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Discuss Grout haze over walls and floor. in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Pritch

    Pritch Active Member

    Location:
    wolverhampton
    Hi
    I've just finished grouting my porcelain tiles with a grey grout. I gave them a good sponge over but now they're drying there's grey haze over the tile.
    Do I just wait for the grout to dry then go over with sponge and water again or do I need some kind of acid based product?
    Thanks
     
  2. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Try a sponge and water first. Grout haze remover a last resort
     
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  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Assuming there not heavily textured I would wait til the grout is firm then wipe the floor down with a micro fibre cloth
     
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  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
  5. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    If it is obvious that grout haze is going to be a problem(Probably is by the time you have read this) I would just leave the floor alone. The more you go over it,the more grout you will wash out of the joints.
    Leave the floor until tomorrow morning,give Lithofin Tech Dept a ring and they will sort you out for what you need to do.
    This info is very dependant on your situation though.......walls,floors,risk of acid etching surrounding fittings,type of grout???? and so on. So a bit more info required.
     
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  6. Pritch

    Pritch Active Member

    Location:
    wolverhampton
    Thanks for the help.
    Much appreciated.
     
  7. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    What make and type of grout did you use?
     
  8. Pritch

    Pritch Active Member

    Location:
    wolverhampton
    Butech colorstuk .
    I spent another two hours hours scrubbing away and I was still left with a haze so I bought some acid based cleaner from tops tiles and it worked a treat.
     
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  9. itstony

    itstony New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Hate to be negative, but I had this issue with porcelain floor tiles.
    Tiles were lightish wood affect, used a "Tobacco" colour grout. Grouted the 4mx4m room and then cleaned off. The grout left a haze which turned out to be a stain.
    Hit it with all I could plus advice and the room is the same, no better.
    Faced with the rest house to do on that level.
    After grouting 1mm joints the grout was removed much quicker and frequently. It worked and proved the grout was staining.
     
  10. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Anybody in the know,know if Butech grout is manufactured by a third party?
     
  11. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    Mapei I believe
     
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  12. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I thought,but didn't want to say out loud.
    Similar characteristics and similar problems with textured tiles?
     
  13. itstony

    itstony New to TilersForums.co.uk

    ....it was Mapei I had the staining from (above).
     
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