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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-21-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By teeitup
To determine if you have a topical sealer just...

To determine if you have a topical sealer just take a little acetone or lacquer thinner and put a drop or two on the surface. Rub fairly firmly it with your index finger. Then rub your finger and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 165,631
Posted By teeitup
Thanks PC7060. We have specialized in Mexican...

Thanks PC7060. We have specialized in Mexican Pavers for 32 years. Most guys hate them but we have our own stripper made for us and that along with my guys doing them every day really helps.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 165,631
Posted By teeitup
Here are two pictures of the same area of a...

Here are two pictures of the same area of a Saltillo Paver floor. First is during the stripping process, showing some tiles that have been stripped and some that have not yet been stripped. The...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,015
Posted By teeitup
Take a look at my web page related to stripping...

Take a look at my web page related to stripping Saltillo tile. You need to do it by hand and use a stripper that contains methylene chloride.
http://www.tilesealing.com/saltillo-tile.php
We...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By teeitup
Stripping Saltillo Tile

Hi Ray,
Please do not use any type of machine on your Saltillo tile. Most especially do not use a scrub machine. To understand why take a look at the Saltillo stripping information on my website:...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By teeitup
Thanks CX, I have edited the post. Mike

Thanks CX, I have edited the post.

Mike
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By teeitup
It appears to be a case of moisture vapor...

It appears to be a case of moisture vapor emissions (the force of water evaporating up through the floor.) The vapor pressure is hitting the sealer or wax in the grout joint and lifting it. Your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By teeitup
The acid being referred to here is actually...

The acid being referred to here is actually called sulfamic acid. It is a crystal that is mixed with water. One great advantage to this is that it becomes a saturated solution after approximately 7...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-14-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By teeitup
Kevin, Something else to check out just in...

Kevin,
Something else to check out just in case: If your grout is new and is a darker color you might want to try a smaller spot with less vinegar and use a white buffing pad, it will not harm the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-09-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,473
Posted By teeitup
An unbiased recommendation for you; look at the...

An unbiased recommendation for you; look at the Aqua Mix products. We have been doing this for 30 years and have found their products to work well.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-07-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By teeitup
Steam cleaning definitely does harm to grout. If...

Steam cleaning definitely does harm to grout. If you get a chance take a look at my page within my website that discusses grout cleaning and why not to use a steamer ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-14-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,539
Posted By teeitup
We have often been successful using a high...

We have often been successful using a high quality pencil eraser
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By teeitup
Larry, it appears in the photos that you have...

Larry, it appears in the photos that you have more than just an issue of water spots. Can't say for sure by just photos but it looks like you have some sealer that has actually come off entirely. ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-28-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,749
Posted By teeitup
Yes it will. Focus on the grout and the tile...

Yes it will. Focus on the grout and the tile will be cleaned right along with the grout. Remember GOOD RINSE before anything dries.
http://www.tilesealing.com/grout_cleaning.htm

Good Luck
Mike...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,749
Posted By teeitup
You can look at my website page on grout cleaning...

You can look at my website page on grout cleaning to see how we do it. The most important think is a good rinse before your soap and water can dry.
http://www.tilesealing.com/grout_cleaning.htm
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By teeitup
You for sure need to prep. We've been using Aqua...

You for sure need to prep. We've been using Aqua Mix grout colorant for 25 years. With prep it is good enough that we give a guarantee for as long as the owner owns the home. If you call me at 949...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,528
Posted By teeitup
stripping saltillo

We have been in the business of stripping and resealing Mexican Pavers for over 28 years. I can say without a doubt that we have stripped more pavers than anyone in the U.S. I am stating this not...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,933
Posted By teeitup
Lori, We have been in the business of...

Lori,

We have been in the business of sealing tile and grout for 28 years. I can tell you beyond a doubt the what Tool Guy said about a penetrating sealer is absolutely correct.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-08-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 38,946
Posted By teeitup
There may be a grout haze left on the tile. Try...

There may be a grout haze left on the tile. Try some straight vinegar in one small out of the way spot. When you put the vinegar on in about a 2 inch circle see if you see any foaming. If you do...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,826
Posted By teeitup
Loved your comment about too much water in the...

Loved your comment about too much water in the rinse procedure. We recolor at least 75 NEW grout jobs per year. I am convinced that the problem is latex migration. Often on the tans and light...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-30-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,241
Posted By teeitup
One more thing, if you are using an acid based...

One more thing, if you are using an acid based product be sure to remove the metal grill over your drain, acid will remove the plating on the metal.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,024
Posted By teeitup
If you follow all safety precautions, a methylene...

If you follow all safety precautions, a methylene chloride based paint stripper will most likely do it in one application. But use care, these products used improperly can hurt you or do damage to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By teeitup
Liz, We have specialized in pavers for 26...

Liz,
We have specialized in pavers for 26 years, and I can tell you for sure that Dave is correct in his advice for you. You will get some differing opinions from some folks but they are probably...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-21-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,351
Posted By teeitup
It is probably not possible to chemically remove...

It is probably not possible to chemically remove your polyurethane finish with a commercially available stripper. I hate to tell someone that they should remove pavers due to the finish, but that is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By teeitup
I agree with Davestone keep the pressure no more...

I agree with Davestone keep the pressure no more than 1500 but also make sure you don't see clay residue in the water run off. If you do turn the pressure down. Also as a way to clean with lowest...
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