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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 sealand with cleaner but the white marks are still there. How do I fix it? A: If your shower is marble or... Read More
  2. A cup of lemonade was left on my marble vanity and leaked. It completely etched the spot - sealer did nothing. Q. A cup of lemonade was left on my marble vanity and leaked. It completely etched the spot - the sealer did nothing to prevent this.A. Unfortunately, no sealer in the world would have done anything to prevent this from happening. Sealers are intende... 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 acidic... Read More
  4. I have a travertine dining room table. What should I do to seal it and how should I clean it? Q. I have a travertine dining room table. What should I do to seal it and how should I clean it?Regarding sealing Travertine, check first to see if you require sealing of your travertine by spilling some clean fresh water on it for 5 minutes. If it d... Read More
  5. 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 substance... Read More
  6. My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed? Q. My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed?Limestone is extremely sensitive to acids and most likely the dull spots are where the acids in the apple juice have now etched the stone. Limesto... Read More
  7. Etching on Italian Marble Q. I have Italian Marble in my foyer and my daughter spilled orange juice on it and etched it. Can it be fixed or does it need to be replaced? A. In most cases, light etching can be fixed by using a marble polishing powder or compound, following the ... Read More
  8. 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 need to... Read More
  9. Marble Top now has rings where glasses were Q. We recently bought a polished marble top bar for our rec room. My daughter had some friends over and the glasses (probably had soda in them) they placed on top of the marble left ring marks on the marble. Obviously the marble has not been sealed, ... Read More
  10. Hard water stains and etching on soapstone I have hard water stains on my soapstone countertops. It is an extremely hard and dense green soapstone, not the softer black and white. The rings and cloudy sponge marks are driving me crazy. My fabricator oiled the countertops and said that the did... Read More
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