Asked on May 24, 2012

getting grout off tiles???

William TillisPriscilla EKelly F


Whoever grouted my bathroom shower got grout all over the tiles. What can I use to get all the grout off the surface of the tiles??
12 answers
  • Antoinette W
    on May 24, 2012

    A solution of white vinegar and water and then rinse if stubbon use more vinegar. works very well!

  • Antoinette W
    on May 24, 2012

    Do not use vinegar as an every day cleaner on tile, just to remove the grout haze.

  • Carol M
    on May 25, 2012

    I have been grouting a bathroom that has the same problem. The owner of the house started the grouting job and quite messed it up (grout on the face of the tiles). He assures me that he will use a buffer to get the grout off. Not sure how this work. We will see if the buffing scratches the tiles.

  • Rhonda G
    on May 25, 2012

    I actually wetted it down with water and a clean rag; then used a plastic knife to gently scrape it off..came off easily.

  • Carol C
    on May 25, 2012

    I agree with Rhonda G. I would however use a razor blade. If it's ceramic, doubt that the razor blade would hurt it and I think it would come off faster.

  • Jason D
    on May 25, 2012

    They make a liquid grout off, I've seen it in lowes or home depot

  • Janette A
    on May 25, 2012

    thanks for all the ideas. I will get busy on it this weekend.

  • Antoinette W
    on May 25, 2012

    Janet, PLEASE TRY the vinegar and water IT WORKS!!!!! I work In a flooring dept for a major home retailer and a lot of contractors use this!!! Yes there are grout removal products you can purchase but this REALLY does work!

  • Carol M
    on May 28, 2012

    Thanks for the vinegar info. There is grout in every corner of my kitchen and bathrm. hope this works.. it is making me crazy")

  • Kelly F
    on May 29, 2012

    a new sharp scraper. And very very carefully scrape it off- a single edge razor blade also works.

  • Priscilla E
    on Jun 6, 2012

    Use a scotchgard scrubber that is recommended to not scrape things. Something ruff will ruin the tile surface. I believe in viniger and water for cleaning tiles and laundry too.

  • William Tillis
    on Feb 3, 2015

    Your grout may be cement based or it may be a composition grout out of a can. I would contact the nearest tile wholesaler for manufacturers recommendations. There are some methods that can damage the surface of certain tiles.

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