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Removing old grout on tile surface?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by prefab, 31 Mar 2015.

  1. prefab

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    Morning all,

    In a few weeks we are having some work done in the bathroom. It will mean re-routing some of the pipes. The old pipes are boxed in with tiles covering the box sections. This will mean that there will be a lot of old grout on the existing wall tiles.

    My question is how to remove the old grout without damaging the tile surface?

    Any suggestions would be most helpful.
     
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    Methylated spirits and a bit of white toweling (coloured may stain the existing grout) it will soften and remove it , might need to hold a soaked bit of towel on to thick bit for a few mins to soften.
     
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    Wet down with a sponge and use a plastic scraper to remove.
     
  5. prefab

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    Thanks for those 2 replies. I shall try them both.
     
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