“Severe inhalation issues” is how Harry Harshaw describes the atmosphere where he was sealing tile in a Marietta, Georgia bathroom a few years ago. The sealer he was using caused oxygen deprivation, a dangerous situation in a bathroom that wasn’t properly ventilated.
The breathtaking experience prompted him to start a conversation with his friend who happened to be a chemist with a formula that could potentially change the grout additive market. Harry got permission from his friend to experiment with the formula and received a powder to work with.
Up until that point, all the sealers on the market were polymer-based, and the bonds they created would eventually break. Could that be improved with the right balance?
Harry continually experimented and was encouraged to see that his primary efforts produced something that weathered well and created an irreversible bond. Then he also had to consider what the market would bear. How inexpensively could he formulate an effective product?
What would the average customer be willing to pay?
Once he found the balance he was pleased with, he handed off the new product – ProColor Stain Guard Grout Additive — to local contractors and invited their feedback. Today Harry says, “It’s a chain I’ve relied on.”
Given the success of the product, his methods have proved successful. Pros and do-it-yourselfers agree that this product is easy to use, easy to clean up, color fast and mold/mildew resistant. ProColor Stain Guard Grout Additive works well indoors or outdoors and comes with a 20-year product warranty.
If you’d like to find out more about ProColor Stain Guard Grout Additive and how it might work for your next project, drop by Southside. You’ll find a great product at a great price – and a host of folks who can give you some helpful tips.