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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Stone Dude
The CEX 100 is a semi concentrate. You can cut it...

The CEX 100 is a semi concentrate. You can cut it up to 2:1 with mineral spirits. So 2 quarts mineral spirits and one quart CEX 100. This will cover 1200 square feet of travertine. That is what we...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By Stone Dude
depends on how deep the etch is. If you cannot...

depends on how deep the etch is. If you cannot feel it, a polishing compound by itself will likely make it go away. If you can feel it, it will need to be honed first, either with sandpaper or...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-23-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By Stone Dude
This just looks like mineral deposits from...

This just looks like mineral deposits from standing water, not efflorescence.

Restore is acidic, but I am not sure how strong it is, it may not be strong enough. It is reacting with the deposits...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-13-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Stone Dude
You need to remove the excess with any...

You need to remove the excess with any impregnating sealer or enhancer, otherwise the remaining stuff on the surface will cure and be a smeary, film-generating mess.

Although some will if not...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By Stone Dude
I would leave it alone. I think the wet...

I would leave it alone.

I think the wet look is the most misunderstood term. wet can either be dark, or shiny. Enhancers are not meant to add a sheen, they are meant to enrichen the natural color...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-12-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Stone Dude
MB-21 is an enhancer and impregnating sealer. As...

MB-21 is an enhancer and impregnating sealer. As long as you biff the excess from the surface before it's cured, it will not add a shine.

You can seal before the grout IF: 1. You don't want the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-08-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Stone Dude
Shorebest is a great cleaner

Shorebest is a great cleaner
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stone Dude
vinegar is an acid, and most acids are oxidizers...

vinegar is an acid, and most acids are oxidizers and will cause, or accelerate oxidation. If there is ferrous metal in the stone, you may be able to remove some of it from the top with acid, but...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Stone Dude
We used to use Phosphoric acid from Aquamix, but...

We used to use Phosphoric acid from Aquamix, but they replaced it with a substitute that doesn't work that well. We use that, or a very dilute hydrochloric acid. Quick Clean from Stone Pro.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stone Dude
If it is coming from the slate, which is most...

If it is coming from the slate, which is most likely is, there is no real way to stop it. It is what it is. It leaches into the grout and turns it orange.

I would find a rust remover and test it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,277
Posted By Stone Dude
The Color Clad is available in pints, half...

The Color Clad is available in pints, half gallons and full gallons. One pint will do approximately 800-1000 square feet of grout on 16-18 inch-ish tiles, depending on the grout joint.

Unless...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Stone Dude
using acid on grout will basically erode or eat...

using acid on grout will basically erode or eat away a very fine layer of grout. this opens the pores and gives the grout more bite for the color seal to bond. When grout cures after installation, it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Stone Dude
I'll send you a PM

I'll send you a PM
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-02-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Stone Dude
That is Jura Grey limestone. Soft and fairly...

That is Jura Grey limestone. Soft and fairly porous, but dense for a limestone. Its not uncommon to see some signs of moisture in the stone when there is no problem with the pan, but there shouldn't...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-26-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Stone Dude
I am a distributor for Samich/Klindex. We use the...

I am a distributor for Samich/Klindex. We use the Stone Soap regularly. I though the same thing in the beginning, but it does work very well. 1 oz to a gallon ONLY. Any more and it will leave...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,690
Posted By Stone Dude
I don't know if naptha would be okay or not.

I don't know if naptha would be okay or not.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-14-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,690
Posted By Stone Dude
Quartzite, especially gauged tiles, is very...

Quartzite, especially gauged tiles, is very porous. Like John said, if you use the wrong thing, it can actually carry the stains deeper. Normally I would recommend mineral spirits, but because of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Stone Dude
stains from iron in the stone is essentially...

stains from iron in the stone is essentially surface rust. It would be orange/brown in color. I don't see anything like that here.

What you have is simple water penetration. It could be from a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-07-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,042
Posted By Stone Dude
I would absolutely not leave the resin there and...

I would absolutely not leave the resin there and try to buff it down. That is specifically why I scrape it before it cures 100% Trying to buff it down with a machine after is a nightmare.

If you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,277
Posted By Stone Dude
Colorclad offers a starter kit, but you dont have...

Colorclad offers a starter kit, but you dont have to buy a whole kit. You can purchase individual colors.

I am not as familiar with the aquamix stuff as John is
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By Stone Dude
How recent is the installation?

How recent is the installation?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,042
Posted By Stone Dude
If you don't want to deal with smelly resin, then...

If you don't want to deal with smelly resin, then you won't get the same look or durability, but you can get close.

The way a lot of factories fill the travertine is they use a special liquid...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By Stone Dude
That sounds like the best way, honestly. Keep it...

That sounds like the best way, honestly. Keep it simple and focus on one task at a time. The floor is pretty dirty, but doesn't look like it's in terrible condition.

Most floors get dirty like...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-01-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By Stone Dude
For simplicity I would stick with sanded grout,...

For simplicity I would stick with sanded grout, if there is enough room for it to bond. It has a lot more body and shouldn't shrink. You could probably use a little add mix.to help it stick a little,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By Stone Dude
The bigger the holes, the more the grout will...

The bigger the holes, the more the grout will shrink when you fill it. On top of that, the more acrylic you add, the more it will shrink and crack in big holes. The acrylic add mix is great, up to a...
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