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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-05-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By claycarson
I don't believe it was sealed. I think...

I don't believe it was sealed.

I think you're right that it's tannins...my mom had told me they stain all kinds of things, like picnic tables, etc .
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-05-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By claycarson
For future cleaning efficiency, the color sealer...

For future cleaning efficiency, the color sealer approach sort of solves that problem. It makes it much easier to clean the grout in the future. Reason he said not to seal it after color sealer is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-04-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By claycarson
Well, you might not like this answer but... ...

Well, you might not like this answer but...

Half inch wide grout joints don't have any really easy way to clean. Sanded grout is not much different in consistency from sidewalk cement in my semi...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-03-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By claycarson
Exterior Granite Stained by Leaves...Any Ideas??

We don't work outdoors much cuz we do marble polishing and such. Customer sent me this photo of a new granite patio stained by leaves.

Short of telling him to cut down all trees and post a 24...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-29-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By claycarson
Also, this is coming from the facility management...

Also, this is coming from the facility management directly, it's not part of a major renovation that an architect is managing. But they have the opportunity to take the funds from the capital budget...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By claycarson
Wellllll....mine best guess is they did the old...

Wellllll....mine best guess is they did the old copy and paste routine and never looked it up.

We've had architects who specified some unusual stuff, called them and asked if they're sure that's...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-27-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By claycarson
Anyone near Boston want to quote this commercial job?

Folks,

We do a fair amount of commercial tile 'maintenance', which includes repair, cleaning and regrouting. Sometimes we do regrouting of quarry tile in commercial kitchens.

Looked at one...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By claycarson
We've used Mapei and other brands grout colorant....

We've used Mapei and other brands grout colorant. Tends to work well in discolored grout situations like this.

It was designed for sanded grout, sticks to rough and scratchy surfaces, like sanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By claycarson
Yeah, I forgot to mention that 'elbow grease' is...

Yeah, I forgot to mention that 'elbow grease' is the other secret ingredient! [emoji16]

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By claycarson
Nick, Can't be sure it's size justifiable...

Nick,

Can't be sure it's size justifiable from the photo, but you may be able to rent a 17 inch floor buffer with an attachment for concrete prepping. We've used one made by Malish called a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By claycarson
It's hard to think of a product that will do what...

It's hard to think of a product that will do what you're looking for.

We do it for a living and it can't usually be reduced to 'wipe this liquid on and it will work'.

Etch removers are often...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By claycarson
Shawn, Not sure, worth a try. If it misses...

Shawn,

Not sure, worth a try. If it misses some spots, then you'll know.

The most common type of sealer, penetrating sealer Is not a thick topical film, it's absorbed inside the stone. It...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-11-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By claycarson
Jeff, I do the same as Tool Guy and Lou said. ...

Jeff, I do the same as Tool Guy and Lou said.

If you wanna dissolve the residue that won't come, I've used acetone with a nylon scrub pad. One pass won't do it, but multiple ones will.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By claycarson
Kris, Something like a pencil liner, very...

Kris,

Something like a pencil liner, very narrow piece. I can visualize it being the border.

But unless you grout over the painted part, (between the marble and the 'bullnose'), the painted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By claycarson
What colinjo and ss3946 said. Only reason to...

What colinjo and ss3946 said.

Only reason to ever use gray thinset is on mosaics if you plan gray grout. Then if you miss a spot it won't stand out.

Be physically careful working on the Kerdi...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By claycarson
By the way, bleach won't hurt stone or grout, we...

By the way, bleach won't hurt stone or grout, we use it all the time

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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By claycarson
Shawn, Manmade tile or natural stone? ...

Shawn,

Manmade tile or natural stone?

Try 50/50 bleach and water spayed on so it has 10-15 minutes of soaking time.

If that reduces the marks dramatically, then it was mold stains....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By claycarson
Since tile manufacturers started trying to move...

Since tile manufacturers started trying to move away from making matching trim like bullnose or radial cap trim, this has become the workaround.

If you don't use a separate trim piece like...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By claycarson
Just finished a job like this. Mr. Tool Guy...

Just finished a job like this.

Mr. Tool Guy made the most important point - acids can 'eat away' at any calcium in a stone. And marble, limestone and lots of river rocks used as shower floor tile...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By claycarson
From the photos, seems like unsanded grout. ...

From the photos, seems like unsanded grout.

You can use the Dremel. As John mentioned, the tricky thing is controlling the wobble on a spinning tool - the grout removal bit can and will scratch...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-05-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By claycarson
We do this type of job all the time. Its...

We do this type of job all the time.

Its been 20 years, so dont be too hard on the grout.

We always regrout the entire wall top to bottom in showers, and do all the walls. Makes a huge...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-05-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,426
Posted By claycarson
I doubt that the hazing will go away on its own...

I doubt that the hazing will go away on its own over time. If it's what I bleeve, it's mechanical, not a surface coating like grout haze that could be 'cleaned away'.

But I'd agree that on darker...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By claycarson
You can have it tested for a few hundred bux and...

You can have it tested for a few hundred bux and consider it a job cost. Takes some of the uncertainty out of the equation.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,579
Posted By claycarson
You can definitely apply Redgard to the wall...

You can definitely apply Redgard to the wall before tiling. We often do the whole wall, doesn't take that long.

For the unflat wall, welcome to tiling. No walls are flat...rumor has it a flat...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-21-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,426
Posted By claycarson
Andrew, 20 linear feet, done well, can be several...

Andrew, 20 linear feet, done well, can be several days on knees. Could all be done in 1 day if there were no issues of quality, but that isn't possible here.

It's difficult to tell from the...
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