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    Default Grout problem

    I have tan tile with brown grout in my bathroom. But by the tub there is a white layer on the surface of some of the grout. I can not scrub it off and the bathroom cleaning chemicals have not touched it. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get rid of it?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    I think that you will need to sc**** it off -- go to a home center to get a plastic tool and scrap as much of it off as possible, then vocr it up with the right colored caulk.

    In general, caulk is pretty inpervious to most solvents -- especially the silicon ones. I know that there are brown caulks, and hoefully you can find one that matches.

    Bob H

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    Thank you for the suggestion. I have not seen this tool you mention for scraping grout out. I was hoping to not take all the grout out. But if I could just take a thin layer off the top then maybe the grout underneath would not be discolored. What does this tool look like?

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    Thank you for showing me these tools. They look like they’d be helpful in removing caulk but I need to remove grout. Do you know of a tool for this?

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    Sounds like you need a grout saw (hand tool). I am using one to sc**** out the old grout around my bath tub tile. You'll find them in the tile section of Home Depot/Lowe's or at a hardware store.

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    Thanks for the information. I'll give this a try.

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    The very best tool for removing grout is Fein's Multimaster.
    Its a pricey tool but there's dozens of other uses for it.
    If there are other things you can use it for this tool is worth its weight in ****.
    Its a wonderful tool. Check amazon and all the reviews or Epinions and shop it for price if you consider buying it.
    http://www.mytoolplace.com/MultiMast...FRz2QAodPkgbNA

    You can also go directly to Feins website and watch the videos about it.

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    Default Re: Grout problem

    Andy,

    I would like to get your suggestions for the tool bits to use with the fein multimaster tool to remove narrow grout lines.

    Now that I am over the sticker shock need some experienced input.

    Some tips on how to better control the tool please! I'm having trouble with some of the stone tiles chipping.

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