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Unread 04-22-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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limestone maintenance

I just bought a place that has tons of limestone tile in the shower. The previous owner used a cleaner from Home Deport that said it was appropriate for limestone, but it left streaks. Any suggestions on how I can clean my shower correctly? I appreciate any advice.
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Unread 04-22-2015, 10:10 AM   #2
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Hi Laurie, Welcome!

Please post some photos.
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Hello John

Here are 2 photos. One is from part of the shower they used the product on - I hope you can see the streaks in my photo. The affected area is about 5 feet by 6 feet. The other is the part of the shower that they didn't use the product on.

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Hi Laurie

Thanks for the photos!

Is the limestone honed or polished?

What happens to that section of walk when you wipe it down with a wet sponge? Does it darken evenly?

You will either need to strip it, hone it, or poultice it.

Testing will need to be done to establish the next best step.

You may need to employ a stone restoration specialist.

What part of the city do you reside in?
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The stone is polished and it does darken evenly when I wet it down. Sounds like an expensive fix! We're in the city, a little north of downtown
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