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How to Remove Grout Haze From Porcelain Tiles

You’ve finished installing your porcelain tiles, and the job looks great. That is, until you try to clean the grout haze from the tiles: no matter how many times you rinse it, the haze remains. Before you pull out your hair in distress, take a deep breath and calm down.

Things You Will Need

  • 1-quart hot water
  • 2-cups white vinegar
  • 1-gallon bucket
  • Grout sponge

You’ve finished installing your porcelain tiles, and the job looks great.  That is, until you try to clean the grout haze from the tiles: no matter how many times you rinse it, the haze remains.

Before you pull out your hair in distress, take a deep breath and calm down.  It’s not too tough to clean grout haze from porcelain tiles; all you need is the secret ingredient to make those tiles gleam like a model home.

  1. Mix hot water and vinegar in a 1-gallon bucket.
  2. Dip a grout sponge into the solution.
  3. Wipe the grout haze off the porcelain tiles, rinsing the sponge often to remove the residue.
  4. Repeat if the grout haze remains on the tiles.

Things You Will Need

  • 1-quart hot water
  • 2-cups white vinegar
  • 1-gallon bucket
  • Grout sponge

About the Author

Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.