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removing grout between tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by hawthorns, 7 Jun 2007.

  1. hawthorns

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    hi could any one tell me whats the best way to remove grout from between tiles as it is gone very dirty and i want to regrout them again, i have tried a grout wheel that the assistant sold me in the hardward shop but i might as well be hissing against the wind i am getting nowhere with it as the grout is like cement to remove very hard is there an easy way to do it cheers
     
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    if you got a steady hand...anglegrinder. I got a bit careless and chipped a few corners doing this (mainly because I couldnt see through the dust :) but it was nothing the new grout couldn't conceal.

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    I've got a steady hand but I wouldn't risk using an angle grinder. :eek:
    You can buy a grout remover tool from screwfix for a few quid, but it's not a fun job. Or you could have a look at this post.
    http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=91035
     
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    If its water proof grout that does set hard. I used a putty knife & an old file that I ground a pointed edge on.
     
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    i used one of them hand dremils in which u can buy the various thickness of wheels,,,worked great
     
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    http://www.hss.com/g/7446/Tile_Grout_Remover__Trim_Saw.html
    thanks for the advice folks as firrip suggested on another post i tried this grout remover and its just great the grout came off very easy and it was as hard as a rock it took me 3 houre to do my bathroom which is 8ft by 10ft by 8ft high i thought it would take a day or more
     
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    Nice to get some feedback on how the job went, good man hawthorns. :D
     
  10. hawthorns

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    just to expand on it a bit for those that are thinking of doing the job when i hired the tool at first i thought no ill never use this i was a bit scared i would damage the tiles and thought will i pay an expert to do it but when i started it was so easy to use ,it is light and the blade just vibrates and you just go up and down along the lines, and as you can imagine my bathroom is big and tiled from floor to ceiling and would you believe i never damaged one tile its so good and the dust is minimum in the air i hope this information is of use to some one
     
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    This thread has just made my day!!! Will hire one of those tomorrow!! I have a whole bathroom to do and just doing one tile with a normal tile scraper ruined my day!!

    So happy :D
     
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