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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Help with cleaning glazed ceramic tile


We cleaned our grout with dish washer degerent. I am finding out this was not a good idea! I now have what looks like a film all over the floor. There are foot print shapes where we have stepped and soapy like residue marks. I am rising with water and clean sponge. I have tried using a tile cleaner & stripper solution from home depot. I scrub it and wipe it down but not much helps. Does anyone know of a way to clean up the tile? I'm not sure but maybe I removed a top layer sealant? Have a big party this Saturday and need to get this resolved.

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Unread 04-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Hi John, Welcome!

I would normally recommend STT HDCLN, but depending where you live it might not arrive in time. For best results you'll need a high alkaline with chelates to break up the soap.

You could try mixing 1 part ammonia with 2 parts water. I heard that using Mr. Cleans Magic Eraser with the cleaner helps.
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