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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-09-2004, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By KChurch1
Try this link: ...

Try this link:
http://www.ntc-stone.com/cont.htm

Lippage removal and polishing on white thassos is not a DYI project and not every stone professional can give you the results you may be looking...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-30-2004, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By KChurch1
If the grout is cracked or missing, it needs to...

If the grout is cracked or missing, it needs to be replaced. It best to remove the damaged grout before replacing it with new. If the grout joints are narrow and the grout is the non sanded type,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-29-2004, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By KChurch1
There are slate look a like porcelain tiles that...

There are slate look a like porcelain tiles that would be a hundred times better in a shower application for durability and cleanability. If you insist on slate, I don't recommend it for the floor of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-26-2004, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By KChurch1
Following is a list of cleaners that are safe for...

Following is a list of cleaners that are safe for your stone and normally available where tile is sold (even Home Depot/Lowes) or on the internet:
Stone Tech Professional Revitalizer
Stone Tech...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2004, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By KChurch1
Stone Tech makes a Grout Release that works well...

Stone Tech makes a Grout Release that works well on your stone prior to grouting and won't interfere with sealing afterwards. After grouting I would use Stone Tech BulletProof or Heavy Duty Stone...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-19-2004, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,750
Posted By KChurch1
We've had success with the Bulletproof on various...

We've had success with the Bulletproof on various quartzites. Two or three applications work best.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By KChurch1
Some enhancers are topical coatings... you want...

Some enhancers are topical coatings... you want to stay away from those. You want to use an impregnator/penetrating color enhancer. We can send you a sample of Stone Tech Enhancer Pro to see if it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By KChurch1
You might want to contact HMK to find a...

You might want to contact HMK to find a distributer near you:
http://www.hmkstonecare.com/residential/products/r55.htm

I buy mine at Hard Rock Tools in Anaheim, CA
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By KChurch1
HMK R-55 makes a grout haze remover that is safe...

HMK R-55 makes a grout haze remover that is safe to use on acid sensitive stone like travertine. If cleaning with a good neutral or alkaline cleaner (Klenzall) doesn't work... give the HMK R-55 a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-17-2004, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By KChurch1
I have heard some of my clients mention their...

I have heard some of my clients mention their friends oiling and or waxing their honed limestone and marble countertops. Waxes wear off and oils evaporate and can create a real problem in the future...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By KChurch1
KlenzAll and Oil Stain Remover are excellent. You...

KlenzAll and Oil Stain Remover are excellent. You may need to agitate using a white scrub pad... be careful not to scratch the stone. If you have hard gummy grease splatters sometimes it's helpful to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2004, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By KChurch1
From what I understand, it needs to be reapplied...

From what I understand, it needs to be reapplied frequently.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,182
Posted By KChurch1
They are both good products, but I prefer the...

They are both good products, but I prefer the Stone Tech products. I have been using them in my business for about five years now... I'll use Aqua Mix in a pinch, but I try to keep plenty of Stone...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-15-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,711
Posted By KChurch1
Thank you Steve and Claudia for giving great...

Thank you Steve and Claudia for giving great advice. I kept reading travertine, but thinking Saltillo. The lacquer works better on Saltillo and Slate tiles. I've never used it on travertine, marble,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-14-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By KChurch1
Sounds like a topical coating.

Sounds like a topical coating.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-14-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,711
Posted By KChurch1
The beauty of the Stone Tech Wet Look Lacquer is...

The beauty of the Stone Tech Wet Look Lacquer is that it allows for moisture vapor transmission (allows the stone to breath) and doesn't need to be stripped off between applications. Hopefully...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-14-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,711
Posted By KChurch1
When applying any topical finish it's important...

When applying any topical finish it's important to apply thin coats and allow the each coat to dry very well before applying the next coat. Can you give us the details of how you applied the finish?...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-14-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,701
Posted By KChurch1
You should wait about 10 days for the grout to...

You should wait about 10 days for the grout to cure before using a grout stain and seal. I have a couple gray color grout stains in stock if you are interested. Dolorean Gray and Natural Gray. It's...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-02-2004, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,911
Posted By KChurch1
This is a common moisture, efflorescence, freeze,...

This is a common moisture, efflorescence, freeze, thaw problem with Saltillo and why I don't recommend it's use outside. You may not have a freeze/thaw problem in San Jose, but you do have moisture....
Forum: The Mud Box 10-30-2004, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By KChurch1
We went fishing at Diamond Valley Lake last...

We went fishing at Diamond Valley Lake last weekend... caught the biggest trout ever... for me.... 4.12 lbs... on 2 lb test.... fun, fun, fun! My hubby, daughter and son in law also caught some nice...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,977
Posted By KChurch1
I like the Stone Tech Heavy Duty Stone Sealer for...

I like the Stone Tech Heavy Duty Stone Sealer for grout. I'd wait 12 to 24 hours after cleaning the grout before sealing... a week is way too long... think of how dirty the grout could get in that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-27-2004, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By KChurch1
Some of the concrete stains on the market might...

Some of the concrete stains on the market might work.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-22-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By KChurch1
What kind of sealer did you use? If it's an...

What kind of sealer did you use? If it's an impregnator sealer... you must wipe/buff the excess off the surface before it dries. The remedy for this is normally apply more sealer and buff off...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,597
Posted By KChurch1
Pre-sealing the stone pieces will not prevent the...

Pre-sealing the stone pieces will not prevent the stain from entering the stone from the sides... through the grout. Avoiding the stone all together is recommended.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-12-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,324
Posted By KChurch1
I'd probably try a good alkaline cleaner like...

I'd probably try a good alkaline cleaner like Stone Tech KlenzAll followed by a good acidic cleaner like Stone Tech Restore. If this doesn't bring the grout back to looking like new www.prosoco.com...
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