Removing grout stains from white tile
I’m remodeling a bathroom, including the installation of 1″ square white tiles. Yesterday I grouted, but not all of the tiles came out clean. Some of them have some of the dark gray grout trapped within the surface of the tile, won’t scrub or polish off. I’m not too happy with it.
I left the job after 3 hours of wiping after applying the grout. I haven’t tried anything today now that the grout has cured.
Do any of you know of a way to get this stubborn grout to let go, or polish through it?
Don't know if this will work for you, but here's a story ...
My Grandfather told me a couple times a story about how after he had first come to America, he went down to Florida from New York looking for work.
He did a floor exactly like you describe, and had an identical problem. Walking around, wondering how he was gonna polish through the stuff, he looked up and noticed all that Spanish moss hanging everywhere ...
Told me it worked like a charm, and he used it on every tile floor he did the whole time he was down in Fla.
Maybe there's a solution in there somewhere?
*MD, Michael Bryn(sp?) is at the JLC website as an expert advisor. You might try there if I haven't already worn him out asking questions about custom shower pans and their construction.Dennis
*Have you tried a wash with dilute muriatic acid?
*No, I haven't tried anything yet, will be at that job tomorrow. Thought about muriatic acid, but wanted to see if there were any other ideas first. I will have to find a spanish moss supplier (none growing in Wisconsin!) Thanks for the ideas, keep 'em coming!
*MD,So, ... how'd it go?