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  • Removal of Grout help
  • Premier Icon Mantastic
    Free Member

    As title, need to refresh the bathroom and was going to start with removing the old grout and replacing. I have heard this isn’t easy and a big PITA. But it needs doing so what tools for the job. Dremmel? Grout rake?

    Any tips on how best to do the removal would be welcomed

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
    Full Member

    I started we-grouting my shower with a grout rake but after a couple of hours of scraping I had made no dent in it whatsoever. I hired an electric grout remover from the local hire shop for £12 and sorted it in about 30 minutes. Just are through it like a hot knife through butter.

    Premier Icon choppersquad
    Free Member

    Get yourself a Fein saw or equivalent in the sales with a grout removing blade, and it will remove it a treat. Has 101 other uses too. You’ll wonder how you lived without one?

    Premier Icon trail_rat
    Free Member

    Yes .

    Bnq doing the basic 180 multi saw for about 50 quid . Itll do de grouting in a jiffy

    They also doing a cracking deal on the top end green 250watt machine for 75 quid – it has a depth gauge and aux handle – but be warned your tied to their tools due to the bosch sds system on tht tool – same as on the gop 300

    After borrowing my dads 180 for a couple of jobs yesterday im off to get me a blue bosch gop250 at screwfix for 99 quid.

    Toolstop or powertoolworld doing a fein multimaster for 130 if you want a fein

    Premier Icon ritchic
    Free Member

    Forget removing it just go to clas ohlson. HG mould remover or grout cleaner spray on give a scrub an be completely amazed. I’m a tiler and I recommended it to a few now only £5.99 too I think

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    Fwiw i used the steam cleaner on our tiles behind the cooker …. Was like melting butter how much gunk came off … Tiles are a totally different colour to what i thought they were – and we thought they were clean before ……

    Premier Icon ChrisE
    Free Member

    Grout is old hat. We replaced our showers and used laminate faced ply boards (about £100 per 8×4′ board). Fantastic. wipe-clean, no grout, feels warm. You can get them with tile-look-alike finish too if that’s your kind of thing

    C

    Premier Icon TheFunkyMonkey
    Free Member

    Vitrex make a specific removal tool for this and it’s only about 15 quid or so.

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