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Old 12-06-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Backsplash blunder

Hey guys, first time poster here and I need some advice.

I put up a natural stone backsplash throughout my kitchen. The first section, I neglected to seal the stone prior to grouting and now the tiles have taken a grey hue while the second section, done after realizing the error of my ways, looks much better. Is there any way to take the grey off the tile of the first section, short of tearing down and re tiling? I thought about possibly sanding with fine grit sandpaper. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome Matt,

What grout did you use?
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:18 PM   #3
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Premixed sanded natural gray out of a tub
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Name of the product?
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Simple grout is a latex based grout. I'd give latex paint remover a try if there was no response from calling CBP customer support at 800-272-8786
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Is sanding the stone a bad idea? This grout I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I read reviews after using it saying exactly what I experienced. Incredibly difficult clean up and a grout haze so stubborn I had to use a razor blade to scrape it off, which took hours.
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I ask because I wanted to avoid using chemicals that might harm my brand new countertops.
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what is the countertop material?
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Before using any chemicals, cover the counter with some plastic. Laminate is pretty resilient, but cover it just to be safe.
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