How to remove tile grout the professional way
Removing your tile grout is an easy but time consuming process.
Removing the grout can be done either with a manual grout rake as shown in the picture above by moving the grout rake back and forth as it has a serrated edge all along the joints to remove a depth of about 2mm being careful not the chip the edge of the tile. You could opt for the use of a multi-tool shown below fitted with a grout rake blade and again rake all joints to a depth of 2mm by holding the tool horizontally, and then gently angle the blade to remove more grout
Once all the grout is removed we recommend a deep clean is carried out over the entire area to be re-grouted as this will remove any grease and mould that may have occurred in the joints. Wear a pair of protective glove and goggles and arm yourself with a small nail brush. Dilute some Lithofin KF clean in a bucket and scrub along the joints to remove any grease , calcium and soap build up that may have occurred
Once this has been carried out wash the wall down with clean water to remove any dust or cleaner left on the tile or joints. Remove any mouldy silicone with a Sharpe Stanley knife being careful not marked your sink/bath or shower tray.Once you have cut along the top edge and bottom edge you can usually peel the silicone in a long line.
Once you have clean up all the grout and dust which would have been caused you are now ready to grout in your tiles
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