How can I clean off the Rejuvenate Floor Restorer coating that made my tile look Cloudy?

QUESTION

We built a new home and have tile throughout my floors. I wanted to give it a fresh sheen to the finish so I used a product called rejuvenate floor restorer. After a couple of weeks it started to look cloudy and smudges appear all over the floor depending on the lighting. I am totally discouraged and upset. Can you please tell me how can i clean this stuff off of my floors so they can go back to the way they were. Thanks.

ANSWER

ANSWER - Normally there are strippers made to remove sealers or coatings that have been applied to a tile surface.  You have to contact the manufacturer of the Rejuvenate Floor Restorer and ask what to use.  If you can't get an answer then you can try contacting one of the sealer companies like Aqua Mix or Miracle Sealants and see if one of their generic strippers will do the job.

Before you can decide what to use to remove the coating, it is important to consider what type of tile you have.  Unglazed tiles are normally more porous and can become stained if you are not careful in the stripping process.  Glazed tiles have an impervious surface so they are more resistant to staining.

If you have an unglazed tile then sometimes a cloudy appearance can occur if the tile was sealed when it was damp or if there is a high moisture condition in the concrete slab below.   Removing the sealer might remove the cloudy appearance, but it won't solve the high moisture condition.

Be sure to test out whatever you try to make sure you are happy with the result before doing the entire floor or you might end up with a worst condition.

There are professional stone and tile restoration companies who specialize in restoring natural stone and cleaning floors who you can hire to evaluate your situation and to remediate it for you.

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