How clean grout from a brick ?

by Yosefi
hello all,
I just moved to my new APT and I was working on my new kitchen. part of the work is to glue the bricks on the wall 1 centimeter apart so that the grout would be seen(its part of the design).
I have 2 issues:
1. what is the best way to fill up the space between the bricks with the grout?(are there any special tools I could use for such a small space?)
2. how should I clean the grout from the bricks?
thanks a lot!

q how clean grout from a tile
q how clean grout from a tile
q how clean grout from a tile
  10 answers
  • Bink Bink on Aug 01, 2017
    I would like to know as well. Has anyone used fake bricks that are real bricks but only about half the thickness?

  • Luz DIYs Luz DIYs on Aug 01, 2017
    When your adding the grout you should have a bucket of water and a sponge softly cleaning away excess grout. This will prevent the grout from sticking to the brick.
    If it already dry... I'm not sure. :(

    • Yosefi Yosefi on Aug 01, 2017
      the problem is the "big" space between each brick which "force"me to use a lot of grout... the color of the brick is similar to the grout. it's dry in some of the parts and some parts not been done yet.

  • Lynda Sliger Smith Lynda Sliger Smith on Aug 01, 2017
    You can clean the grout off the brick or tile with Limeaway.

    • Yosefi Yosefi on Aug 01, 2017
      do you have a specific product, or it is any limeaway?

  • Luz DIYs Luz DIYs on Aug 01, 2017
    Had the same problem when I did my chimney.. but I painted over the brick.. so you can't really tell much.. good luck.

  • William William on Aug 01, 2017
    You are using a bag to apply the grout already. That's GOOD. Use a dowel, pencil, round handle, to smooth out the grout in the grooves. This is called "striking". As it starts to dry use a stiff brush to remove any that squeezes out and off the brick. It should flake right off. Try not to brush the grout lines. If there is any haze use a damp cloth or sponge to remove it. Cover the countertop to protect it.

  • Lynda Sliger Smith Lynda Sliger Smith on Aug 01, 2017
    I have just used the brand-name Limeaway.

  • Lynda Sliger Smith Lynda Sliger Smith on Aug 01, 2017
    Another thing, you could try putting the grout in a plastic storage bag and cutting a small part of a corner of the bag and pipe the grout into the space (like piping icing onto a cookie), thus getting less grout on the face of the bricks.

  • Lynda Sliger Smith Lynda Sliger Smith on Aug 01, 2017
    The logic behind the Limeaway is I figured grout contains lime so it stands to reason that a product that is designed to remove lime might work, and I was right.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 30, 2022

    This is how I do it: How to Clean Grout

    1. Remove surface dirt with hot water and a towel.
    2. Mix together ½ cup baking soda, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 tsp dish soap.
    3. Spoon cleaning agents onto grout and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
    4. Scrub the grout lines with a brush. ...
    5. Wipe clean.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 05, 2022

    Fill a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water. Spray the tile and allow the solution to sit for a couple of minutes before wiping it away with a clean cloth.If dried grout reside does harden onto the tile, you can try to remove it using vinegar, a chisel, or a diluted sulfamic acid solution.