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TileLab® Grout Haze Remover

A pre-mixed, ready-to-use, mild acid solution. Removes dried Portland cement grout haze and mortar residue from tile, concrete and masonry. Safe for use on colored grouts. Removes hard water deposits, efflorescence and also etches concrete.

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Key Features

  • Liquid acidic treatment
  • Removes efflorescence


Used for removal of dried Portland cement grout and mortar residue from the surface of glazed and unglazed ceramic tile, concrete and masonry. It is ideal for neutralizing efflorescence. It can also be used to slightly etch concrete surfaces to create a better bond for adhesives.


Health Precautions

IMPORTANT: Read carefully before using. WEAR IMPERVIOUS GLOVES, such as nitrile, eye protection, and protective clothing.
DANGER: CORROSIVE TO THE SKIN AND EYES. May be harmful if swallowed. Do not mix with other chemical products. Do not get in eyes. Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe in vapors. Do not take internally. Immediately wash contaminated body and clothing thoroughly. Use in well-ventilated areas. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. If eye or skin contact occurs: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Immediately seek medical advice or attention if symptoms are significant or persist. In Emergency: 1-800-535-5053. Contains: Glycolic acid. Before handling read Safety Data Sheet at

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Limitations to the Product

May etch some glazed tile. Do not use on marble or polished stone. Do not allow product to contact metal objects. Do not transfer contents to unlabeled containers.

Application of Product

WEAR IMPERVIOUS GLOVES, such as nitrile, eye protection and protective clothing when handling product.

Read entire label before using. Follow surface preparation instructions. Surface must be saturated with water at least one hour prior to acid solution application. Avoid contact with metal. Scrub surface with a nylon bristled brush after applying solution. Work in small areas only. Flush with water immediately after brushing surface. Do not allow solution to set longer than is necessary for brushing to be completed on Portland cement grout, glazed ceramic and unglazed quarry tile or masonry installations. Wash thoroughly with water as soon as brushing is completed. Do not use repeated acid washings as damage to surface may result. For heavy concrete etching, solution may be allowed to set on surface of concrete for up to 30 minutes prior to flushing with clean water.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before material dries.


  • Close container tightly after each use
  • Store in original container only
  • Store in and use in temperatures between 40°F - 90°F (4°C and 32°C)
  • Store in areas inaccessible to small children
  • Do not reuse empty container, wrap and discard in trash or recycle

Product Maintenance

Properly installed product requires no special maintenance.

Ordering Information


1 quart (946 mL) bottle

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.

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SIZE Min Coverage Max Coverage
Quart (946 mL) 75 sq. ft. (7 M²)  

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