Sealing terrace tiles

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Sealing terrace tiles

Postby marios » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:37 pm

I am thinking of sealing the tiles on our roof terrace,this would be for 2 reasons,to make the terrace easier to clean and also to stop the grouting cracking up and allowing water to get underneath them and possibly into our bedroom which is situated directly below it.Anyone know what I could use to seal this area.

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby hillybilly » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:15 pm

Try Blatem Antigoteras Incolorado. There are several products on the market that would do the job and any big paint store should stock at least one brand.

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby marios » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:23 pm

Many thanks hillybilly,I knew I could rely on you
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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby patchdog » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:03 pm

I used the product that Hillbilly suggested to good effect, it leaves a film and remains tacky for a week or two but is effective. Also its a good idea to paint the walls above the terrace as the rain can get behind the tiles through the walls.

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby marios » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:15 pm

Great idea patchdog thanks,how would you apply to the tiles,paintbrush or roller

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby patchdog » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:05 am

I allways use a brush, i find i can work stuff in better.

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby Beryl1914 » Wed May 06, 2009 12:58 pm

The one I used was expensive and only lasted for a short while and now you would never know they have been done, so I won't bother again

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby princess peach » Wed May 06, 2009 1:02 pm

I also had mine done Professionally,It didnt even last the summer.
Most of the tiles dont have the seal on anymore(where we walk)and the remaining ones look like they have been painted with cheap clear nail polish.I now have to go up and scrape the remaining seal off with a scraper as it just looks awful.I would recommend you do a test patch first in an area where you walk before doing the whole area.Been a waste of time in my experience too. :?

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby marios » Wed May 06, 2009 5:00 pm

Its for a roof terrace,It should not get much traffic.

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby princess peach » Wed May 06, 2009 5:49 pm

Mine doesnt get much traffic either,its too hot in the summer months to sit up there.It has blistered and peeled all at the edges near the walls ,and where you walk its now non existent. :(
Not trying to put you off at all,just letting you know whats happened with mine,Maybe it was a cheap and nasty brand that was used. :?

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Re: Sealing terrace tiles

Postby Julie » Wed May 06, 2009 8:37 pm

We painted ours, it was with expensive stuff, it peeled after a year and looked awful in places, we have since had it all retiled to good effect :)
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