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Unread 09-06-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation Stained grout

Hi! I am new here!

Here is my problem. I have a 4 X 6 area of ceramic tile that has some stained grout thanks to my sweet dog Zoe Anyways, the grout had been sealed according to directions of bottle of sealer. Well, she peed, and it stained.

I have tried cleaning it with regular floor cleaner, and tried to bleach it. It didn't help anything at all. We plan on selling our house this coming spring, and it needs to get fixed. To I try and scrap out the grout or do I have any other options?

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Unread 09-06-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Hi Bon, Welcome!

Sealers do not protect against acidic stains.

Do a search on the forum for urine stains (or the like). There has been a lot of information posted. As you mentioned, replacing the grout is always an option.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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would a grout colorant that I've been reading about on this forum be in order?

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Unread 09-07-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Hi Bon

It certainly would for future protection.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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can I apply the colorant right over the stain? Or do I need to remove it first?

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Unread 09-07-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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Hi Bon

I would use a product such as "Nature's Miracle" first (on the stain), followed by regular prep of the grout surface.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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ok, I'm gonna bite here, as I've done an extremely small amount of tiling [6X4] and I don't know what the regular prep of the grout surface consists of. sorry

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