types of sealer; stick to the original sealant for re-application.

    Try not to use any ammonia-based cleaners on the tiles since it will strip off the sealer.

    For entry flooring and other high traffic areas consider an anti-slip coating for your tiles. There are anti-slip coatings now obtainable that are designed to decrease slip and fall incidents by raising the tiles slip coefficient of friction.

    Whether it is grout sealer, ceramic tile sealer or an anti-slip coating, always strictly follow manufacturer’s instructions for the product’s use so that you will get its full intended benefit.

    in reply to: Free Tampax with Leakguard (New Link) #397638

    Thanks, always up for free packs to leave in the glovebox of the van:-)

    in reply to: Free sample of Secret Clinical #397633

    @nancydom 14902 wrote:

    free deodorant nancy dombroski 185 kendall circle waterbury, ct 06708

    Nancy- you need to send a text message using your Cell Phone in order to get the freebie, Not post it here. It’s not a good idea to post your information on public boards for anyone to see.

    in reply to: FREE Starbucks Vivanno #397604

    This is still available July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, from 2-4pm (Certain States Only) *ymmv

    i’m getting mine again today. thanks fq!:clap:

    in reply to: Mosquito repellant recipe question #397603

    this isn’t really a tech support question, but maybe the mod’s could move it elsewhere. Rice vinegar has less acid than White vinegar and since this is a spray to put on your skin & clothing, less acid is better.

Viewing 15 posts - 256 through 270 (of 285 total)