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Unread 11-06-2022, 01:42 PM   #1
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Porcelain tile damaged by vinegar

My husband and I laid a matte finish wood-looking porcelain tile floor in our great room/kitchen about 10 years ago. The dark brown color goes all the way through the tile but the additional colors to make it look like wood do not. It is also unglazed and I would assume not sealed.
Last week I sat a bucket of concentrated vinegar water (not even 50% vinegar) on my tile and later noticed several spots where the water had splashed out and removed part of the color.
Is there a way I can add the color back to the tile? Perhaps faux painting/staining and then sealing the color in? Is there a stain that is penetrating?
I have some experience in this area. I have stained concrete and I have faux painted the edge of concrete to look like thicker slate.
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Hi Nancy,

I can't help you with faux painting, but if there are extra tiles that would be the way to fix it.
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Odd, have ya scrubbing it out with baking soda??
If not some wood stain, grout stain, lacquer paint, nail polishes or colored sharpies can get ya squared away for a bit as a hack.
Replacement is the non band aid way about it.

Or take some more vinegar and try etching out the drops to blend ‘em out a bit
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Unread 11-27-2022, 12:43 PM   #4
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Thank you CaliGrown I will try the stains/markers you suggested.
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