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  1. How To Remove Coffee Stain On Porcelain Tile Q. I spilled some coffee in my tile and it won‘t come off. I tried floor cleaning solution, vinegar and water, vinegar and baking soda, watered bleach, hydrogen peroxide. Nothing seems to work. I am pretty sure it is porcelain tile. Once you c... Read More
  2. How to remove coffee stains from new granite countertops I have new carpet and it got coffee stains. Please help me guide on how to remove coffee stains from my new carpet ? ... Read More
  3. Can Acrylic Be Stripped Off Marble Floors? Q. Can acrylic be stripped off marble floors? A. Yes, acrylic or any sort of topical coating can be stripped off of a marble floor. However, the process can be problematic, so it is not advisable to attempt this as a do it yourself project. Stripper,... Read More
  4. How do I take wax off a travertine floor? Q. How do I take wax off a travertine floor? A. You will need to use an alkaline stripper / degreaser. Be careful to follow the instructions on the label. Fred Hueston Chief Technical Director, SurpHaces President, Stone Forensics... Read More
  5. Is it safe to use acetone to clean the haze off of my granite? Q: I recently had ghibli granite countertops/backsplash installed and noticed a smearing/haze that looks like the granite was not thoroughly cleaned prior to being sealed. I took a rag and acetone and cleaned an area of the backsplash and resealed... Read More
  6. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? Q. We have a polished travertine table where someone spilled salsa. We wiped it off right away but the finish has been dulled. What can we do to repair it? A. What you are describing are not stains, they are acid etches. The stone has been chemical... Read More
  7. Is there a cleaner that will remove the white stains from my marble coffee table? Q. My marble coffee table has white stains that I cannot get rid of. Is there a cleaner to remove them? A. Unfortunately, what you are describing are not stains, they are acid etches. The stone has been chemically etched by the neutralization process... Read More
  8. 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
  9. Concerns About Tile Weight and Floor Collapse Q. How do I know if my 2nd floor bathroom floor is strong enough to handle the weight of tile? There is vinyl on the floor now, obviously tile will add a lot of weight and I don’t know how to check this out.   A. Thank you for sharing your con... 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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