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labell
02-05-2006, 03:53 AM
We had 1200 sf of indian slate installed around our pool. I loved the pale colors of the slate, but the contractor buffed the slate with a buffing machine (we found out later) and then sealed it. The stone now has lots of dark spots where it is higher and was buffed. Is there anything we can do? I hate the blacks and dark reds and deep yellows it brought out. I am distraught! Please help. Labell

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Davestone
02-05-2006, 05:46 AM
Well,the highlighted colors may have come out if he used an enhancing sealer..which is impossible to remove unless you do it mechanically....like using a hammer and chisel to chip off clefts off the face of the stone.You might try...or have a stone man try ..to chip off the high spots to reveal the stone underneath..this could help a lot in toning down the affect of the enhancing sealer.