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Removing dried grout from small tavertine tile backsplash

We had a 1x2 subway stile tavertine backspash installed.  The tile came from the home depot in 1sq ft pieces.  The contractor sealed it with a stone sealer then grouted it.  When he applied the grout he used a nylon paint brush to apply it ????  It has dried with not just haze but excessive grout in the tiles vs the very small cracks/joints.  The grout has now taken away from the mulit color look we purchased it for.  He said he would come back and use a nylon brush to wipe it away (wetting the brush first).  I did this on my own today and it does not appear to remove the excess grout.  Please help????

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Posted 2013-07-29T00:01:35+0000  by tilehelp tilehelp

Because of the nature of travertine, even careful grouting will only go so far.  You will still end up with grout in voids in the surface and there's not much you can do to avoid it.  

Posted 2013-07-29T12:35:24+0000  by Adam444

Thanks for the quick reply!  What about using a haze remover on the travertine?

Posted 2013-07-29T12:57:16+0000  by tilehelp
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