A fairly common problem during repairs is the disposal of tiles on the walls and floor from grouting. It’s very good if you thought about it during the work, but if the grout is old, you will have to sweat. We will try to give some tips on how to deal with this problem more easily.
The easiest way to wash the grout while it is fresh in the process of the work of mashing the seams. Whatever type of grout you use, you should always rinse or wipe the rest of the product from the tile after some time after filling the seams. Time depends on the type of product, to find out exactly, see the instructions for use. This is usually done with a damp soft sponge or dry rags.
If you didn’t succeed in immediately wiping off the remaining grout for any reason, then you won’t be saved with a soft cloth. Here you will need to moisten the tile with warm water and, having waited a little while the dried grout has become sour, try to wipe it with abrasive material. You can try with a silicone spatula or the hard side of the sponge. Be careful not to damage the tile itself; exposure to abrasive can ruin the surface.
Quite often there are cases when embossed tiles are laid. Especially if it is decorated under a tree, then it is very difficult to wipe off the grout and it eventually eats up in the tile. The least that can help here is hot water and hard friction on the tile with a hard plastic brush. The laborious process can be facilitated by the use of cleaning products containing various acids, since the choice of these compounds is quite large. Be sure to use protective equipment when using chemical cleaners: glasses, gloves and a respirator.
Cement grout is not always used to fill the joints, in many cases they use epoxy or silicone products, they more reliably protect the joints from moisture and have a wide range of colors. But to wipe off such compounds with water, if they have already dried up, is very difficult, therefore it is better to use chemical agents here, thanks to which you will get rid of physical efforts.
You can wipe the grout with folk remedies. Often used by everyone's favorite means to clean anything from any infection. Aqueous solutions of citric acid, vinegar or glycerin. The composition is diluted in a proportion of about one to three and applied to a contaminated place, and after 30-60 minutes it is wiped with a rag.