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Unread 10-30-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Remove grout haze

Is there a safe solution that I can mix up to remove haze and a little grout from porcelain floor tile that I was not diligent enough to remove before it dried? Will a cup of vinegar help as it does with epoxy grout?

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Unread 10-30-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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yeah if you do 2 parts white vinegar and one part warm water that should do the trick.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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What JC said.
If that does not work ( it probably will) buy some banish at your tile store.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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Does this advice apply to marble (carrera), too ? I've tried buffing off the haze, but there is still some "cloudiness" here and there...
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No acid on marble, Carrera scratches and etches very easily.
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The "no acid" advice is kind of what I remember seeing.

What is a good alternative? [I had applied two coats of water based penetrating sealer before grouting to act as a grout release... if this helps refine an answer]

Thx!
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porcelain floor tile
So is this porcelain or marble. If it's porcelain then the vinegar is fine. If it's marble then you need to find an alternative
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The original poster has porcelain... I have marble -- I just glommed onto his thread, hoping to find a marble-sensitive answer! :-)
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Well, I just went back over everything with a terry towel and a heavy hand. It's mostly "shiny" with a little bit of not-shiny here and there.

I guess that it is what it is. Grout sealing time now.
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