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Black grout stained white tiles - is there anything we can do?

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CosyTeaBags Tue 04-Feb-14 12:37:34

My DP in his infinite wisdom put up lovely textured white tiles, with black grout between them. Trouble is, where he has spread the grout it has stained the white tiles grey.

We tried scrubbing it with that noxious grout remover, and it did nothing. I've tried bleaching. Nothing.

Short of hacking the tiles off (a whole wall!) and starting again, is there anything else we could try?

DandelionGilver Tue 04-Feb-14 21:49:05

You could try Cif and a green scourer. That worked on our tiles with grey grout.

CosyTeaBags Tue 04-Feb-14 22:42:45

Thanks Dandelion I'll give it a go, but I suspect it might need something stronger than that. If bleach and a scrubbing brush didnt work, I'm not sure what will.

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 22:45:37

I think you can get grout remover. My dp had a rather embarrassing time when his labourer used the wrong grout on a clients floor. It did come off with the grout remover - but it took dp three days!!

CosyTeaBags Tue 04-Feb-14 23:18:21

We tried grout remover, but it didn't seem to budge. Maybe we should have persevered?

How did it take your DP 3 days LEM did he keep having to go over and over it? Maybe that's what I've done wrong - we tried it once, and there was a tiny bit of improvement, but didn't get rid of it..

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 23:26:11

Because the plonker who did it, not only used the wrong Grout. He did the whole bloody floor before he thought to check. Hadn't rubbed it off...you can imagine! Also it was for a customer so had to be perfect. It was a big floor!

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 23:27:09

But yes there was alot of scrubbing!

CosyTeaBags Tue 04-Feb-14 23:34:02

So what you're saying is we need to apply a LOT more elbow grease.

Bummer, I was hoping there would be a magic solution!

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 23:42:48

Not at all. What I am saying is your DH needs to apply alot more elbow grease smile

CosyTeaBags Wed 05-Feb-14 14:14:29

I like what you did there LEM wink

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