To clean grout off wall tiles, wet the tiles with water, use a wooden scraper to chip off the grout, rinse and scrub with a nylon scouring pad. It is important not to use a metal scraper to remove the grout because it may damage the tile.Know More
When doing a tile job, sometimes excess grout is left to dry on the tiles. Because it takes a few days, or weeks, for grout to harden, the sooner the job is done the better.
Regrouting tile restores its structural integrity and removes mold and mildew from the grout lines. Removal of the grout takes several hours, but an attachment for your hand rotary tool speeds the process. Other tools include a sponge, shop vacuum, grout float, flat head screw driver and rubber gloves. Purchase grout appropriate for the size of the joints between the tiles.Full Answer >
Grout needs between 48 and 72 hours to dry before it can be properly sealed. Despite the fact that grout often looks dry within a few hours, sealing it too early can damage the grout and keep it from effectively doing its job.Full Answer >
To paint ceramic tiles, clean and sand the tiles, then apply primer before painting. You need trisodium phosphate, rubber gloves, a clean rag, sandpaper, a sponge, a cleaning pad, primer, painter's tape, newspapers, a low-nap roller, a paint brush, denatured alcohol and water to complete this task.Full Answer >
Remove grout using a rotary tool fitted with a fine saw blade to cut through the grout, scraping with a flathead screwdriver, cutting any remaining grout away with a utility knife and vacuuming away the debris. Using the power tool reduces the time to remove grout from tile.Full Answer >