The Science of Sealing: What to Know, What to Use, and Why

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time:  2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Presenter:  Rod Sigman, Custom Building Products

Join us for a webinar on the science behind stone and tile types and the compatibility of different sealers and their overall performance. Different stones have different densities, porosities, mineralogy, and various finishes that exaggerate these differences. Learn which sealer types to use based on how they are marketed and made for optimum sealing performance; water-based vs. solvent-based; what sealers do and don’t do, and when they should be used. A discussion of how to avoid common grout haze staining issues and how to save time and money in the process by pre-sealing or using a grout release for certain tiles and stones will be key points of discussion and demonstration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between water-based and solvent-based sealers.
  • Identify what sealers do and do not do and why.
  • Learn why all sealers aren’t the same and what role chemistry plays in choosing the right sealer.
  • Learn how using the right sealer can help reduce maintenance requirements and meet customer expectations for tile and stone installations while avoiding common pitfalls and saving time and money.

Registration Fees:

Member: Complimentary

Nonmember: $50

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