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Clean Up Excess Grout on Tile

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    LESLIE: Jack in Florida has got a grouting issue. How can we help?

    JACK: Yeah. Hey, I’ve got a – redoing a bathroom, a shower area, and – actually I’ve got a contractor doing it – and it’s a marble shower. We left a spot for a stone detail. For some reason – and I guess – I don’t know if they didn’t know how to grout but they like put the grout on and didn’t wipe it off the stone and it dried. So now I see them up there kind of like chipping with a putty knife and making a lot of mess but it’s really not coming off and I’m just wondering if there’s anything we can do other than just tear out the old stone detail and put a new one in.

    TOM: I’ve never successfully been able to get out grout that was put on an unfinished, unglazed surface like that.

    LESLIE: Uh-uh.

    TOM: I mean the stuff is designed to last forever and it does just that.

    LESLIE: Yeah and it’s something that when you’re installing the grout you have to be, you know, super-duper on it as far as removing the clouding and any extra grout; especially on an unfinished tile.

    JACK: Wrong answer. (chuckles)

    TOM: Sorry, Jack.

    LESLIE: Aw, sorry.

    JACK: Alright.

    LESLIE: It’s just so porous, that raw stone; it’s just sucked it right in.

    JACK: Right, right. Alright, well thank you very much.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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