Miracle's 511 Impregnator sealer has a very good reputation with many tile installation professionals. It is advertised as a high quality sealer that has performed better then other sealers in various grout sealer tests. We do our independent testing of this sealer to see how well it really performs.
|Stonetech Impregnator Pro||Stonetech Bulletproof|
|Dupont Grout Sealer||TileLab SurfaceGard|
|Miracle 511 Impregnator||Drytreat Stain-Proof|
|TileLab Grout & Tile Sealer||Tile Guard Silicone Grout Sealer|
|AquaMix Sealers Choice Gold||Best Grout Sealer|
Miracle 511 Impregnator is another of the high VOC solvent based sealers. It is very popular among many tile installers and tile stores. It is heavily marketed and is advertised as having superior performance in various grout sealer tests.
(solvent or water)
|Type of Sealer||Petroleum|
|Price per Quart||$37.00|
|VOC Level||738 g/L|
The 511 impregnator was one of the big surprising disappointments in our testing. When the testing was initialized and the contaminates were placed on the grout samples it became immediately apparent that this was an inferior product due to the lack of beading by the motor oil and the acidic soy sauce. Only the Tile Guard Silicone grout sealer had a worse initial bead up as the 511 Impregnator.
As you can see there was prominent stains from all the contaminates. Also the dirty motor oil left an darker spot then some of the other sealant products. What is especially bad with this sealer is how the contaminates bled out and soaked into the grout creating bigger stains then the original samples. For such a high priced high VOC level sealer this is an extremely bad sealer.
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