Cleaning up grout

emmi331September 18, 2012

I am sprucing up my bathroom. My old "mudded in" subway tile is actually in very good shape, but the grout in some places is really gray. I found that I could scrape away the gray with nail scissors (!) but it's only somewhat effective, and I don't think it's the best way to do this. Is there a small power tool that would do this, or a way to whiten up the gray? I tried a bleach stick, to no avail.

Thanks for any help....

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bill_vincent

Pick up a Dremel tool with an extension wand and 1 or 2" diamond wheel.

Works great for cutting out old grout from thin joints like that.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 5:35PM
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emmi331

Thanks, Bill! Do you need to replace what you removed?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 6:57PM
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bill_vincent

Yes. This is so you can regrout.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 9:12PM
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