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Old 04-30-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Saltillo Tile strip and resealing

I have 7 year old saltillo teracotta 12 x 12 tiles through out my home in the country. I ahve just finished remodeling and want to strip and reseal the floor. I need direction. I feel I can do the work as I did the majority of the construction myself and just need the best method thats fast and gets good results. I suspect I'd like a durable sealer to be recommended that doesn't require evacuating the house while it cures.

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Old 04-30-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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Hi Dennis, Welcome!

Depending on the finish of your saltillio, will determine the stripping process. Acrylic finishes can be removed with high alkaline strippers.

Perform a search above for stripping saltillio tile.

Many times this is a job for a professional. If you're up to it, we'll help as much as we can.
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Hi Dennis, Welcome aboard.

We are in the business of helping folks do the work themselves, but once in a while something comes up that should probably be done by a pro.

You will not only need the proper chemicals and plenty of them, but you will also need equipment. On a large floor area this is not a job that is done by hand.

Re-finishing, once the tiles have been stripped and cleaned, is something you can and should do yourself.
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