This is my first post to this forum so I'm not sure if this is in the right spot.
I'm working on my kitchen in small steps and yesterdays project was dressing up the end of the island . I had a bunch of tin tiles that I used to transform an old dishwasher that still worked great. Combined with some salvaged antique trim I thought this would be an eye catcher when people walk in the door. There were quarter in. gaps in between the tile and trim so I decided to grout it. I know i should have probably used caulking but didn't have any on hand. I used unsanded grout to make cleanup easier but am still left with some haze on a few tiles. Does anyone know of a product of method that I can use to remove these haze spots?
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Rub it hard with a DRY cloth.
The longer it stays on, the harder it will be to wipe off, but you still should be able to get it off with a white Scothbrite pad, like the kind you buy in grocery stores for cleaning delicate items.
Try a mixture of vinegar and water and an soft cloth.
I'd be concerned that the vinegar would etch the surface of the tin.
Admittedly, tin isn't as reactive a metal as zinc, but I'd try ways of removing it mechanically before I resorted to a chemical solution. That's because with mechanical removal, as long as you use something that's softer than the tin to remove the grout, you won't harm the tin.
But, as soon as you bring acid into the picture, then that opens up the possibility of dissolving not only the grout, but etching the tin as well.
Or, if you do use acid, at least try it in an inconspicuous spot first.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nestor,
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