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Finally took on the challenge v. Kitchen floors

Got a wild hair up my ass this weekend and determined that my tile floors in the kitchen and foyer needed some love. I bought the house new 8 years ago, and it seems all the parties and get-togethers took their toll. It seems I had amassed 20 years of normal foot traffic in that span. I grabbed some Sulfamic Acid, a scrub brush, and some new antimicrobial sealant in gloss white. I didn't take a take too many pics, but that's because it took 4 hours non-stop.

Step 1: spray acid and then scrub the living shit out of the grout lines.
Step 2: steam-mop the area.
Step 3: Apply new sealant with a toothbrush to all the lines.

Here you see the section in the foreground that has been acid cleaned. In the back you will notice the damn near black grout lines that hadn't been attacked yet.



and 4 hours later my entire front area and kitchen looked like this.



It made a World of difference. This new sealant is antimicrobial so supposedly it will stay white with just regular cleaning. No way I want to do it again, so that shit better work.
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it must be nice to live in a house with a kitchen.
fuck you.
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My house had that same dishwasher and fridge when I moved it. The fridge is now a hand-made kegerator.

There's apparently a power tool for doing the scrubbing that according to my dad turned hours of work into minutes. He had the same problem when he bought his house. The previous owners were apparently fond of candles, which produce soot that eventually gets trapped in the grout lines when the floor gets mopped.

That looks good, though. I need to do that in my house, too.
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a black and decker 'mouse' sander with the profile attachment would have saved you a shitload of work mang.
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a black and decker 'mouse' sander with the profile attachment would have saved you a shitload of work mang.

I'm sure. At least now I have Popeye Forearms though
I'll have to check out that profile attachment, as I want to do the 2 bathrooms as well.
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I'm sure. At least now I have Popeye Forearms though
I'll have to check out that profile attachment, as I want to do the 2 bathrooms as well.

The thing my dad used was more like a floor polisher, but with plastic bristles instead of the buffing pad.

The mouse thing is probably more appropriate for a bathroom, I would think.
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Well FUCK...
Now I know. Gonna make one of these before I tackle the bathroom

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Exceptional improvement...but, would it not have been easier to just re-grout that shit?
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Much improved.


..the gods of 90's apartments wants their cabinets, carpet and appliances back though
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..the gods of 90's apartments wants their cabinets, carpet and appliances back though

I feel you on the appliances, but the cabinets are all solid wood and I dig them. Just got a 500 dollar gift card to Home depot. I suppose I could grab a stainless dishwasher, but then I'd have to chuck in for the microwave, range, and fridge. That's some serious loot that could be better spent on my car or in a bar
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I feel you on the appliances, but the cabinets are all solid wood and I dig them. Just got a 500 dollar gift card to Home depot. I suppose I could grab a stainless dishwasher, but then I'd have to chuck in for the microwave, range, and fridge. That's some serious loot that could be better spent on my car or in a bar

sand those fuckers and colour wash them duder.

itll look like a little piece of scandinavian heaven - only without the slutty blondes.
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Sand the appliances and paint them whiter? Is that what you mean?
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