How do i Clean new tiles which have been laid on the floor and bathroom from all the residue from the workmanship

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    I have found this and it might be helpful but I have read some things also that sound very disgorging as well. I underlined the part that fits your needs I hope.

    How To Remove Sealer and Sealing Residues?

    By Ian Taylor on Nov 28, 2008 in Sealing

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    Most weeks I receive calls from people asking how to remove a sealer residue. Sealer residues occur when an impregnating sealer is incorrectly applied. Impregnating sealers (or penetrating sealers as they are sometimes known) are intended to be in or below the surface of the stone rather than ‘on’ it. So, the correct application involves applying the sealer to the surface, allowing a short time for penetration (this might be around 5 minutes, depending on both the sealer being used and the material being sealed) then any surplus sealer, remaining on the surface should be removed with something absorbent, ideally a white paper or cotton towel.All too often though, for various reasons thiscleaning away of surplus, whilst still wet, does not take place. Reasons include not reading the instructions and my favourite: “I’ve been using sealers for years, always done it like this and never had a problem.”

    A sealer residue can appear in a number of ways: as a dry, white powdery deposit; streaky marks or shiny spots; with some sealers, the residue can take the form of a wet or greasy coating. There are a number of ways in which the problem might be rectified, depending on the circumstances.

    For example, if a solvent sealer was used, it is sometimes possible to use a little more of the actual sealer, the solvent carrier-fluid it contains can sometimes re-dissolve the residue allowing it to be wiped away with an absorbent cloth.

    For other residues, we would recommend the use of Nanoscrub. First apply a little water to the affected area, and then add a little Nanoscrub and scrub. Rinse well and dry down with paper towels. For really stubborn or thick residues that have been left for some time, a stripper may be required. In such situations we would recommend Sealer & Coating Remover, applied neat and left on for a minimum of 30 minutes before scrubbing with a white nylon pad.

    Apart from the last remedy (using a stripper) the others should not result in the need to re-apply more sealer afterwards. So, it need not be the end of the world if a sealer residue is left on the surface, but it is of coarse better to avoid the problem altogether, by applying the sealer correctly in the first place.


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    Dish soap


    1Sweep your new tile with a broom 1 to 2 times each week.

    2Wipe the floors with a moist mop every week, or when the broom alone won't remove the residue.

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    3Rinse your mop under warm water and squeeze it out so that it's moist rather than soaking.

    4Pour 1 gallon of warm water, 2 drops of liquid dish soap and 2 drops of white vinegar into a bucket. Omit the vinegar if cleaning marble tile.

    5Get the mop moist again by dipping it in the cleaning solution and wringing it out.

    6Wipe over the expanse of the new tile floors, and discard the cleaner when finished. Rinse out the mop with clear water.

    7Wipe the clean, damp mop all over the new tile and allow to air-dry.

    Read more: How to Clean New Tile Floors |


    Hi there I have done that with vinegar but still it shows all that residue that the tylers had left...thank you for your response it has been well appreciated ..

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