Crappy seal job makes for crappy tile job.

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    I cleaned the tile last Saturday. It seemed pretty obvious while I was doing the job how grout would look afterwards. The picture represents what the whole house now looks like. With any tile job I tell the customer the issues with grout that is not properly sealed, not sealed at all or grout with the seal being stripped over time. I offered to go back and correct with an acid wash but I think the cost could be an issued.
     
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    Was sealer applied to the tile as well?
     
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    I tested a few spots before I cleaned and the spots I tested showed that sealer was applied. The customer had just bought the house and was told the tile was installed a year ago. Didn't know specifics though.
     
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    I would spray a stripper and hit it with a 175 with a tile brush attachment.
     
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    Would the tile brush attachment for the 360i work?
     
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    What kind of stripper?
     
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    I am not sure but it would be better than nothing.
     
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    Zeps unless you have something better, I keep Bone Saw on my van for situations like this but you would have to order it unless you already have it.
     
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    What's bone saw?
     
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    If tales are true, it is the floor stripper of the Gods! Passed on to humanity by the Greek God Timotheos, who was entrusted by Zeus to keep the floors of the halls of Olympus pristine!
     
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    barebones or bone saw, johnsons prostrip,,, I doubt the zep stripper would take that off very good....

    I love it when I get to charge more!
     
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    Zep is my "oh crap I forgot to buy more stripper and I need it in an hour and home depot is the only place still open" stripper. And I always end up using more.
     
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    would the tile brush attachment for the 175 be the same thing as a grit brush? Thanks!
     
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    Kind of. The grit brush will probably be better as the added grit to the bristles scrubs more. The tile brush they keep trying to sell my at my local shop has good stiff nylon bristles with staggered heights to get into the grout like a grit brush but there is no "grit" in the bristles.
     
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    Robert got it
     
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