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Old 04-06-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi I just recently moved into a house. The bathroom tiled wall there is a thin coat of grout left on the tile. Any suggestions on how to remove the grout off the tile?

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Hi I just recently moved into a house. The bathroom tiled wall there is a thin coat of grout left on the tile. Any suggestions on how to remove the grout off the tile?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Is it actually grout or a haze left from the grouting? If it's haze, just buff it off with a dry clean terry cloth. If it's grout (which it shouldn't be) try to chip off the big stuff then wipe with a damp soft terry cloth.

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Many Thanks for your reply Ron.

I have tried that also a razor blade brillo pads and good old elbow grease... Not sure else to do? Is there a chemical of some sort?
In places it is a slight film, like the guy who did it didnt wipe all the grout off the tiles when he was meant to.
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if you go to a good tile shop you can get "grout release"

use liberally

unless the problem is a crap job on sealing the tile

what kind of tile is it?

matter of fact, post a picture please
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Hey Matt,

Don't you think it's a little too late for a grout release? Plus as described, it sounds like it's a glazed wall tile, not natural stone like slate, so you would never use grout release in the first place.

Try this. Wipe with 50/50 white vinegar/water. If this doesn't work good enough, try vinegar full strength. If that doesn't do it, get a grout film remover. Last resort, sulfamic acid crystals per directions. A real tile shop will have the last 2 products.

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