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godblsmnymkr 10-20-2019 04:39 PM

Possible to unseal marble tile?
hey guys. I bought marble mosaic tile and installed it in my bathroom. i did a test spray on some tile not on the wall with this sealer and it turned out fine. i then put it on all my tile on the wall.

after i did 2 coates and wiped it off it left the tile looking like it does when its wet. basically takes all the color out of the tile and the colored pieces to the tile look really bad.
this is the tile i used. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Jeffrey-...9615/203485321
is there anyway to remove that product from my tile to return it to its natural state? ty!

Davy 10-20-2019 05:24 PM

The sealer is doing it's job. I've never known a way of reversing the enhancing but you might call Customs to see what they have to say. Or maybe someone else knows and will chime in.

godblsmnymkr 10-20-2019 06:29 PM

https://www.tileshop.com/products/su...1-quart-220029 wonder if this would work

MAPEI - Technical Service 10-21-2019 08:24 AM

Aaron, I can’t speak for other sealer manufacturers, but I can tell you that the enhancing/enriching effect is considered permanent with our products. You could try a good sealer and coating stripper and see what it does, but I’m not incredibly hopeful in this situation unfortunately.

godblsmnymkr 10-21-2019 12:31 PM


installation guide says cannot be reversed. i guess i'll apply another coat to blen in all the blotchiness on the colored tile. thanks guys

katilicous 11-30-2019 11:55 PM

Is this tile flat or is it like a ledger stone? If it's flat and not polished you can hone or grind or sand the surface to remove the color enhancing look . It's an impregnating sealer but marble is denser stone and usually it only impregnates into the stone a little . If you are getting blotchy results it could be that your walls weren't wiped down and a grout and or mortar haze is on the surface of the stone.
The guide always says enhancers cannot be removed but if you call Customs they might have a trick besides honing that will take away the enhancing look. Don't add more if you don't like the look.

John Bridge 12-02-2019 09:41 AM

I agree with Holden and your installation guide. It seems to be a water-base sealer, and I know for a fact it can't be reversed. Sorry.

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