I got a little crazy with the "Great Stuff" expanding foam, and a bunch
ended up on the tile.
It wiped it when it was still fresh, but a thick film still dried on the
The website advised "petrolium" based cleaners. Like what for example?
And would that be harmful to tile?
"Mechanical removal" is usually what I've seen as suggested for the foams.
Can't you just scrape it with a window scraper then one of those green
scrubber things for any residual? If it's on the grout, that's gonna be a
Petroleum-based solvents include naphtha (lighter fluid), paint thinner,
gas, etc. My preference in general is naphtha, which is pretty mild and
safe (assuming reasonable precautions about adequate ventilation, etc.).
Obtainable as ordinary charcoal starter fluid. Gas (gasoline or petrol)
is nasty stuff, but it'll work too; just avoid getting it on your hands
and breating the fumes.
None of these will harm tile, which is pretty much impervious to
anything but really strong acids (think glass, which is basically what
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter.
replying to Bill, Some girl who likes to do it herself wrote:
Same problem occurred to me, nothing was working, gasoline, acetone, alcohol,
vaseline, everything I could get my hands on. I doubt you'll find a tough enough
Then I tried elbow grease and a pumice stone. My tile is white again :)
Of all the things... Try it. You may have to visit the beauty aisle of your
local pharmacy, try around the pedicure stuff or bath products. Sorry guys, I
know this may bring great shame to a handyman. Haha...
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