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ljmason

07:00PM | 10/03/04
Member Since: 04/23/04
10 lifetime posts
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My new ceramic tile floor in my kitchen went well. However, after grouting I can't get all the grout up off the face of the tiles. These are glazed ceramic tiles. The are not flat, they have small ridges and valleys for a very natural look. However, I now have dried grout in all the valleys or veins of the tile. Today I bought a grout haze remover. This was not strong enough to remove the dried grout in the "veins" of the tiles. What next? Can I scrape with steel brush? Will that scratch the tile?

Any comments welcome

LJ Mason

flightmedic

06:17AM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 10/02/04
3 lifetime posts
Im not a pro but I just did my kitchen and I was told to use muratic acid. Mix it lightly, sponge it on and let it set for a couple of minutes and sponge off with clean water. Dont use a strong mixture and you may indeed have to increase the strength a little if it doesnt work the first time. Use a small area to test on first. I used it on my kitchen project and it worked well.

ljmason

05:11PM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 04/23/04
10 lifetime posts
Thank you, I will try it.

LJ Mason

danielmatthews

04:59AM | 11/05/14
Member Since: 10/29/14
4 lifetime posts
I totally agree. I have tried muriatic acid in removing grout and it works. Just remember that this product is harsh, so it is important to use it correctly. You can try the alson grout residue remover too. It is as effective as muriatic acid, but without the downsides.
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