The best way to clean Grout Haze

Tile Grout Haze

Grout is a mixture of minerals, sand, and cement that is used to fill gaps between the tiles . After applying it must be cleaned off before it dries hard and becomes hard to remove. Grout haze is kind of whiteish film that is left behind on the surface of the tiles after installing the tiles and grouting. Even you have repeatedly wipe down the surface with the wet cloth, haze still remains the same on tiles, general cleaning techniques won’t take it off. You can begin your haze cleaning as early as 24 hours after grout is dry up to 10 days after. It is not a good idea to wait longer than 10 days as it will make the job much harder.

There are few different ways to clean the grout haze from the surface of the tiles but you need to make sure you are using the right chemical for right tile. Smooth ceramic and porcelain tiles may be cleaned with acidic products like vinegar, while porous stone and slate tiles shouldn’t be. For a left over cement or grout on tiles use a small blade only to remove the cement if you know how to use it

Method 1

Cleaning the tiles with a soft scouring pad and warm water

Method 2

Clean the tiles with sugar soap:

Use few drops of sugar soap and mix with water and spray on haze that you want to remove. Get one damp cloth to wipe the tiles surface.

Method 3

Clean the tiles with Vinegar and a Scrub Pad (Only For Porcelain or Ceramic Tiles)

To get rid of grout haze from tiles surface, mix 1 part of distilled white vinegar with 4 parts of water. Get a spray bottle for walls cleaning and mop bucket for floor. Use a mop or a soft nylon pad for scrubbing . After using the vinegar-water combination, thoroughly rinse the area with clean water or use a wet cloth to wipe the walls.

Method 4

Dirty haze or alternative to first 2 method:1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of ammonia, 1/2 cup baking soda,1 litre of water.

Usually white distilled vinegar should cut through the grout haze . If for some reason the grout haze does not come clean we have solution for that , you can use a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of ammonia, 1/2 cup baking soda add 1 litre of water. Rinse with water and wipe it properly. if that doesnt help then Try to add concentrate of vinegar and water or call professionals to do the job

Final method

After all the efforts if you still see the dry cement that doesn’t dissolve, Use a phosphoric acid residual surface cleaner with water that spray sits there couples of minutes and then rinse and wipe it properly. Make sure follow the instructions properly and use it on small surface before applying.It might be required to use a window scraper to scratch the tiles if the grout haze has been allowed to sit for too long. Scratch the residue slowly and carefully to remove it without damaging the tiles.

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