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Color Staining A Tile Floor
It is not uncommon to apply a colorant stain to an unglazed, unsealed, absorbant tile body to create a permanent color enhancement. The tile is then sealed to protect the stain. There are some bonding risks in applying a tint to the tile before sealing that are discussed below.
What about mixing a coloring agent into the sealer?
Don't do it! While many people have successfully accomplished this by mixing a stain into a sealer and doing both jobs at once, we do not recommend this practice for the following reasons:
A good color stain applied before sealing will penetrate into the tile body and stay protected by the sealing. Use one of Aldon's "solvent-penetrating" type sealers to enhance the bonding of the color to the tile body.
Misc. Considerations Regarding Coloring A Surface:
In any case, allow plenty of time and opportunity for patch testing before doing the entire area.