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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-13-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By GeorgeT
cx - Not lost, just truant... old habits are...

cx -

Not lost, just truant... old habits are hard to break:D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Greg - Bulletproof usually performs well...

Hi Greg -

Bulletproof usually performs well on New Venetian Gold. If the stone resists water at first (some beading), I would say another application would finish it.
A thorough sealer...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-15-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,421
Posted By GeorgeT
Linda- Sealers are comprised of the active...

Linda-

Sealers are comprised of the active ingredient (that which creates the repellency) and a carrier (the liquid that 'carries' the active into the stone or masonry).
Carriers are inexpensive...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-11-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,809
Posted By GeorgeT
The question is not whether the existing sealer...

The question is not whether the existing sealer is solvent-based or a water-based but if it is repelling water. If the installed product repels water you can't apply a water-base sealer...it would...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-31-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By GeorgeT
Lisa - The Enhancer Pro has been a...

Lisa -

The Enhancer Pro has been a solvent-based product for at least the last seven years.
If you applied a WB (water-based) enhancer formula recently (5 years or so) the product would be our...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-29-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By GeorgeT
StoneTech Professional does not manufacture a...

StoneTech Professional does not manufacture a topical product designed to be applied over the Enhancer Pro.
I can not say if there are products on the market that might; at this point I have not...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-28-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By GeorgeT
cdbrehm - Changing the color of natural...

cdbrehm -

Changing the color of natural material such as slates can be a difficult issue and testing is always recommended to get an idea of the final appearance of the stone.
StoneTech's...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,391
Posted By GeorgeT
Sealer directions tend to be very similar,...

Sealer directions tend to be very similar, however the active ingredients may be very different.
In this case, Daniel's suggestion of a product that would do both materials was accurate. The...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-28-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,967
Posted By GeorgeT
Glad it came out well. Sweep or vacuum and damp...

Glad it came out well.
Sweep or vacuum and damp mop regularly, wash and rinse with a neutral pH cleaner (ours is called Stone and Tile Cleaner) on occasion. Pick up spills immediately....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,967
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Lashelle - Like John said, testing is...

Hi Lashelle -

Like John said, testing is most important. This is especially true when using enhancing sealers. Anytime you try to alter the color of the natural material you have to try it to see...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-18-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,967
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Lashelle - I would suggest the enhancing...

Hi Lashelle -

I would suggest the enhancing sealer by itself as the most livable surface ...
We do not recommend applying a topical gloss product over the Enhancer Pro. The Enhancer Pro will...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By GeorgeT
Vinn - A deck brush and a good wet-vac will...

Vinn -

A deck brush and a good wet-vac will take the place of the pressure washer indoors. A scrub down with a good alkaline cleaner (ours is KlenzAll) followed by adequate rinsing will most...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,081
Posted By GeorgeT
N - Both are solvents that can work but...

N -

Both are solvents that can work but Lacquer Thinner is the more commonly used of the two. Neither are much fun
The need to reseal will be determined by how hard you wind up cleaning to remove...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,081
Posted By GeorgeT
Nicolas - That could work but I don't advise...

Nicolas -

That could work but I don't advise power tools and Lacquer Thinner unless you have experience at this process ... fumes can be a fire hazard ... scrub brushes and towels to wipe up with...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-10-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,081
Posted By GeorgeT
Nicolas - How long ago was the Enhancer Pro...

Nicolas -

How long ago was the Enhancer Pro applied?
In the first 12 hours or so Mineral Spirits can be used to help loosen and remove stickiness. After that you will most likely have to move to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-09-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By GeorgeT
Andrew - Did you or someone else at one time...

Andrew -

Did you or someone else at one time apply a gloss coating?
If there were the remains of a coating you would need a stripper appropriate for the coating... could be why not much is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,757
Posted By GeorgeT
Robert- With the levels of deterioration you...

Robert-

With the levels of deterioration you describe there may be the need for more help than a sealer.
The Salt Water Resistant Sealer is designed for application on natural stone around your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-25-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,366
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Paul - Heavy Duty Sealer will work on the...

Hi Paul -

Heavy Duty Sealer will work on the materials you've listed. There will be differences in how much product each needs as well as some adjustments to application techniques.

For each...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-21-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,366
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Paul - Like CX said, BulletProof may just...

Hi Paul -

Like CX said, BulletProof may just overkill on some stones. Won't know until we know more about the stone...

Plenty fine products recommended around here, and even more pros willing...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,373
Posted By GeorgeT
Janna - You can achieve different levels of...

Janna -

You can achieve different levels of finish with this process. If you want more luster you work up to higher grits and polishing compounds can be used for even more variations. This process...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-09-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,373
Posted By GeorgeT
Janna - This looks like a place for a floor...

Janna -

This looks like a place for a floor machine, a pad and some honing powder. If 400 grit hand sanding looked acceptable, honing the floor with 400 grit Honing Powder should accomplish at lot...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-05-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,957
Posted By GeorgeT
Chuck - The other DuPont products you...

Chuck -

The other DuPont products you mentioned are actually aimed at different issues and would probably not be as effective as the process Steve outlined. His thought about sealer haze being...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Susan - Steve is exactly right. The only...

Hi Susan -

Steve is exactly right. The only thing I could add would be that there are washing techniques that will help loosen and remove stubborn hazing if the process he has outlined does not...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By GeorgeT
Chivalry cx .... a damsel in distress! how...

Chivalry cx .... a damsel in distress!

how could I not?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By GeorgeT
Hi Claudia - If the floor appearance is...

Hi Claudia -

If the floor appearance is acceptable, don't worry about that. It is the areas with consistent water contact that are the usual problems for a coating type product...which is why we...
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