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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-17-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 169,067
Posted By doitright
Hi Jeff :) Mapei always suggests doing a...

Hi Jeff :)

Mapei always suggests doing a mock up to verify if scratching will occur on sensitive materials.

If Flexcolor CQ doesn't work, you can consider Ultracolor Plus FA, but remember this...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-16-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By doitright
Hi Henry :) How long ago was your stone...

Hi Henry :)

How long ago was your stone installed? Is it polished or honed? If there were dark spots on the stone and now they are light after cleaning, more than likely your marble is etched and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By doitright
Hi Deric, Welcome! :) It sounds like...

Hi Deric, Welcome! :)

It sounds like everything you did so far is OK, except for a minor deviation in your preslope. The minor divot can be filled with Mapei Mapecem Quickpatch...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-27-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 38,821
Posted By doitright
Hi Guys :) Trying to join forum, and all I...

Hi Guys :)

Trying to join forum, and all I get is a response that it's not a public forum. Well dah! :D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-27-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By doitright
Hi Kevin :) Do not exceed 2,000 rpm. ...

Hi Kevin :)

Do not exceed 2,000 rpm.

You'd be surprised how much shaping and polishing you can do with sandpaper.

A marble polishing compound will always help "pop" the final shine.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-22-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By doitright
Hi Laurie :) Thanks for the photos! :tup1: ...

Hi Laurie :)

Thanks for the photos! :tup1:

Is the limestone honed or polished?

What happens to that section of walk when you wipe it down with a wet sponge? Does it darken evenly?

You...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-22-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By doitright
Hi Laurie, Welcome! :) Please post some...

Hi Laurie, Welcome! :)

Please post some photos.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By doitright
Hi Ben :) It looks like moisture wicking to...

Hi Ben :)

It looks like moisture wicking to me.

Is the marble polished? If so, it will take longer to dry out.

If you decide to poultice, please TEST first. The poultice may initially...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-24-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By doitright
Hi Justin :) HMK P24...

Hi Justin :)

HMK P24 (http://www.hmkstonecare.com/products/p24.htm) is an excellent stone soap. It quickly develops a soft sheen patina, and works great on acid sensitive stones. Depending on a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-24-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,705
Posted By doitright
Hi Kerrie :) What a horrible response from...

Hi Kerrie :)

What a horrible response from your builder. Hopefully none of the subcontractors will be filing a lien on your house because of nonpayment. :eek:

I never like to attempt to grind...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By doitright
Hi Philip :) Are you looking for a specific...

Hi Philip :)

Are you looking for a specific look? :shades:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,058
Posted By doitright
Hi John :) Here's a YouTube video of a...

Hi John :)

Here's a YouTube video of a similar process that we use for both the stone and the grout. After this process you may not even need to apply grout colorant to the grout, just seal...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-09-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,294
Posted By doitright
Hi Ann :) I wouldn't hesitate to use the...

Hi Ann :)

I wouldn't hesitate to use the Aqua Mix Grout Colorant in your case. Find a color that you like from any one of the major grout manufacturer. Go to the link at the bottom of this page...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,900
Posted By doitright
Hi Dave :) Thank you for posting back!...

Hi Dave :)

Thank you for posting back! :tup2:

Water in / water out shower systems are designed to do just that. Since you didn't use a dry pack, you can expect this to happen in another 10...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By doitright
Hi Jaan, Welcome! :) Once we see a photo, we...

Hi Jaan, Welcome! :)

Once we see a photo, we may be able to help you.

I'm not familiar enough with iPhones to give you any other further advice on posting those photos, other than what CX has...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By doitright
Hi Ray :) I'm not familiar with that tile. I...

Hi Ray :)

I'm not familiar with that tile. I can post it to another resource I have.

Can you also post a photo of the top of the tile?

I would do some TESTing with the sealer. I don't see it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,058
Posted By doitright
Hi Justin :) I don't suggest purchasing a...

Hi Justin :)

I don't suggest purchasing a steam cleaner for cleaning your stone & grout.

Where in Chicago are you located?

I have a friend that I work with who has a truck mount (in his...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By doitright
Hi Rick :) I also can't see the brownish...

Hi Rick :)

I also can't see the brownish stain near the drain. Do you have any before & after closeups of the area you worked on? :shades:

Is this marble honed?

Please don't use vinegar to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By doitright
Hi Erica, Welcome! :) Your first step will...

Hi Erica, Welcome! :)

Your first step will be to remove the grout haze. Most products used to accomplish that will break down the sealer, so there is no need to worry what product you use in the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,058
Posted By doitright
Hi John :) Can you post a photo of the floor...

Hi John :)

Can you post a photo of the floor you're want to restore?

I would TEST clean an area of the stone and grout with a tile and stone specific high alkaline cleaner. Depending on the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,294
Posted By doitright
Hi Ann :) Both Aqua Mix Grout Colorant and...

Hi Ann :)

Both Aqua Mix Grout Colorant and Color Clad are excellent choices.

To my knowledge Color Clad requires purchasing a kit of the colors to mix. It doesn't come premixed. Aqua Mix can be...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-01-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,619
Posted By doitright
Hi Steve :) Do you plan on addressing the...

Hi Steve :)

Do you plan on addressing the lippage? :shades:

200 grit will not remove lippage, but 120 metal bonds (and some added weight to the machine) may if the lippage isn't too severe....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-01-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 92,979
Posted By doitright
Hi Justin :) Nice looking work! What...

Hi Justin :)

Nice looking work!

What product did you use on the Antique French Tiles?

The last one I did I experienced breaking down the shell of the factory baked finish. That required...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-31-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By doitright
Hi Ray :) If these are in fact through body...

Hi Ray :)

If these are in fact through body unglazed polished porcelain tiles, you will benefit from sealing them. You'll want to use a impregnating sealer that is meant to be used with a dense...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-31-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,619
Posted By doitright
Hi Steve :) I'm not familiar with that...

Hi Steve :)

I'm not familiar with that particular pad. I'm sure they'll work fine if you eliminated the lippage. If not, you will experience picture framing when only using a flat pad.

Have you...
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