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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-16-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By MDS
CEX100.com New generation of siloxane enhancer....

CEX100.com
New generation of siloxane enhancer. 100% solids but on trav you should cut it 50% with odorless mineral spirits. Very low to no sheen.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,399
Posted By MDS
Before you rip it out you should try to color...

Before you rip it out you should try to color seal it. If the grout is a little recessed and the pebbles are not porous it will be easy. ColorClad was literally formulated from day one to stick to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-10-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By MDS
Did you use any grout additive or just mix with...

Did you use any grout additive or just mix with plain water?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By MDS
What grout did you use?

What grout did you use?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-29-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By MDS
You said it was kind of "wearing off". Think of...

You said it was kind of "wearing off". Think of it as a layer of rust. Try steel wool or an aggressive type of nylon pad you can find at a shop that caters to auto body repair.

Remember I am just...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By MDS
If it was indeed metallic copper on the surface...

If it was indeed metallic copper on the surface of the tile they may have treated it with an acid to get a blue-green patina, which turned black over time. That would explain why the paint stripper...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By MDS
Sealers Choice Gold will be fine for your...

Sealers Choice Gold will be fine for your application.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By MDS
Silicone based sealers are great water repellents...

Silicone based sealers are great water repellents but are not as good as fluoropolymers at releasing organic stains. If tree sap is your main concern, and the stone is not very porous then I would go...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-24-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,197
Posted By MDS
If you do decide to seal the marble (I'm in the...

If you do decide to seal the marble (I'm in the camp that says you should) I would recommend you do not use the sealers you mentioned, or any based on similar chemistry (silane/siloxane). While they...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By MDS
A penetrating sealer is a water repellant not...

A penetrating sealer is a water repellant not waterproofing. While it can block the migration of liquid water through the grout itself it cannot stop water from passing through even hairline cracks...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By MDS
Bulletproof will leave a waxy, greasy film on the...

Bulletproof will leave a waxy, greasy film on the surface if allowed to dry on the surface. Tougher than most to remove. Re-emulsify, white scrub pad followed by terry cloth towel should do the trick.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-17-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By MDS
Bulletproof is a good sealer. Kudos for finding...

Bulletproof is a good sealer. Kudos for finding it locally for under $100/gallon.

I'm a little worried about that stone though. Many will contend that good travertine does not absorb any sealer...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-13-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By MDS
F-721 is a penetrating flouropolymer sealer that...

F-721 is a penetrating flouropolymer sealer that will provide a great seal with no color change. Water based sealers are fine for the first coat but if you want a second coat it would need to be...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-08-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By MDS
That floor would be quite easy to re-color (look...

That floor would be quite easy to re-color (look at the "Small Tile" video on Club.ColorClad.com). The important part is the preparation. If an acid cleaner did not seem to help then there is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-17-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By MDS
It might be too late to extract a stain. Epoxies...

It might be too late to extract a stain. Epoxies soften at around 150°F. The steam cleaner may have locked in any stain/mildew etc.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,949
Posted By MDS
Dave, The term "sealing" is rather general...

Dave,

The term "sealing" is rather general and can cover a number of different products and/or results. Based on your comment it sounds like you had a topical sealer on the floor before and want...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,949
Posted By MDS
Why do you want to put oil on it?

Why do you want to put oil on it?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,229
Posted By MDS
First off, that "recipe" is an old internet...

First off, that "recipe" is an old internet prank. When you mix baking soda and vinegar you will get an instant reaction and a foamy mess (the old science project volcano simulation),

Soap scum is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-19-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,463
Posted By MDS
I would agree strongly with the Moderator on this...

I would agree strongly with the Moderator on this one, a clear laquer on a stone floor is usually a choice ultimately regretted There are products developed specifically for stone to do what you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-12-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By MDS
My advice would be learn to love it. Enhancing is...

My advice would be learn to love it. Enhancing is generally a one way street.

On a floor you might be able to strip out some of it with enough chemicals, dwell time, heat, etc. On a backsplash I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By MDS
Not generally a big fan of the stuff but you can...

Not generally a big fan of the stuff but you can find grout sealer in an aerosol can in the big box stores. Not a top grade sealer but good enough for a shower ceiling I would think.

I had a can...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-07-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,147
Posted By MDS
Justin is right, both Enrich N Seal and Ager are...

Justin is right, both Enrich N Seal and Ager are great enhancers, but both are quite flammable. You can get the same or better results with CEX100 (http://cex100.com), a 100% siloxane...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-18-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By MDS
I've only seen Shark Grip as a dry powder to be...

I've only seen Shark Grip as a dry powder to be added to other coatings. Is there a coating called Shark Grip too?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By MDS
John is right, there are many different kinds of...

John is right, there are many different kinds of sealers based on silicone chemistry. My concern would be that tire dressing would most likely attract and hold dirt more so than a grout sealer that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-17-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,198
Posted By MDS
Justin, The application process for...

Justin,

The application process for ColorClad is the same as Grout Perfect. Pretty much all of the color seals on the market handle in a similar manner, with slightly different dry times....
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