We had some people do some heavy scrubbing on our tile flooring. They used
a toilet bowl cleaner which got the grout very clean but left an oily film
on the tile. After three moppings, the tile still feels slightly greasy.
We've tried Pine-sol with no results. Ideas?
Yes, acidic bowl cleaner will really do a number on grout! [I'm not sure
a mason would recommend it!] Unfortunately, you're up the creek, if you
don't have a floor drain, so you can rinse and rinse and rinse.
The grout will hold onto the cleaner through a lot of mopping. That's
why you need a floor drain and water hose to rinse it.
The Pine-Sol you tried only added to the problem.
In lieu of a floor drain, saturate the floor in cool, clear water and
agitate. Use a wet vac to suck it up. For best results, use a crevice
tool on the grout.
Whatever it takes.
very carefully with eye protection
in a corner spray some oven cleaner on the tiles--wait about 10 minutes
then rinse wearing gloves--rinse again maybe use some white vinegar after
rinsing a few times ( white vinegar will neutralize the lye that maybe
remaining) see if that helps--make sure you use a spray oven cleander and
hold the can close to the loor say about 4 inches--you dont want lye sprayed
in the air
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