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antmanv1

03:04PM | 12/09/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
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the title says it all. i just set some textured porcelain tile. apparently i didn't clean the tile thorughly and have some grout in the crevaces of the texture.it's already been about 4 hours and it won't sponge off. any tips on how to get it off? thanks.

Billhart

03:29PM | 12/09/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Srub and wipe off NOW. The longer the hard it is to get off.

A scrubbing or white scotch brite will help.

Some white vinegar will help. But don't just pour it on, but limit to the problem areas.

If that does not work then look at the bag. They will recommned ground removal chemicals.


flooringworldDOTorg

02:36AM | 12/11/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
mechanical means are most often best, however, in rare cases we have needed to use muriatic acid.

http://obscurity.ws/search.php?query=muriatic+acid+grout

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antmanv1

02:17PM | 12/13/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
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thanks to both of you. your advice was right on. i was able to get 99% of the grout residue or better removed. i took the advice to scrub right away with a heavy duty sponge like scrubber and a spray bottle of water. i would wet a small area down and just scrub every night after work for an hour or so untill i got it. it came out really good. i was ready to get some sulfamic acid if necessary but was really skiddish about it. fortunately i didn't need to.
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