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  1. How do I treat an organic and inorganic stain? Q. How do I treat an organic and inorganic stain?A. The chemical of choice for both Organic and Inorganic stains is Hydrogen Peroxide (30/40 volumes, the clear type – available at your local beauty salon. The one from the drugstore is too weak... Read More
  2. I have Ubatuba granite & it is filmy, looks dull & leaves water spots on it when I wipe it. How can I fix this? Q.  I have Ubatuba granite & it is filmy, looks dull & leaves water spots on it when I wipe it. How can I fix this? A. It is not the stone itself that is the problem but something on the surface of the stone. You may have either a... Read More
  3. How do I apply a poultice to remove a stain? Q. How do I apply a poultice to remove a stain?A. How to Make and Apply a Poultice: Before you attempt to remove a stain, it is extremely important to know what has caused it. If you don't know, you may want to consult a stone specialist. There are... Read More
  4. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone? Q. Can you please provide some definition of Sealer for Stone?A. Excellent question! For starters, when referring to stone, the word sealer is wrong. Well, technically it is not, but the reason why I said that it is wrong is because sealers for ston... Read More
  5. Can enhancing sealing be removed? Q. The installer of my granite countertop used a color enhancing and impregnating sealer.  I wish he would have asked if I wanted the deepened color. Is there any way to return the granite to the original color and then reseal with non enhancin... Read More
  6. Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com The crystallization of soluble salts in Historic masonry causes severe deterioration of the substrate. This crystallization is called subfloresc... Read More
  7. Can you polish Mexican pavers? Q. Can you polish Mexican pavers? A. No. Mexican pavers typically have a patina applied at the factory. This patina is very thin and any attempt at polishing could remove it. I would recommend if you want it to shine apply a topical coating made for... Read More
  8. How to remove white spots on marble Q. I recently washed the mirrors about the marble or granite tiles with vinegar. Now there are spots on the tiles. Is there a way to remove these? It feels a little rough on the top of the spots as if the coating came off a bit. What can I do? A. T... Read More
  9. How do I clean my travertine and granite counters? Q: We are preparing our house for sale and have installed beautiful granite counters in the kitchen, and what our installer tells us is Travertine in the bathroom on a ready-made cabinet. The granite was professionally sealed and is a wonderful addit... Read More
  10. Possible silicone stain on Blue Macauba slab Q: We made a Blue Macauba conferance table out of 2cm slab. We installed 3/4" plywood on the back of the table with clear silicone spots. This table was in our shop for over a month before we crated it up to ship across the country. The owner ended u... Read More
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