QUESTIONI just had my main bathroom done in slate tile (black rust slate) with a gray grout, and the floors in a pebble stone tile. I chose the 511 Impregnator sealer to seal the slate walls and the pebble floor. After 24 hours of drying I asked my contractor to put a second layer of the Black Diamond Wet look sealer for the slate tiles to give it a wet sheen. The contractor said that as he was applying her Wet Look sealer, it wasn't having the desired effect. He said that the tile can't take anymore sealer and the wet loo sealer won't work on an already sealed tile. My question is, is there a way that I can get the "wet look" sheen on my slate tile that has already been sealed with the 511 impregnator? Is there a product out there that I can use or re-seal with a better product? Please let me know. Thank you.
ANSWERANSWER - Not all sealers are compatible with each other. There are sealers that are surface type sealers that will give the stone a wet look, but they are non-breathable sealers and not good for stone. There are breathable sealers that can give a wet look that are designed for natural stone.
Miracle Sealants who makes 511 Impregnator also makes a sealer called 511 Seal and Enhance that is suppose to give stones a wet look. I would expect that they are compatible with each other, but there is a chance that the 511 Seal and Enhance might not work as effectively if it can't penetrate into the tile. You need to check with the manufacturer to see if they can be used together.
Now that you have used sealers from two different manufactures on top of each other, the Black Diamond sealer over the 511 Impregnator there could be compatibility problems. You might have to strip the existing sealers off of the slate and then reseal it. Best bet is to check with Miracle Sealants. You can find the website address at https://ctasc.com/directory-listings/miracle-sealants-company/.