UltraCare Grout Refresh

Grout Refresh Universal Grout Colorant and Sealer

UltraCare Grout Refresh is a nonflammable, ready-to-use, water-based, polymer-modified colorant and sealer for grout joints. It can be applied onto and bonds to cement, epoxy, urethane and acrylic grouts.

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Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

Available Colors

00 White
01 Alabaster
02 Pewter
06 Harvest
07 Chocolate
10 Black
101 Rain
103 Cobblestone
104 Timberwolf
107 Iron
14 Biscuit
15 Bone
19 Pearl Gray
27 Silver
38 Avalanche
42 Mocha
47 Charcoal
49 Light Almond
77 Frost
93 Warm Gray

FAQs

FAQ
Will UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ stick to dirty grout?

It is important for the existing grout to be porous and completely clean before applying MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh. So, the first step is to clean the existing grout using a heavy-duty tile and grout cleaner. Next, test the porosity of the grout with a few drops of water. If the grout does not absorb the water drops within a few minutes, this indicates that the grout was probably sealed. Note: UltraCare Grout Refresh will not bond to sealed grout.

FAQ
Will UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ stick to sealed grout?

In order for MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh to bond effectively, all sealers on the existing grout must be removed. MAPEI recommends contacting the sealer manufacturer for removal instructions.

FAQ
Can I put UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ on ready-to-use (premixed) grouts?

MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh can be applied over ready-to-use (premixed) grouts, such as MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ grout. It is important for the surface of the grout to be completely clean. An alkaline-based, stone-safe cleaner is recommended for cleaning MAPEI Flexcolor CQ.

FAQ
Can I use UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ to dramatically change my grout color?

MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh can be used to change a white grout to a black grout, or a dark-brown grout to a light-beige grout, etc. Typically, two coats are needed when making a drastic color change.

FAQ
Can UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ be used on a shower floor?

MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh is approved for use on shower floors.

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Can I use UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ outside?

MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh can be used in exterior applications if the space is properly sloped and has good drainage. It is important that the area remains free of standing water (puddles) after rain or sprinklers.

FAQ
Can I apply UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ in a pool?

UltraCare Grout Refresh is not recommended for use in pools or other submerged areas.

FAQ
Do I need to seal UltraCare® Grout Refresh™?

UltraCare Grout Refresh has a built-in sealer and does not require additional sealing.

FAQ
Can I use a floor-steaming machine over UltraCare® Grout Refresh™?

The use of floor steamers and other heat-producing cleaning machines is not recommended over applications of MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh.

FAQ
Can I use Keracolor® S to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Keracolor S grout, will not effectively bond to themselves. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. The only grout that can be successfully applied over old grout, and that will adhere and perform properly if the grout joint is not filled correctly initially, is MAPEI Flexcolor® CQ. The original and new grout must both be MAPEI Flexcolor CQ or it will not work. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removal of the existing grout.

FAQ
Can I use Keracolor® U to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Keracolor U grout, will not effectively bond to themselves or other grout types. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removing the existing grout.

FAQ
Can I use Ultracolor® Plus FA to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Ultracolor Plus FA grout, will not effectively bond to themselves or other grout types. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removing the existing grout.

FAQ
Can I use MAPEI's Keracolor® S or Ultracolor® Plus FA grouts to regrout over old grout?

Cement-based grouts, such as MAPEI's Keracolor S or Ultracolor Plus FA grouts, will not effectively bond to themselves. So, if the existing grout is damaged, then at least 2/3 of the depth of the grout joint must be removed before regrouting. Note: If the existing grout is simply discolored, MAPEI's UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ can restore the look without removal of the existing grout.

FAQ
Can I use UltraCare® Grout Refresh™ if my grout was mixed with an additive?

If the existing cement-based grout was mixed with an additive, such as MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Maximizer, the grout should be scrubbed clean using a grout brush and an acid-based, heavy-duty tile and grout cleaner. Follow all directions for the cleaner, neutralize the grout area with water and allow it to dry completely before the application of MAPEI's UltraCare Grout Refresh. Note: Do not use acid-based cleaners with installations of natural stone.

FAQ
What is the best way to apply UltraCare® Grout Refresh™?

The best way to apply UltraCare Grout Refresh is with a small artist's paintbrush. Keep a damp sponge nearby to wipe off the excess UltraCare Grout Refresh from the tile surface as you go. UltraCare Grout Refresh can also be applied using a small piece of sponge, a foam applicator or a toothbrush, depending on the width of the grout joint.