Help me clean grout off ceramic tile!
April 17, 2012 7:34 PM Subscribe
recently I had some ceramic tile installed. There is excess grout on many of the tiles. How do I clean it off?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to home & garden (3 answers total)
I have been told to use a stiff dry sponge to rub it off. Contrariwise, I have also read, to use a damp (not wet) sponge, although I was told this is a bad idea. I have found that washing it seems to work (a wet rag). And I saw a guy using a wet sponge to wash it off, on a Home Renovation TV show.
I'm unsure if I'm hurting the tile or not. It's natural slate and a type of ceramic (more than one type). And if I use a wet or damp sponge/rag I can start to wipe off the stone (the rag gets all gritty with the actual stone starting to get removed).
I'll point out that none of these methods seem to actually work really well to get rid of 100% of the excess grout.
So which is right? Or is there another way?