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Cleaning up grout

Posted by emmi331 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 18, 12 at 9:59

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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RE: Cleaning up grout

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.

RE: Cleaning up grout

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

RE: Cleaning up grout

Yes. This is so you can regrout.

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