It may not look like much change, but scraping out the excess cement is really hard work. I had been pushing to get all the tiles up and so left a lot more of this to do than usual.
After the scraping and cleaning (I use the scrubby side of a ScotchBrite pad), I brushed the varnish onto the unglazed tiles. SO here is how the seafloor looks as of 2:00 PM today, all ready for grouting!
And here is what may be the very last unfinished photo of the project:
Next (and last) page: 3 July–FINISHED!!