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jwith2boys

08:23AM | 01/04/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
1 lifetime posts
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I recently put in tile and grout around my fireplace. I let the grout cure for several weeks, it looked great. I put some sealer on the grout and the sealer caused the grout to discolor. It is lighter now and blotchy. I don't know if it is a residue from the sealer - but I have tried scrubbing and scrubbing with soapy water but cannot get the grout back to its original color. The sealer is from Tile Lab - Grout and Tile Sealer. Any ideas? I am thinking of either buying a grout cleaner to see if that helps or to reseal it with linseed oil. I tried the linseed oil on a small patch and it seemed to darken the grout up which is what I want.

webclickusa

02:11PM | 01/31/03
Member Since: 01/30/03
6 lifetime posts
This may work (worth a try).
I had heavy grout haze that just would not come off. Anyway, I used hydrocloric acid to remove the grout haze. I noticed it also stripped the top layer of grout off as well. The grout immediately turned bright white on contact as the top layer disolved. The original grout color appeared once dry. Try it on a small spot. it just may work for you.
Take care
Tim
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