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Old 11-24-2011, 03:47 PM  
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Default Cleaning antique tiles

Hi all,

First post - but would really appreciate some advice.

We're doing up an old farm house in Galloway and I'm stuck on what to do with the kitchen floor. I think it could be lovely, but the tiles are pretty grubby.

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Any tips greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-25-2011, 09:35 AM  
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I can see what you man I have been working in an old house last week and when I pulled the 1970's fireplace out we found the original late 19th century tiles underneath.

I have been using white spirit and an old rag + a paint scraper. Also I need some knee pads as it took at least 3 days to clean up.

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:35 AM  
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That floor is a real beauty. Try plain ol' detergent and water. For the really stubborn stains use a kitchen scrubber. Don't use any harsh cleaning chemicals.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:36 PM  
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You can spray tub surround with a 50/50 solution of bleach and water.. rinse and dry with an old towel.. It works well and is inexpensive.. I also spray the tub with the same solution and rinse... If bad soap scum I rub with a non scratch nylon Brillo pad !
I'm cleaning other things and swirl it around and flush

Good luck!

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