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  1. How do I remove a plumbers putty stain from my marble countertop? Q: Looks like my installer got plumbers putty on my brand new unsealed natural stone sink, leaving spots or smudges. Any way to remove therm? A: They can be removed with a technique called poulticing. You will need to use a strong solvent such ... Read More
  2. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles? Q. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles?A. One quick and effective way of filling holes in honed travertine is to squeeze some almond-colored caulking material in them. Fill in excess, push the filler in as deep as possible wit... Read More
  3. Juice Stain on Pietra Cardosa Q. Hi, there are gray spots where lime juice spattered on my pietra cardosa counters. How can these spots/stains be removed? A. What you are describing are etch marks as a result of the acid from the juice. If the damage is very severe, you'll ... Read More
  4. 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
  5. How to remove calcium build-up on headstone Q: How would I get rid of calcium buildup on a headstone? The primary surface is polished and where the engraving is it is rough. The calcium from the hard water has caused a buildup, especially in the rough area. What should I use to get the ca... Read More
  6. How do I clean the hard water marks in my Travertine shower? Q: My 6 month old shower has a travertine shower pan and a combination of ceramic and travertine tile on the walls. There are hard water marks all over the tile and on the fixtures and I need to get them off. I have already tried some of the rec... Read More
  7. 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 subflorescence. These salt... Read More