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Old 11-08-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Recently we laid tile in one of our rooms and then we grouted it, but did not think about the pores in the tile. The grout has set up in the pores (which we did not want). How do I clean it out of the pores? I was able to get rid of the film, but now the grout is set in the tile its self. Help

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Old 11-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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There's no magic grout remover for pockets of grout in the voids and pores of stone tile. Short of picking it out, I think you're out of options.

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Go buy some acitone from home cheapo, mix a little bit up and clean.. Then buy some sealer for the finish.. It's all in the tile section...
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What is acetone supposed to do?
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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Well I hope the grout is something that goes well with the tile
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Hmm,what kind of tile you got over there ? is it Limestone ,Travertine?
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Thanks for the replies. I figured there wasn't much that I could do, but I thought I would ask anyway. I see picking it out may be my only opition at this point.
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Go buy some acitone from home cheapo, mix a little bit up and clean.. Then buy some sealer for the finish.. It's all in the tile section...
Mix "acetone" with what?
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Water! You've never seen it done before? It will loosen up the grout from the tile, then pick and sponge out.

Water is to dilute the acitone from being to strong, you don't have too. Read the directions..

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