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  1. How to Remove a Wine Etch on an Onyx Table Q. Someone spilled white wine on my onyx table last night. I wiped it up, but this morning I see that it looks like it penetrated the table and left a dull finish over an area about 15 inches wide. Any suggestions what to do? I have a feeling time i... Read More
  2. How To Remove Polish From Slippery Marble Floor Q. I have polished white marble that is to slippery for the floor what is the best way to take away the polish ? I have not laid the tile yet ? We are planning to lay the floor asap.  A. Your best options are a slip resistance treatment or changing ... Read More
  3. Restoring Silestone and Quartz Kitchen Counters Q. We have a Silestone kitchen counter which has developed some "dulling" in a couple of areas. One was due to someone rubbing to hard with a slightly abrasive cloth and the others are due to the sun shining on the counter. Is there anything/anyone ... Read More
  4. Spa Tile Restoration Q: I had my ceramic tiles acid washed with a mix of 2 parts muriatic acid and 2 parts water. It cleaned up heavy  clacification but tiles remain  smokey  and cloudy. Do I have options to improve the finish other than polishing? Would a bakin... Read More
  5. I spilled a chemical on my Pietra Cardosa countertop, causing it to turn white. How do I restore the color? Q. I have a Pietra Cardosa countertop, and one handprint sized area has turned almost white on the black counter top because of the spilling of a descaling chemical solution that I was using to clean an appliance. If you have any suggestions for how... Read More
  6. Should chemicals or sanding be used to remove marble discoloration caused by grout? Q. We grouted our beautifully installed marble backsplash with Mapei FA+ (color: rain) without sealing it first. It is now grey instead of white. Is there anything I can do to restore the tile to its natural color? I wonder how much the grout color p... Read More
  7. Does travertine pool coping need to be sealed? Can it be dyed? Q. Does travertine pool coping need to be sealed? Can it be dyed? We are not really loving our new travertine pool coping. We love the material but not the color. The stone has a honed finish. We were thinking about putting some kind of dye into... Read More
  8. How do we clean white spots from bird droppings on colored concrete? Q. How do we clean white spots from bird droppings on colored concrete? We have a church under construction with tiles on the floor. Windows hadn't been put in yet, and birds came in. The tiles are left stained white from the droppings. Ther... Read More
  9. What causes spots and ring shaped marks on marble? Q. I have a marble table top with a problem, and I need to get some advice on what may have caused it. There are lots of spots plus a few ring shaped marks. The marks cannot be cleaned off. The table was delivered in pristine condition. Is it possibl... Read More
  10. What do I use to remove chalky stains on my stone? Q. I waxed my stone tile floors with Quick Shine after removing dried up salt from the snow with clear water. It didn't look the best, because I used a cheap wax mop. Then, I put bleach in water to try and remove the wax and got chalky like stai... Read More
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