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  1. What do I use to reattach glass mosaic tiles? Q. I have installed a stained glass wall and pond. The mosaic sits on a mortar base, redguard sealer, then more mortar to level the surface. The glass mosaic is put up with latacrete. All of this is put on to a 8 x 16 block wall. One side is peeling ... Read More
  2. Stone Myths Stone Myths By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com Over the past 20years I have heard many stories about the reasons stone will fail, turn color, fade or what ever. Many of these stories are funny and almost all of them are just plain fals... Read More
  3. Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   Efflorescence - Removal and Prevention   By Frederick M. Hueston www.stoneforensics.com The crystallization of soluble salts in Historic masonry causes severe deterioration of the substrate. This crystallization is called subfl... Read More
  4. Should I use the enhancing sealer followed by regular water based sealer? Q. Should I use the enhancing sealer followed by regular water based sealer? A. No. You will want to use one or the other. If you want to enhance the colors, use an enhancing sealer.   Fred M. Hueston Chief Technical Director www.stoneandtilepros... Read More
  5. How to Remove Bleach-Based Discolorations on Travertine Q. The travertine in my shower was cleaned with a bleach-based cleaning product, causing a stain. Will my travertine need to be replaced? A. Bleach should not cause a stain on travertine. You are probably seeing alkaline etch damage. A stain hap... Read More
  6. My house cleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed? Q. My house cleaning service may have used an acid-based bathroom cleaner on my marble vanity top and caused damage. Can this be fixed? A. If the damaged area is small and not too severe, you can try to fix it yourself with a quality marble polishing... Read More
  7. How to Remove Oil-Based Hairspray Stain on Marble Q. Hi. I watched your youtube video and need advice. I spilled sea salt hair spray on my marble counter and it left a stain. I believe that it is an oil stain. What kind of poultice should I create to remove the stain? A. Natural stone is porous, wh... Read More
  8. How to Remove White Build-up on Marble Q. I have an (intentionally) distressed marble seat in my shower. After years of use, there is a build up of white on top of it. How do I get ride of it? Thanks.   A. White residue on the top of stone can be attributed to several things. Ask thes... Read More
  9. What is the best way to remove ivy and other vines from brick, stone, and masonry walls? Q. What is the best way to remove ivy and other vines from brick, stone, and masonry walls?  A. Ivy growing on the side of a home or building creates a feeling of warmth, reassurance, and interest, however the tendrils or aerial roots can grow into ... Read More
  10. What is the best way to keep a white marble bathtub clean? Q. What is the best way to clean a white marble bathtub? What is the best way to keep it clean? What shampoos and soaps should be used by people in marble bathtubs?   A. The shampoos, soaps, and cleaners you use can damage, stain, or diminish the a... Read More
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