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Old 04-15-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Replacement for Aqua Mix Renue

Good morning all.
I have some etching on my honed travertine kitchen floors.
Can you please recommend a product / process that will get some of the dullness out of the stone as well as provide a slight shine.

A few older posts recommended Aqua Mix Renue (which has been discontinued).
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #2
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It's hard to think of a product that will do what you're looking for.

We do it for a living and it can't usually be reduced to 'wipe this liquid on and it will work'.

Etch removers are often slightly acidic like polishing powders, so they can 'dig in' a bit. But that means they can dull the surface if applied too heavily, re-creating the original problem.

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Old 04-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #3
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Thank for the reply.
There is no sheen on the floors as of today and I expect their to be some dulling during the cleaning process.

I anticipate that they will need polishing at some point in the near future.
The only immediate issue is that the etching makes them look soiled.

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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If you were to use a topical film finish, I think you’d be forever fighting to apply the stuff to just the dull areas. And if you applied it to the entire floor, it’s such a high-maintenance finish that you’d be unhappy with it. Then unhappy having to strip it.

I’m with Clay that polishing to bring back a microscopically smooth surface is what you want. You may want to consider honing the floor to a duller overall sheen in an effort to keep your floors looking good without the higher maintenance of a higher sheen. As an added bonus, it would save some money over the higher sheen polishing.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks to you both of you for the advice.

Polishing will be the way to go.
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