Black Granite Fading - Doctored Stone
Black Granite Fading By Frederick M. Hueston I have received numerous calls lately concerning the fading of black granite countertops. The most common complaints seem to be on Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Zimbabwe Black and a few others. I have... Read More
Stained Absolute Black Granite
Q: I’m getting ring stains on my honed Absolute Black Granite that is a year old. We’re careful about oil or anything acidic getting on the granite, and it seems all stains present themselves in the form of ring. Please advise as... Read More
Have you ever heard of Doctored Travertine?
Q: In India, I have heard that Travertine stone is doctored by adding a substrate to the base of another hard cheaper stone. How can I know whether it is so without breaking it? A: Many of the black granites from India are darkened with dyes, but to... Read More
Why does black granite fade?
Q. Why does black granite fade? A. The answer is, black granite should not fade. Black granite imported from Asia is sometimes doctored with dyes and oils to darken the surface. The fading is nothing more than the dyes and oils being removed. Yo... Read More
Can one re-dye or darken Black Galaxy granite?
Q. Can one re-dye or darken Black Galaxy granite? Acetone did not remove any black coloring only a grey slurry during the honing process. A. Contact Tenax at Tenaxusa.com and ask them about Tpox dye. A sealer will need to be applied after the dye ha... Read More