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Unread 01-12-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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Quick Antifreeze question

I have a house I looked at today for a friend. They spilled antifreeze on the newly laid stone/slate. The "grout" joints are very non-uniform and about an inch across if that helps any. It looks like cement was used for grout.

When prep-ing the sprinkler system (indoor for fire), they spilled out antifreeze on this and now there are "oily" looking spots on the grout.

No - it had never been sealed. She seems to think that since they use a steam cleaning machine (one of those ones that puts out high temp steam over a terry-cloth towel) to clean the floor that it would pull the sealer out while they were cleaning so she didn't have it done. I thought that a penetrating sealer would still be "penetrated" in the grout. Any comments on that?

The question - what (if anything) can be used to get the antifreeze up? She thinks that as she keeps steaming it with this fancy machine of hers that it will finally come out. I don't think so but, what do I know.

I am going to look at this job tomorrow so a quick (any) response would be great! Thanks.

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Unread 01-12-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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Hold on Shawn, we're workin on it.
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Unread 01-12-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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Unread 01-12-2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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Hi Shawn

I think they will just dry out. If not, I would start with a stone & tile specific high alkaline cleaner such as Stone Tech's KlenzAll. The steamer may also work, but regardless the stone/grout will need to dry out to see the results.
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