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acyate 08-07-2009 03:54 PM

Removing water stains for shower tile grout?
 
I'm trying to remove some yellowish water stains from shower tile grout. I've tried grout cleaners, abrasive cleaners and bleach (using a toothbrush and scour pad) to the grout and the stains remain. I've just about given up. Anyone offer any suggestions before I throw in the towel?

Thanks.

vsheetz 08-07-2009 06:18 PM

I just cleaned up a nasty shower with one of those small steam cleaner units - worked very well and easily. Not sure how it would work on your grout problem, but if you could borrow or rent on might be work a try.

Bud Cline 08-07-2009 07:38 PM

Sounds like it could be iron oxide from your water. Test a few spots with a product called "CLR" (Calcium, Lime, Rust). It comes in a gray bottle.:)

If that doesn't do it my next choice would be pressurized steam.:)


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