Grouting a decorative mosaic
I am currently in the middle of a huge mosaic project - I am mosaicing a 13"x42ft wall around the outside of my Roman-bath type in-ground pool. I have about 11 feet of it adhered to the wall with thinset (I work on segments of the project in the house by glueing everyting from sea glass to glass gems to small vitreous tiles and other such items to mesh backing and then transporting it outside). Next I planned to grout it but to make sure I use the right color I have been doing samples using the mosaic pieces and various colors to see what looks best. In that process I have found that I don't like grout at all. It changes the entire perspective of the piece, but I need to protect it somehow. I have looked into epoxy and silicone but the experts at the tech supports have warned me off them. Does anyone out there know of something that will dry clear that can be used as a grout or instead of? Thanks.