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Old 02-28-2010, 03:45 PM
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Lincoln, I would like to get in touch with you on starting this DIY club, how can I do that?

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Lincoln, I would like to get in touch with you on starting this DIY club, how can I do that?
Mrdills, I am not in TV at the moment. I am still in Ky due to some health issues and have been all winter...uck. The good news we will be returning to TV in April. If you like we can get together then.

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:53 AM
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Keep me posted, when you get down here let me know and we can get together.
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HI Gracegirl,

My secret (NOT DIY, giggle) take it to woodwork shop on Rolling Acres, cost of wood and a donation, they framed my picture(15"x30") perfect, cost $1.75, what a deal!!!
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Is there a thread for Do It Yourselfers? It seems everyone want's to find somebody to do what ever they need. I personally really enjoy doing things with my own hands and often my own designs. I can usually do it better, maybe slower but better.

For instance I did my own kitchen back splash using stone tiles. I had some very good advice from Eddy at Floor Masters for materials and certain technics. He even loaned me a wet saw N/C. I did my own attic stair design because the factory made stairs are so flimsy and I think dangerous.

I would like to see a thread for DIY. Anybody else?
what tile did you use for back splash? we are using the tumbled stone chiaro for ours. How did you go about sealing the tile? before putting on the wall, or after sticking up on the wall before you grouted?
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:51 AM
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what tile did you use for back splash? we are using the tumbled stone chiaro for ours. How did you go about sealing the tile? before putting on the wall, or after sticking up on the wall before you grouted?
I know you didn't ask me but.

If you are using a grout that is close to the color of the stone. (Recommended because of the little holes in the tumbled product that need filling during the grouting process.) you seal it after grouting. An enhancement sealer is a little more expensive but it is a tougher finish makes the tile just a little darker like it looks when wet. (I used Aqua Mix Enrich 'N' Seal)

Warning always uses the white thinset as the dark can bleed into the tile and discolor it.

Caution nothing sticks to this sealer so if you have to touch up the paint around the edges you will end up sanding and drywall mudding to make it stick. Frog tape around the edges before you seal. I found out the hard way.

Tip if you are putting in a decorative strip in tile it is quite often thinner than the field tile if you try to float it in the mortar seeps up and makes it messy and hard to do a nice grout job. Buy peal and stick cheap vinyl tile (available at Home Depot by the tile.) and cut it the width of the decor strip use the fine premix tile mastic and secure the tile to the vinyl then set the strips in the thin set. This allows you to get them nice and level.
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what tile did you use for back splash? we are using the tumbled stone chiaro for ours. How did you go about sealing the tile? before putting on the wall, or after sticking up on the wall before you grouted?
We used a tumbled stone tile. I don't remember the name but it was a light cream to tan varigated tone. We used a moca grout. New to me was a matching caulking material to match the grout. It is color matched to the grout and has a sand finish so it is a perfect match to the grout. When we did the grouting I did not grout the strip above the formica counter back splash. I used a piece of wood to keep the vertical gout out of this area. After the grout dried I went back taped the top of the counter and used the grout like caulking to do that horizontal line. The caulking is very flexible and the tape made a clean line on top of the counter back splash.
The whole area was sealed after installation and a specified time with a water base sealer. It is very thin and only takes a small amount. The place I bought the tile (Floor Masters) actually gave me a small amount of sealer in a wide mouth jar. It was very good stuff but only available in gallons and expensive so the dealer just gave me some N/C. The sealer makes the tile slightly darker than plain, kind of like it looks wet but not really shinny. I Did two coats of sealer. After 18 months it looks very good.
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We used a tumbled stone tile. I don't remember the name but it was a light cream to tan varigated tone. We used a moca grout. New to me was a matching caulking material to match the grout. It is color matched to the grout and has a sand finish so it is a perfect match to the grout. When we did the grouting I did not grout the strip above the formica counter back splash. I used a piece of wood to keep the vertical gout out of this area. After the grout dried I went back taped the top of the counter and used the grout like caulking to do that horizontal line. The caulking is very flexible and the tape made a clean line on top of the counter back splash.
The whole area was sealed after installation and a specified time with a water base sealer. It is very thin and only takes a small amount. The place I bought the tile (Floor Masters) actually gave me a small amount of sealer in a wide mouth jar. It was very good stuff but only available in gallons and expensive so the dealer just gave me some N/C. The sealer makes the tile slightly darker than plain, kind of like it looks wet but not really shinny. I Did two coats of sealer. After 18 months it looks very good.
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Yes, thanks. I think we are using the same tile you put up. Got the Grout to match the color from Lowes. I was told to seal the front of the tile prior to grouting to keep the grout from sticking to the stone tile, said it would make it easier to remove the grout. then after grouting use a tile-grout sealer and do it again. this will be my first tile job, see how it works.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:08 AM
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Yes, thanks. I think we are using the same tile you put up. Got the Grout to match the color from Lowes. I was told to seal the front of the tile prior to grouting to keep the grout from sticking to the stone tile, said it would make it easier to remove the grout. then after grouting use a tile-grout sealer and do it again. this will be my first tile job, see how it works.
That sounds reasonable. I would do as the people say where you are buying the tile. They should know their product. We didn't seal until after the grouting was finished and a certain amount of dry/cure time for the grout. But as I said I would do like your supplier recommended.

Our tile is actually fairly light and the grout is dark making a nice contrast.

Good luck on your project. I am sure you will be pleased.

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