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Whoops again....

Discussion in 'DIY Tiling Forum' started by KateJ, Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Back tiling again after a long break and loving it!!! After mixing grout with a teaspoon - forgot to wash it and now it's caked and hard. Is there a nifty technique or do I just stab it with a veggie knife till it all comes off?

    Please don't tell me what I should have done - I already know!

    xxx
     
  2. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Sprinkle some vinegar on it to start with. leave it to soak in, then.... Half fill a mug with boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar. pop the spoon in and leave it to soak over night. Should chip off much easier.

    If that doesn't work, buy a new spoon :)
     
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  3. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Gloucester
    Mr fish will be happy.......I'm sure he's missed you....:)
     
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  4. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Yeah, he's been miserable without you to talk too :)

    He was pining worse than a lost puppy.
     
  5. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    I don't have vinegar so I'm soaking it in neat appliance descaler. There is already some kind of chemical reaction- will update soon. xxx
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    i think what we all want, is photos of the job!
     
  7. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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  8. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    I will buy some stuff at charity shops for tiling - just didn't think of it. My cookware has been serving me well so far....
    Boxing in to do before I can finish tiling- never used drywall fixings before - it's voyage of discovery!!!
    Photos all in good time....

    xxx
     
  9. gamma38

    gamma38 [email protected] Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedford
    Salad fingers.... rusty spoons....
     
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  10. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    For anyone not aware.....
     
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  11. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    open a trend, to clean a teaspoon?
    cazzo !!!! Throw in the waste !!!!!!! I sending you you one right away from Italy. kiss;)

    P.S. This forum is falling into the ravine. xxxxx ;) XXXX
     
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  12. AndY mac

    AndY mac Professional Tiler

    The wife's sick of me using her cutlery. We are down to 1 knife and 2 forks. Dinner times a laugh we have to pass them round takes three hours per meal. :) Give me strength.
     
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  13. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Just fingers in our house and we're running out of those as well. Used 1 of mine to stir concrete the other day, gone now!
     
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  14. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Lol! After years of horrible second hand cutlery I finally treated myself to some funky colourful John Lewis stuff last year and I love it. Trevor the teaspoon will be saved!!!
     
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  15. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Trevor???????
     
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