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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-19-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
Here's a shot that shows the light reflection...

Here's a shot that shows the light reflection when b4 it was very dull & spotted. It's really hard to see unless your there. Thanks again. Oops. sorry the orientation is not correct - tried to edit...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-16-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
Tool, I was using a soft wet block & wet soaked...

Tool, I was using a soft wet block & wet soaked sandpaper.

I called the owner to confirm thickness and he conveyed to me that the thickness was 1/8" when poured and it shrinks 50% when dry, so...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
Thanks Jeff. I have buffed it out and it...

Thanks Jeff.

I have buffed it out and it seems to be okay now. I do not wish to coat it w anything at this point...Yes, 14-16 mm would almost be like a clear-cast coat on some of those wood...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
Tool Guy Did some more research I...

Tool Guy

Did some more research

I called the manufacturer of the cultured marble and they only install new, no restoration. The owner told me that the gel-coat [clear coat] is .14-.16mm thick...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-14-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By tstex
Yes Kevin it is....thanks Thanks...

Yes Kevin it is....thanks

Thanks ToolGuy...appreciate the info

I'm in the process of buffing out cultured marble and painting the inside of the garage, so now I know what to buy when I get my...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-13-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By tstex
ceramic tile and grout cleaning questions

Hello and Happy New Yr.

We have about 1400 sqft of ceramic tile, which in the kitchen and other heavily traveled areas, has darkened. My wife, daughters and a few others once cleaned the grout...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-13-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
Thank you very much tool guy - I really...

Thank you very much tool guy - I really appreciate your response. tom
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-08-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By tstex
restoring cultured marble

Hello to all and Happy New year

We have 2 bathroom vanities made of cultured marble, about 45' sq ft.

The sheen or luster in some of the places seems to have been worn off when you look at it w...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By tstex
buffing marble

Hello to all,

Is this the forum to discuss how to buff-out an off-white marble? I believe the sealer is gone and now the luster/shine is gone. From an angle, you can see what looks like...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-14-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By tstex
thank you very much Tool-Guy. Will get some...

thank you very much Tool-Guy.

Will get some pics to you soon...I believe that w sun, humidity, rain and airborne materials, over time, it has taken its toll on this area. The grout probably just...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-13-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By tstex
If you need some pic's, pls let me know? ...

If you need some pic's, pls let me know?

Thanks in advance !
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-13-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By tstex
sealing outdoor slate on balcony

Hello and Merry CHRISTmas to all.

I have an outdoor balcony w rough slate that is not covered and faces the east. It needs to be sealed. I have cleaned it 2-3 times and rinsed. That was last...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By tstex
grout discoloration issues/bad application

Hello to all,

We bought our house in 2008 and had interior exterior painting done. What we didn't know the contractor was going to do was put a "coat of something" on about 1700 sq ft of 18 x18...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Sharon, The installation process for the...

Sharon,

The installation process for the pavers were:

-Remove and dig out 10 inches of soil
-Compact 8 inches of concrete binding aggregate stone
-Smooth out 2 inches of sand and Portland...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Holden, Few questions: Can your...

Holden,

Few questions:

Can your Ultracolor Plus FA be installed outside where sun/UV/pollen and mold will be quite prevalent?

Does the Ultracolor Plus FA have to be grouted in w trowel, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Thank you Holden - Yes, the landscape is diverse...

Thank you Holden - Yes, the landscape is diverse w some very light areas and some wider btw pavers, then open areas w in the pavers...I appreciate your follow up and candidness...regards, tom
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Thanks CX and for all the posts combined, which I...

Thanks CX and for all the posts combined, which I have all just re-read.

The travertine is very clean right now after killing mold and power-washing. Now it's time to fill holes while all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Thank you CX...the original install was done by a...

Thank you CX...the original install was done by a contractor...I am not aware of what he used.

My question(s) for seeking advice is to determine not only what polymetric sand should be used, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
filling in cracks and natural travertine depressions

Hello to all,

Have about 1300sqft of outdoor tumbled travertine. Installed in 9/2014 and needed to have the black mold removed..used wet&forget, then power washed.

The polymetric grout that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By tstex
The 2nd and 3rd pictures, the grout definition...

The 2nd and 3rd pictures, the grout definition looks excellent, but the color of the grout is lighter on one side and darker on the other. Not sure if this is a lighting or camera angle thing.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Kevin and CX, thank you. Are the products...

Kevin and CX, thank you.

Are the products you are recommending, do they contain caulk/silicone and grout mixture? I'm looking for something that you would install from a caulk gun, but also have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,209
Posted By tstex
Looking for quality sanded caulk...

Hello to all,

The install below is in our backyard where the grout is missing btw the Austin Stone columns and the tumbled travertine floor. This was completed in Nov of 2014.

Willing to remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By tstex
Thanks Peter...I'm inclined just to caulk and...

Thanks Peter...I'm inclined just to caulk and paint too unless there something radically wrong w that decision
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By tstex
Thank you Peter, pls see my answers below: ...

Thank you Peter, pls see my answers below:

So this is transition from horizontal Hardie soffit to vertical wall covered in stucco? The soffits are horizontal btw the fascia by gutter and stucco...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By tstex
Ok, the first pic is the stucco trim w the soffit...

Ok, the first pic is the stucco trim w the soffit at the top showing a close-up of separation btw soffit and top of stucco trim piece

the next pic a little further back of the same area, but shows...
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