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Unread 05-07-2018, 07:45 PM   #1
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Slate maintenance and coating

We have random mixed 6” to 16” rectangular slate tiles in the entryway to the house, so it gets a good amount of wear. The previous owners (30 years ago) put some kind of bullet proof sealer on the slate. It’s still got a little bit of shine still left to it, it looks like some kind of polyurethane or maybe a marine sealant. They did the hardwood floors with a marine sealant and the flooring guys had a rough time sanding it off. That was last years’ project.
Anyway, I REALLY don’t want to tear it out as I know me; it’ll become a major project involving planing and sistering joists and new subfloor and will go on and on. Mrs. Jeff would be happy with just cleaning the surface goop off it.
Any thoughts of what to use to clean it off? I’m concerned that aggressive abrasive will start the slate delaminating. I’ve tried lacquer thinner, xylol, paint thinner, and denatured alcohol on it. Nothing even seems to get some haze on it. The grout has got to go, but that’s kind of straightforward.
Suggestions welcome.
And don’t ask about how the bathroom’s going...I’ve offloaded the fight with the cabinet mis-maker to the lawyer. Nuf said.
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I’m getting a little bit of a mixed signal here. Is the goal to remove the dirt and be happy or to remove the surface coating and apply a new surface coating?

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Sorry about the mixed signals. The goal is to remove the coating. I know it’s a hard question, not knowing what the coating is.
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Miracle Sealants makes a good stripper, HD sells it.
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I’ll pick some up over the weekend and give it a shot. Thanks.
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