Applying Grout Sealer to Stepping Stones

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Grout sealer waterproofs mosaic projects for many years. Learn how to generously apply grout sealer in this free garden craft video from a mosaic artist. View Video Transcript

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Cooie Grey-Lavin

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I'm Cooie Grey-Lavin and in this clip I'll show you how to seal a mosaic stepping stone. Our grouted stepping stone has been sitting up and drying for forty eight hours before we seal it. This is another stepping stone but I wanted to show you a different style you can do, a different size and a different shape. I buy grout, the best grout sealer that I can afford, there's lots of different kinds but the best for the outdoor sealing is a water proofing kind that lasts a number of years. I use this kind for all my stepping stones and bird baths. After it's cleaned and ready to go you simply dab the sealer on. You can certainly be generous with it. This is the shortest process in the whole thing. Pour it on, I cover the sides too, although the sides are generally buried in the dirt so they don't matter as much, but I try to seal every surface the best that I can. So you are rubbing it in, kind of like you would rub in a hand lotion, till you've gotten everything all spots wet and sealed. Then you are going to let it sit for a few minutes. Then you are going to come along with a clean cloth, terry cloth, old diapers, old t-shirts and you are going to polish it, rub it vigorously and that will get any kind of film off the tile. You don't have to really rub the grout because it's not, it doesn't shine so it's not as important, it's porous. And once you have all the tiles nice and shiny, you are going to let it sit for about another twelve hours and then it's totally water proof and ready to be put in your garden. Sealing a mosaic is the easiest part of the process, you rub it on with a cloth, let it sit for a few minutes and then lightly polish the top. Let it dry for twelve hours before you put your piece outside.