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  1. limestone tile cleaner Q. What is the best cleaner to use on limestone floors? The floors in my bathroom are starting to look very dirty, with grayish marks and spots all over. A. It sounds like your floors have been etched -- probably by using an acid based cleaner. Many... Read More
  2. What are those white dots on my white marble? Q. What are those white dots on my white marble?   A. This article, by Frederick M. Hueston, Stone Forensics, provides the answer.Have you ever wondered what those white dots are on white marble? You sometimes see thousands of them in high-traf... Read More
  3. Etched Travertine Dining Room Table Q: We have a travertine dining room table. One of our cats got sick on it the other night. The next morning when we cleaned up the vomit, because of the acid in his stomach, it left a small stain about the size of a dollar bill. Is there a way to ... Read More
  4. What could be causing the musty smell in my brand new limestone laundry room? Q. We are building a new house in South Louisiana. We have a 4-inch concrete slab on the ground. Because we are in a flood zone, we had to build up. So, we have concrete piers and wooden beams that our house actually sits on. We then have 1 1/4" thic... Read More
  5. How To Remove a WD-40 Spot on Limestone Q. I accidentally wiped my limestone fire surround on one side with a cloth that had WD-40. It has discolored  the limestone that is stone in color. The discolored area is a few shades darker. How can I bring it back to the lighter color it should b... Read More
  6. How to Remove Copper Stains on Limestone Q. I am making some improvements to an 87 yr old building with limestone floors. There are some copper stains on the limestone, caused by some moisture and the copper lights bleeding. Please tell me how to clean up this stain. A. Use a soft brush an... Read More
  7. How to Remove Vinegar Stain on Marble and Limestone Q. I believe I have spill marks of vinegar and also some cleaning solution that stained my marble and limestone floors. I need help in which poultice to use.   A. Marble and limestone are calcium-based stones, which means they are sensitive to acids... Read More
  8. How To Remove WD-40 Stain On Unsealed Limestone Q. How would I remove a WD40 stain from an unsealed limestone hearth? A.  To remove WD-40 from unsealed limestone, we recommend the poultice method of stain removal. Mix a good degreaser, which can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe’s, ... Read More
  9. Liquid Plumber Causes Alkaline Etch Damage On Limestone Q. A Liquid Plumber bottle leaked on my beige limestone bathroom floor. It looks like a wet mark. Is there anything I can try to remove stain? It is a heated floor. A. Liquid Plumber is a very high alkaline substance, which leads our stone expert to ... Read More
  10. Can Dye Be Removed From the Limestone Q. Our limestone fountain is dyed on special occasions. The purple dye is penetrating the limestone at the bottom of the wall. How can the purple dye be removed from the limestone? I have tried acid and chlorine. Any suggestions?   A. Thank you fo... Read More
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