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woodshavings

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I need some black epoxy tile grout to finish my granite tile worktop.
The only type I can find is white or grey. :(
I have experimented mixing some liquid black cement dye with the grey epoxy but is unsatisfactory. A powder pigment would probably work but where do I get some from? Any suggestions where I can source either some black epoxy grout or a black powder pigment would be much appreciated by me (even more by Mrs Woodshavings!)
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I used black silicone on our granite worktop. After 2 years, all's well.

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Thanks Noel,

Using black silicone is my plan B - I have tried some and it looks fine but was a bit worried if it would stand up to the scrubbing etc the worktop will get.

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John, it seems ok. Believe me it's been given a severe workout (like about 15 times a day....) in our kitchen. We also have a couple of slabs of granite each side of the cooker (oil fired, always on) and I put a lot of silicone there and it seems to be standing up well. Worth a try and I guess it wouldn't be the hardest thing to remove if you didn't like it.

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seem to remember, prior to te terriible "john's workshop", there was "the house john rebuilt" - in that, they installed a kitchen with Aga (or rayburn), granite worktops, and just used regular black silcone everywhere. Granite tiles on a diifferent base would probably move more than solid granite, but should do.

Also, kitchen i had installed in last house just used black silicone to seal the under-surface-mounted sink against the granite work top. Not sure what they used to join the 3 slabs of solid granite at corners, but it too looked like a silicone sealant.
 

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An artists' supply shop is the place to get black (and any other colour) pigment, Check your yellow pages or there must be umpteen on-line sources.
I use a hot air gun to warm epoxies and lower their viscosity. This will also speed the curing process.
I've not experimented with purpose made epoxy tile grout yet, but when I am using araldite to repair stuff I use a hot air gun to drive out the air bubbles and get a stronger, better looking joint

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If you speak nicely to UK marble in Hereford I'm sure that they will tell you where they get their black two-part epoxy stuff from. They used it on the black granite worktop in our kitchen. They actually did an excellent job.

Sorry but don't have their number to hand.
 

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We used it on our worktop, you buy it as black power, (like from the chimney), you mix it with white grout, and then you have your black grout, - you can also mix it with the epoxy grout, which is needed for worktops

Our tiller also recommended this,

Any tile shop (GOOD TILE SHOP) can supply you with it
 
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