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Mapei UltraCare Grout Release Pre-Grout Protector

£20.66 (inc VAT)



Mapei UltraCare Grout Release Pre-Grout Protector is a water-based product for the pre-grouting protection of porous materials (suitable for cementitious grouts only). Can also be used as a sacrificial protector on non-porous materials with a textured surface to make the removal of grout and installation residues quick and easy.

Supplied in 1 litre containers.

The product is also ideal for terracotta, klinker and natural, artificial and engineered stone. When applied before grouting, Mapei UltraCare Grout Release prevents the grout from penetrating in the microporosities of tiles and makes it easier to remove excess grout, thus avoiding unpleasant halos or “pictureframing” effect. Suitable for cementitious grouts.

Mapei UltraCare Grout Release is a water dispersion made of water-repellent microparticles, which protects surfaces from staining before sealing joints with cementitious grouts. The product does not affect the adhesion of the grouting to the tiles.


The product is not suitable for treating surfaces different from those specified. The product is suitable for use with cementitious grouts only. Always carry out preliminary tests on a sample or on a hidden part of the material, to evaluate the aesthetic result and the efficiency of the treatment before applying it on the whole surface. If the product is used in interior, make sure the room is well aerated during application and drying.


Mapei UltraCare Grout Release is supplied ready to use. Shake well before application. Clean the surface in advance using a suitable cleaner from UltraCare range (such as UltraCare Keranet, UltraCare HD Cleaner, UltraCare MultiCleaner, etc.), always referring to the respective Technical Data Sheets.

Wait until the surface is completely dry and then apply Mapei UltraCare Grout Release evenly, avoiding the build-up of excess product and spreading it using a fleece applicator or a microfibre cloth. Remove any excess product by brushing the surface with a sponge or cloth. Avoid application on very cold or very hot surfaces (> +35°C o < +5°C). Wait until the product is completely dry (approx. 4-8 hours according to environmental conditions) before grouting the joints. Then grout and clean the joints following the directions contained in the Technical Data Sheet of the product used.

Surfaces treated with Mapei UltraCare Grout Release are compatible with use of specific cleaners after application, such as UltraCare Keranet, UltraCare Acid Cleaner or UltraCare Multicleaner according to the type of surface.


Up to 40 m² of surface with 1 litre of Mapei UltraCare Grout Release (one coat). Yield is heavily influenced by the absorbency level and the surface finish of the substrate to be treated.

Technical Data:
Consistency: homogeneous liquid
Colour: colourless
pH (+20°C) neat product: 6.5
Density: +20°C : 1.00 g/cm³
EMICODE: EC1 Plus – very low emissions
Dilution ratio: ready to use
Surface drying: 4-8 hours
Application temperature range: +5°C to +35°C

Product Datasheet

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg