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  1. stone bathroom tile Q: I cleaned soap scum off a stone tile shower with vinegar and it made white marks and streaks all over the shower walls. I can remove the sealer with cleaner but the white marks are still there. How do I fix it? A: If your shower is ma... Read More
  2. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? Q. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? A. What you are describing are not stains. They are acid etches. The stone has be... Read More
  3. Is there a product that will remove water rings from a polished marble surface? Q. Is there a product that will remove water rings from a polished marble surface? A. What are commonly mistaken and referred to as water rings are generally etch marks. Etching is actually surface damage caused by a chemical reaction from an acidi... Read More
  4. etch spots on polished travertine Q. Is there any way to bring back the shine of dull spots on polished travertine? The cat threw up and we didn't discover it until the next morning. Then our son sprayed some floor cleaner on it and didn't get it all up so there are dull spots now th... Read More
  5. Can travertine be polished after it has been sealed? We recently had travertine cross cut torren placed in our kitchen foyer and hallway the floor was sealed by the installer. However we would prefer to have more of a shine to the floor then we presently have. Can we, now that the floor is sealed, have... Read More
  6. How do I restore my polished marble? Q. How do I restore my polished marble? It has become very dull. A. Marble is a relatively soft stone. A accumulation of scratches over time can dull the polish. Etching, the whitish marks left after on a stone's surface after an acidic substan... Read More
  7. We have a beautiful set of stone steps leading to our front door. They are polished and very slippery when it rains. Is there any treatment we can apply to make them less slippery? I am afraid someone will fall and break their neck. There are several options for making the steps less slippery.  Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. This can be done by a qualified stone restoration con... Read More
  8. Urine on polished marble near toilet Q. What product of yours will enchance and remove yellow urine stains around toilet...without...having a professional come in? A. This is a question we get quite a bit... well, except for the how to enhance urine stains part. By the way, we don't se... Read More
  9. Getting back that honed, old look on polished marble Q. I recently (last week) had white calacata gold marble installed in my house (2nd home). The marble was SUPPOSED to be honed before they installed it. I am sick...it is very shiny...and I want the dull, old look. Is there any way to achieve this lo... Read More
  10. I accidentially left a bottle of vinegar/water on my marble vanity and it caused some etching. Can I fix this? Q. I accidentially left a bottle of vinegar/water on my polished marble vanity and it caused some etching. Can I fix this? A. Essentially an etch is damage to the stone. If it isn't too severe -- it's not so rough you can feel it with your fingertip... Read More
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