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Unread 07-04-2021, 04:05 PM   #1
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Grout haze removal

Hello, new tile DIY-er here. First post.
I’d appreciate your expertise for grout haze removal on non-cement single component grout. The tile is slightly textured - porcelain 12x24 Tesoro Craft Quilt. We used grout release beforehand and Custom Fusion Pro premixed grout - single component. The day after, we used Aquamix Non-cement grout Haze remover being really careful to avoid the grout lines themselves. This improved things quite a bit but I’m still seeing haze mainly along the seams (and some spots on tile surface). I’m thinking to redo the Haze remover but a bit discouraged because it took hours of scrubbing for the first effort and very afraid to damage the tile or the grout.
Advice please! Thanks in advance. I have read all the threads I can find but not clear how the process and treatment differs for our specific grout.
If I should redo the haze remover, any tips? A video I saw shows the installer literally pouring it on but I used from a small dish applying with a toothbrush and scrubber.
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Unread 07-04-2021, 04:34 PM   #2
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Seems like I remember a product named "Lift off" being used to remove the haze. I'm not saying it'll work better than what you've used. I bet about anything you find will require scrubbing. Home Depot has it.
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Try the products you mentioned. We sometimes have had to wash the floors the day after we grout with epoxy to take off a tacky residue. Used water with dishwashing machine powder, works like a charm. One pass then another with clean water and a microfiber towel to finish it off
Warm water works wonders too :P
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Unread 07-05-2021, 05:32 PM   #4
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Thank you both. Since I already have the aquamix haze remover, I’ll try that again but first I’m going to try the detergent and warm water because I’d love to avoid the harsh chemicals if possible.
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Jumping back on to let you know that the dishwasher detergent powder worked wonders! I’m so relieved and can now enjoy my lovely tile. Thanks again!
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Righteous! Glad it worked out for ya Enjoy your new & clean tile floor
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