Grout HAZE

Does anyone know of a good home remedy for getting rid of the haze on my brown tile that I just grouted?
Any help would be appreciated.
thanks
tt
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Hand buff it off with a thick terry cloth towel. If it's heavy - use a damp towel first - then a dry one. Elbow grease should be in ample supply.
Jim

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Jim Mc Namara wrote:

For dried next day grout haze? Not a chance.. Without cleaners that would be a tremendous waste of time.
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Beg your pardon Ann - but the OP said it was a "haze" - not a build up, didn't he? A haze shouldn't be all that bad unless it's more than it sounds like. I just did my master bath Saturday - waited until last night (Sunday) to remove the haze and all it took was a light buffing. If he had excess - he should have used a sponge after rubber trowelling. Am I missing something here?
Jim

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Jim Mc Namara wrote:

On a gloss finish and using an unsanded grout it may possible to remove grout haze the next day. Actually you're advice is as good as any because we don't know what kind of tile, type of grout, whether an additive was used, and how -much- haze there really is.
In your case it's apparent you reduced the problem 90% by proper cleaning with sponge and plenty of clean water when you were grouting. Most beginners who are having trouble removing set-on haze, usually because of lousy grouting techniques are not going to be able to polish it off with a towel. And most folks are not going to ask in here unless they've already tried to remove it in some way or another.
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'nuther Bob wrote:

I see some tile posts from art or art james mostly in google. I can tell he knows what he's doing allright but yes, I noticed the attitude. Sometimes it's hard for craftsmen of one sort or another to be patient with those who are learning. At least I've noticed that with journeymen and apprentices some times over the years. And there are those who shouldn't attempt to teach. It takes too much patience.
The saying goes, those who 'can't', teach. Maybe there's a flip side to that. Those who 'can' shouldn't teach. ;0) I don't mind sharing what I've learned in the trades and in business over the years but I'm by no means the only voice here, and I don't mind explaining things in detail. That may mean butting heads with someone less experienced who may give incomplete or wrong advice but I never mean anything personal aagainst them.
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atravelino wrote:

There are products such as "Remove" that should make an easy task of it. Use a piece of cheesecloth instead of the towel.
g'luck!
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Final result! Purfect glowing tiles with NO haze.
I used lots and lots of elbow grease and EXTRA heavy terry towel and that made all the difference in the world. Didn't get a chance to try the vinegar, but vinegar being a weak acid, I am sure that would have helped.
Thanks for all your advices.
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Jim Mc Namara wrote:

I have noticed that most people don't offer enough detail or specifics about their problem to warrant great advice. This being another example of that until it was prompted of the original poster. Coincidentally your advice worked. Had it been any number of types of floor tile and sanded grout, as I said before, This thread would have ended differently.
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