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Old 07-09-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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How to remove grout haze on natural marble tile

I laid down natural marble tile I bought from Lowes. I then applied Mapei Keracolur Unsanded Grout to the marble. I wiped it clean with a sponge, but when I went back to buff off the haze it wouldn't come off! I'm so ticked off right now!

I tried dish soap and 4 Care - Marble & Stone Cleaner from Home Depot. They did have a Grout Haze remover, but it said not to use on marble. How the heck do I get the haze off and get the shine back?

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Old 07-09-2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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If it's polished, the haze should have come off easily,sometimes just a dry towel will do it.You didn't use anything abrasive or acidic?
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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It is polished and it didn't come off with a towel. No I haven't put anything on it but the soap and the cleaner.
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:11 PM   #4
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Well, my guess without seeing it is latex haze, and a neutral stone cleaner and rag should do it.Try one piece.
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #5
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Is this "neutral stone cleaner" you speak of different than the 4 Care - Marble & Stone Cleaner I already tried?
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:34 AM   #6
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Ok, I went back to Lowes and found "Aqua Mix Groute Haze Clean-Up". It says not to use on polished marble, but I thought I would try it on a sample piece. I dropped a few drops of this stuff into a bowl and added a little water. No visible problem on the sample piece. After some serious scrubbing of the tile, the haze seems to be gone. Is there any long term effects of using this stuff or would I notice a problem right away?
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Old 07-10-2005, 10:31 AM   #7
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My guess is that it is (somewhat) acedic. Acids on marble will dull the finish. If you don't see any now, and you rinsed it off well, you should be okay.
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Hi Topaz,

I think you made it. There will be no further effects. Next time clean up your grout a little better.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:54 PM   #9
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Any doubts, just rinse some more.


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