1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

removing hard tile grout

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Cynthia43, 23 Dec 2008.

  1. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hello
    I tiled and grouted my bathroom/toilet in the summer and did not remove the grout from the tiles..how is the best way to do this..i have tried scraping with a screwdriver but it marks the tiles
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,236
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As its waterproof the only way is to scrape it.
    You can use the green scrourers, plenty of water, paint scraper.

    My first bit of tiling was using water proof grout & I left it to long, plenty of elbow grease & swearing.lol
     
  4. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    thankyou..Ihave just tried to use a screw driver again..see my photo attemps..not much luck..ihave also tried soaking the area with water and I'll wait a while
    thanks for all the help
     
  5. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,236
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Water wont touch it, you will need to scrape it, I would not suggest a screwdrive, paint scraper flatter & better suited or even better a wood chiesel
     
  6. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I think the srew drive iam using is not the right one..it's for the cross head pattern screws
     
  7. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    the other thing is that it is taking ages and Ithink Iam damaging the edge if the tiles
     
  8. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,236
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Whoever has the camera, get them to help you..lol
     
  9. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    my friend marjorie and she already is..but is getting fed up
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Iam now using (as suggested ) an old chisel I found in the garage that seems to be removing the tile grout but leaving grey marks on the tiles..but the bathroom floor now looks alot better..i'll start on thre wall tiles tomorrow
     
  12. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    having scrapped off the tile grout with an old chisel I am now left with grey marks on the tile edges...can anyone suggest how to remove these..also a few tips on wall tiling would be very helpful today
    thankyou
     
  13. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,236
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Green kitchen scrourer..with water
     
  14. Cynthia43

    Cynthia43

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    thankyou..mine is yellow but i assume they are all the same
     
  15. gcol

    gcol

    Joined:
    22 Sep 2005
    Messages:
    6,593
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Marjorie has a definite knack with that camera. :eek:
    Have a look at the tiling sticky for tiling tips.
     
  16. jefoss

    jefoss

    Joined:
    11 Dec 2006
    Messages:
    2,137
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Location:
    Leicester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    i did wonder who would mention that! wish id have had £££ on you!!!! :eek:
     
  17. gcol

    gcol

    Joined:
    22 Sep 2005
    Messages:
    6,593
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well...... what did you expect?!
    Anyhow, Cynthia is only in Bolton - that's not far from Preston.... so shush; she may need my skills. (Maybe even the tiling ones!) ;) :LOL:
     
Loading...

Share This Page