The textured tiles can add an extraordinary style and creative petition to any exterior, interior space. Cement-based grout is generally used in the tile installation to seal the tile joints and also add cohesion. Nonetheless, cement-based grout can become besmirch onto your tile surfaces during the grouting process. The preservative in grout strengthens and hardens as the grout sets, making the grout more and more difficult in order to remove with passing time. Once the grout reaches its full strength then it is nearly impossible to remove it from your textured tiles but don't lose hope because we are here to help you to get rid of this problem.
Steps And Items Needed To Get Rid Of Dried Grout From Textured Tiles
In order to remove dried grout from textured tiles, you just need to collect the given items and follow all the given steps. Also, take a look at the tip and warning section:
Things You'll Need
- Work Gloves
- Spray Bottle
- Solid Oak Stick
- Wet Vacuum With An Attachment
- Clean Plastic Bucket
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- Nylon Scrub Pad
- Paper Towels
Steps For This Process
- Work Gloves: Safety first, so first you need to put on your work gloves to protect your hands from any minor damage from the splinters.
- Spray Water: The next thing is to fill your spray bottle with some warm water and then you need to spray the water liberally onto the grout affected tile.
- Scrape Off: Next you need to scrape off your grout affected area by simply rubbing it with the help of a solid oak stick with square edges. Now intermittently spray water onto your textured tile to avert scratching the tile surface. Remove as much dried grout as possible from your textured tile.
- Vacuum: Now you need to vacuum your textured tile with the help of a wet vacuum attachment to remove any loose grout debris from your tile surface. Make sure to operate your wet vacuum according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Fill: You need to fill your clean plastic bucket with 1 gallon of water(warm). Simply pour 1 cup of granulated sugar into your warm water. Thoroughly mix your homemade solution to dissolve the sugar.
- Pour: The next step is to pour your sugary water solution directly onto your dried grout affected tile. Keep your sugary water solution on your tile for at least two hours.
- Step 7: Now you need to scrub your tile with the help of a nylon scrub pad to remove any leftover grout.
- Spray: After that, you need to spray your tile with some freshwater to rinse away your applied sugary slush and grime from your tile surface.
- Vacuum & Dry: Then you need to vacuum your textured tile with the help of a wet vacuum to remove any loose grout debris. Thoroughly dry your textured tile with the help of paper towels.
- Repeat: Finally, you may need to repeat the process if you see that any traces of dried grout remain on your textured tile. Clean each leftover tile separately by using the same techniques.
Tip & Warning
- Tip: You may also need to use the acid-based grout remover if the dried grout is extremely hard. Follow the manufacturer’s guidance on the acid-based grout remover product’s label.
- Warning: Always remember that never use any steel wool, metal scrapers, and other abrasive products on your textured tiles because they can permanently scratch your tiles.