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

removing surplus adhesive (and grout) from tile surface

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by kevin_robson, 13 Jun 2007.

  1. kevin_robson

    kevin_robson

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2005
    Messages:
    266
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I've tiled our bathroom floor but have a few bits of adhesive and finger marks left over. They seem to rub off easily enough. I'd ideally like to wipe the whole tiled area down to remove all the marks. Is there anything special I should use or just bathroom cleaner?

    Is there a time limit for removing adhesive and grout from the tile surface, or will it always just sratch off? i.e. can I wait until I grout at the weekend and clean the lot off then. I'm talking very small marks, not huge dollops of the stuff.

    Cheers
     
  2. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,237
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Go to your local TILE SHOP, Disccuss it with them, they have many different products available.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. Tom JE

    Tom JE

    Joined:
    22 Feb 2006
    Messages:
    258
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I just soaked the excess with water, left for 5 mins then scraped off with something sharp - making sure not to scratch the tile!
     
  5. Bon

    Bon

    Joined:
    4 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    392
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Topps Tiles do a set of sponges with a universal handle that I found brilliant.

    The sponges have different levels of abrasion so you start with the softest and work your way up.

    Bit of a pain to do the whole bathroom, but I didn't grout it (the guy who did is my future father-in-law) so didn't know there was loads of grout left on the tile faces.

    Think the sponges were about a fiver IIRC:cool:
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. kevin_robson

    kevin_robson

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2005
    Messages:
    266
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Its all come off OK anyway in the end.
    Cheers
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page