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Model # TLSGS24Z

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TileLab SurfaceGard 24 oz. Penetrating Sealer

  • Protects stone and grout against stains
  • Use as a sealer or grout release for all stone surfaces
  • Excellent stain resistance to most household contaminants
$ 27 47
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Product Overview

  • Protects stone and grout against stains
  • Use as a sealer or grout release for all stone surfaces
  • Excellent stain resistance to most household contaminants
The TileLab SurfaceGard 24 oz. Sealer is a penetrating sealer that repels dirt, oil and stains and resists mildew and mold. The sealer is great for use on stone, grout, porcelain, concrete and tile. It emits virtually no toxic fumes.
  • For use on stone, grout, porcelain, concrete and tile
  • Penetrating sealer repels dirt, oil and stains and resists mildew and mold
  • Water-based formula is safe with a low odor
  • Dries in as little as 3 hours
  • Emits no toxic fumes
  • Covers up to 187.5 sq. ft.

Product Overview

  • Protects stone and grout against stains
  • Use as a sealer or grout release for all stone surfaces
  • Excellent stain resistance to most household contaminants
Model #: TLSGS24Z
Sku #: 546577
Internet #: 202907662

The TileLab SurfaceGard 24 oz. Sealer is a penetrating sealer that repels dirt, oil and stains and resists mildew and mold. The sealer is great for use on stone, grout, porcelain, concrete and tile. It emits virtually no toxic fumes.

  • For use on stone, grout, porcelain, concrete and tile
  • Penetrating sealer repels dirt, oil and stains and resists mildew and mold
  • Water-based formula is safe with a low odor
  • Dries in as little as 3 hours
  • Emits no toxic fumes
  • Covers up to 187.5 sq. ft.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container size (qt.)
0.75
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
187.5
Product Width (in.)
4.25

Details

Color Family
Clear
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Dry time (hours)
3
Flooring Material Features
Stain resistant
Flooring Product Type
Sealer
Flooring Use Type
Tile
Flooring material for use on
Natural stone
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Product Form
Liquid
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Concrete,Porcelain Tile,Stone,Tile
Sealer Type
Penetrating
Where to Use
Bathroom,Floors,Outdoor

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
OSHA Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Specifications

Dimensions

Container size (qt.)
0.75
Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
187.5
Product Width (in.)
4.25

Details

Color Family
Clear
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Dry time (hours)
3
Flooring Material Features
Stain resistant
Flooring Product Type
Sealer
Flooring Use Type
Tile
Flooring material for use on
Natural stone
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Product Form
Liquid
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Concrete,Porcelain Tile,Stone,Tile
Sealer Type
Penetrating
Where to Use
Bathroom,Floors,Outdoor

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
OSHA Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Product

Questions & Answers

do you seal the entire tile or just the grout also how much c overage with 24 oz

how long do you wait after you applied the grout re: custom bld. prod. surface gard sealer 24 oz
Asked by: ron
Dont use this product. It does not work and may make it worse!
Answered by: truthful
Date published: 2018-06-29

How long before you can usse the shower after applying sealant?

Asked by: Pilgrimfamily
Give at least 24 hours drying time
Answered by: Kc
Date published: 2019-01-03

Is this good for sanded grout and safe for glass tile?

Asked by: DIYWife
Yes it works great for sanded grout, and will not soak into the glass tile
Answered by: Kc
Date published: 2019-01-01

do you use wet or dry cloth to wipe excess

Asked by: Monty
"DRY," ...they all say, and "soft."
Answered by: gb2
Date published: 2018-03-01
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Customer Reviews

TileLab SurfaceGard 24 oz. Penetrating Sealer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 142.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very easy to use and clean up was easy ... Very easy to use and clean up was easy
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seemed good, seemed to work well. ... Seemed good, seemed to work well.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect thing for what I needed.... Perfect thing for what I needed.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service, great products ... Good service, great products
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not seal grout... Did not seal grout
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am not going to down grade this product because I don't know how well it works. See below. I ap... I am not going to down grade this product because I don't know how well it works. See below. I applied it to a new grouted glass-tile backsplash according to the directions. It was easy and cleanup was not a problem. I applied 2 generous coats (with drying time in between) to about 30 square feet. There is a little less than a quarter of a bottle left. Because I have not tossed wine or tomato sauce at the backsplash to test it, I don't know how well it works. If I am tremendously lucky, I will never find out. That said, the first coat did seem to soak into the grout, while the second coat was more visible on the surface. This suggests that it sealed the grout as intended. I did worry that the overspray on painted drywall would require a touch up. I was careful, but did not mask the areas. The slight overspray disappeared as the sealant dried. No re-paint has been necessary.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible customer support from Custom Building Products Custom Building Products has horrible customer support. Custom refused to honor their "satisfaction guarantee" warranty on the back of the package when their natural stone sealer didn't seal and allowed water to penetrate. The Custom Building Products service manager explained that any issues must be due to improper application (such as customer's failure to reapply every few months) and it's their prerogative whether to honor the warranty. We bought all Custom Building Products materials (including mortar, grout, and sealer) from Home Depot, so we were heavily invested in Custom Building Products materials, but they still treated us poorly. We now wish Home Depot would drop the Custom Building Products line and go with a reputable manufacturer. In our case, we had to re-seal our natural stone tiles & grout with Miracle Sealants brand sealer, which actually worked well.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Sealer BUT Used this product to seal grout on kitchen floor tiles. Followed direction to avoid sealer turning white if puddles of product are left to dry. I installed one coat then a second, what didn't soak in I soaked up with a rag. I used a smoke colored grout, its almost white color now, lighter than before I used the sealer. I think it will repel lquids but don't care for it turning my grout white.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning: think twice before using this product I purchased this product to seal the grout in my shower and on my tile floor in my newly renovated bathroom. It was recommended by the staff at Home Depot after showing the salesperson exactly which tiles and grout we used in the project since all were purchased at Home Depot. We were given simple instructions by the HD salesperson, which matched the directions printed on the bottle. I used the sealer in two small test areas; one on the grout surrounding my ceramic tiles and one one the grout surrounding my mosaic tile insert. There was no problem with the test areas or other larger portions of the shower as I proceeded with the project. However, as I continuned to seal the grout surrounding my mosaic tiles, I did begin to have a problem. About 1/2 way through the job, certain tiles within the mosaic discolored to a yellow/green tint. I immediately stopped using the product and tried to rinse and wipe it off the mosaic tiles, but the damage was done. I have since been corresponding with Custom Building Products (who makes the SurfaceGard) for the past 2 months. They have indicated that the sealer is safe for honed marble (which is what my mosaic tiles are made of acoording to HD's website). They tried to infer there was a problem with the grout or the thinset, until I informed them that both of those products were also manufactured by Custom Building Products. (I used Polyblend grout in Alabaster and Porcelain Tile Fortified Thin-set Mortar in white.) They tried to tell me the discoloration was grout staining and said I should have sealed the mosaic tiles with their product before I even hung them in my shower, and then proved this point to me by sending me a quote from the National Tile Contractors Association manual. I was taken aback by this considering it's a DIY project and I folllowed their label's instructions. They also told me I should have gone to their website and read the full technical datasheet for the product before using it. I have since had the Grout Doctor out to my home to see if they could assist me in removing the discoloration and they indicated the damage is not grout staining because grout staining would not turn green and would not etch the surface of the tiles as has happened. I informed Custom Building Products of Grout Doctor's diagnosis, but they have made no comment on it. Overall, Custom Building Products has repeatedly offered varied explanations for the discoloration of my mosaic tiles, all squarely placing the blame on me. They requested a sample of my SurfaceGard Sealer, stating they would test it and if it is found to be defective they will stand behind their product. I sent it to them via Fed Ex 2 day shipping on 8/27/14. As of yesterday (10/6/14), they indicated that their lab is backed up and they will get me the results as soon as they are available. Please use caution if you decide to use this product as it may not work well on all surfaces the label indicates it should work on, and the company does not to seem to be very willing to help if there is a problem.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I bought a tile and grout sealer at a tile store. My contractor recommended I return it and buy SurfaceGard at Home Depot. It was significantly less expensive. It was easy to apply and made the tile finish look great.
Date published: 2012-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Previous on-line comments of Tile and Grout SEALERS seemed to favor the "Miracle" brand Grout Se... Previous on-line comments of Tile and Grout SEALERS seemed to favor the "Miracle" brand Grout Sealer, specifically #511, over water-based products such as this "Tile Lab" product. The Miracle-511 is more expensive, and requires the payment of a small so-called "RECYC$ PAINTCARE FEE" at the time of purchase. I ENDED UP USING BOTH COMPANIES PRODUCTS! Many reviewers considered many of the products sold to be "useless." [The #511 product has a base that is mineral spirits, or at least it has to be cleaned up with mineral spirits the bottle says. Let's call it "solvent based."] Putting both types on, I noticed that the aqueous-based form (this Tile Lab product) is MUCH "runnier", while the solvent-based (#511) seems "thicker" and it (#511) does (initially) dry more quickly such that you can feel the "drag" on the paint brush as I spread it along the grout lines in a shower stall with Porcelain or Ceramic tiles (the shiny ones, NOT natural stone as mentioned in many of the evaluations here where people have used these products on floors). I used these TWO DIFFERENT products for a shower stall, in a 45 year old townhouse, after cleaning the grout that had not been well cleaned for 26 years. [The grout was stained in many areas, so the "cleaning" became "cleanings" that took a lot of work, scrubbing and brushing vigorously, using a wire brush in some areas. No doubt that most of this stall ended up being bare grout, and some of it very thin!] This aqueous-based (Tile Lab) product has KOH (potassium hydroxide) in it, so you must handle it carefully (protecting eyes and skin!). With successive applications of both products, it was unclear how much the base (KOH/Water, vs. spirits) removed or "cut" the prior application layer. [And I was unable to find any knowledgeable help on this issue.] How does one determine when you have enough coats (enough protection) on? It is noted that BOTH labels mention reapplying the product in order to remove excess prior application, so exactly WHEN does "the Law of Diminishing Returns" apply here?? Seriously, I am at a loss on this issue! How does one tell when you have enough product on? I saw the "test it with water" recommendation, but does "just one more coat" help or hurt, or is it (just) a waste?? [With BOTH products I used, the grout seemed to keep taking up the product with each subsequent application, so I do not think that this characteristic (not taking up the product) is a valid measurement of "being done."] I wish that there were some reliable professional guidance on this matter somewhere.... [I did mention that to our local store manager in a review of my store experience.] Application onto a vertical tile wall is of course not as easy as doing a (horizontal) floor where gravity is your friend, and helps hold the product onto the grout! On the other hand, gravity allowed me to "run" both forms of sealer "down" the vertical grout lines. I used the brush with a generous amount of product on it, and with slight pressure, I applied the product to each grout groove, and let it run down the grout lines, applying more product further down when the "drip" stopped running. [Be aware that the aqueous form often "jumped the track" using it this way, meaning it deviated out of the grout lines onto the tile itself--I guess because of surface tension. The 511 stays "in the groove" all the way down!] For the horizontal grout lines, though, I actually had to BRUSH the sealers on, for their entire lengths! Although you CAN spray-on some sealers, for MY application (vertical, non-stone shower walls), that way wastes a lot of product--running down the drain! For just grout lines, I'd advise using a small (~3/8ths or 1/2 inch wide) paint brush--I used a tiny, #8 paint brush. Either way, don't forget to wipe up the product that collects at the bottom of each wall--I doubt that you want this on your shower floor, or coating your tub! Both of these products covered caulk okay, and neither softened the acrylic caulk (the way that one earlier reviewer here mentioned about another product--permanently softening their caulk). I did not see that problem! . HELPFUL HINTS: For both forms of sealer, water-based and solvent-based, seeing what you are doing on a grout line can be difficult, even in bright light. The best solution I found is to use a TROUBLE LIGHT--using it to shine at a steep angle so that you look directly at the direct reflection of the light bulb itself. Then, you can see exactly where the product is and is not! Using the light at an angle also allows one to see any hazing from the products. [I suppose that you could use a flashlight the same way for this....] This lighting usage showed me numerous areas where I had to wipe harder! Warning--you just cannot see these problems with straight-on or general room lighting! Interestingly, the Tile Lab (aqueous) product HAZES (as per the label warnings) if you don't dry it off quickly enough (a problem in our dry Colorado air!); while the "511" clearly left a "greasy" or "oily" appearance over the shiny tiles after I dried them with a cloth/towel. Ultimately, upon drying overnight, that "greasy" appearance seen at an angle disappears--it is my guess that even the old shiny tiles benefited by becoming protected by #511! BOTH product forms that I used DO darken white grout upon application--but do not worry, the darkening fades away once they dry (in hours). [That issue had me quite worried for a while, but in the end it all looked just as white as ever!] . RESULTS: Yes, you get a slight "haze" over the shower tiles with the Tile Lab product. The #511 did seem to repel water better, even from the tile surfaces themselves, and I have NO visible water spotting on even the tiles themselves now; but I do not know how either of these products stands up over the long run.... Perhaps there are some professional experts out there who can help us with this? [I did propose getting/publishing such input to our local store operations manager.] ...
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good for colored grout I would not recommend this product for colored grout. I followed directions as stated. Tested in an inconspicuous spot under vanity. Our tile is porcelain brown with brown grout to mimic wood flooring. When tested under vanity. the grout when dried ,was a significantly lighter color, drawing attention to the grout and not the floor. This product may be great for non colored grout, but not colored grout.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Caused more problems than it solved Used the spay on method and wiped down with dry towel.....probably should have been cleaning with a sponge and tons of water. Result tiles formed a haze that a full day of using a floor polisher did not remove, was using tilelab's stripper with the polisher. Also, many areas of grout dried to a hazy white color. Professional tile cleaners and color grout coming in next week to try and repair the damage using this product caused.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy to use restored shine to river rock flooring and grout lines
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from penetrating sealer We have used this product on the tile in our homes front entrance. It has held up very well. Then we tried it out on the newest adventure. A hearth for our woodstove. Turned out great. Easy to use and makes clean up easier on the hearth.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Applying is difficult unless you use a lady's eye shadow... Applying is difficult unless you use a lady's eye shadow sponge tip to precisely get the liquid into the grout line. Very little clean up is required. Don't sell that silly little bottle with the bristle tip. It is too imprecise.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this product for the stones in shower. They would remain wet after showering. After... I purchased this product for the stones in shower. They would remain wet after showering. After using now the water rolls down into the drain. So happy with thus purchase.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good, easy to apply (I did 2 coats) and... Very good, easy to apply (I did 2 coats) and effective. A worthwhile product to protect your white grout.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seems to be working okay....it's just crazy expensive for what you get. Seems to be working okay....it's just crazy expensive for what you get.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply. instructions were simple and easy to follow. Easy to apply. instructions were simple and easy to follow.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kind of pricey, but a good product overall Kind of pricey, but a good product overall
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-13
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