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
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.
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
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.
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
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