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Some muppets went and used a bright white grout restorer pen on some beigey porcelain tiles with a mid toned ivory grout. However instead of trying it in an inconspicuous location they have trid it out in the middle of the main focal point wall and upon realising it was vastly different just left it.

So my question is, what or how is the best method to remove this (and all the crayon the children coloured bits of grout with) from the grout and surrounding tiles?

Customer doesnt want to pay for regrouting :(
 
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Thinners gets of most things, and it does say on the grout restorer pens that you should not use solvent cleaners on them, confirming the fact, but on porcelain tiles I would guess that would etch the tiles? Cooking oil cleans off wax crayons a treat, but again you then have the problem of oil on grout...bit of a Pandora's box, so it really sounds like the customer would have to bite the bullet and pay for a regrout...
 
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Colour Republic

Krud Kutter is one of the best cleaners I've ever used and it's great on wax. In fact ive used it to strip heavy wax off a kitchen before painting it

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Colour Republic

It was Krud Kutter Original which really is an amazing product

Here is the the UK site:thumbsup:

Krud Kutter UK::Original Krud Kutter, Stain Removal, Carpet Cleaning, Industrial Cleaning & Pressure Washing Products

UK Distributors for it are bloomin helpful too. I'm currently doing a full refurb in Windsor where a new Oak Frame has been installed inside the original house and before I took it over some numpty had coated the new green oak in Danish Oil which has darked the oak and not the look that is wanted at all. So they sent me out a free bottle of their 'Oil Grabber' to test:hurray:

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Thinners gets of most things, and it does say on the grout restorer pens that you should not use solvent cleaners on them, confirming the fact, but on porcelain tiles I would guess that would etch the tiles? Cooking oil cleans off wax crayons a treat, but again you then have the problem of oil on grout...bit of a Pandora's box, so it really sounds like the customer would have to bite the bullet and pay for a regrout...



Just to confirm, solvents don't etch (acid based cleaner can) if you use a traditional solvent to clean tiles then an alkaline cleaner will be necessary to remove and neutralise the area.
 
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UniverSeal

Thinners gets of most things, and it does say on the grout restorer pens that you should not use solvent cleaners on them, confirming the fact, but on porcelain tiles I would guess that would etch the tiles? Cooking oil cleans off wax crayons a treat, but again you then have the problem of oil on grout...bit of a Pandora's box, so it really sounds like the customer would have to bite the bullet and pay for a regrout...


Try cleaning the porcelain with "Acetone or Xylene" these are both very effective solvent cleaners for very stubborn stains.
 
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