thinset error

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by paul730, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. paul730

    paul730 New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Someone was helping us remodel and used thinset as the base and mortar. The pavers are set and we are trying to clean off the excess thinset. Now we realize they should have used mortar. Grooves look good but there is splatters of thinset. Also it is milky on the brick where some had been wiped when wet.

    Ideas? Inside house. :confused:
  2. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Oct 20, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Suggest you post this at where they deal with thinset and tile and mortar.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Try a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water, let it sit, then scrub with a scrubby. If that doesn't work, increase to 100%. is good for tiling questions.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Any homestore or tile place will have an acidic grout/mortar haze remover. It is best used before things set up too long.
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