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  1. How do I care for my newly installed floors? Q. How do I care for my newly installed floors?   A. The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is a detailing job by a properly trained janitor, or a professional stone refinisher. Detailing means deep-cleaning every square in... Read More
  2. How can I tell if my natural stone needs to be sealed? Q. How can I tell if my natural stone needs to be sealed?A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your marble, granite, travertine, or other natural stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then... Read More
  3. Did a stone-safe oil stain remover bleach my quartzite? Q. I used an oil stain remover made for natural stone on my light whitish-gray quartzite to remove a very faint oil ring. I did only one section and the area turned white, almost bleached. From what I could tell, the stain was gone. I contacted t... Read More
  4. 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
  5. How to Remove a Candle Wax Stain on a Stone Fireplace Q. I accidentally left a candle on my wood burner, lit a fire and the wax melted. The candle was on a saucer which collected most of the wax. When I moved the candle and placed it on the hearth, I spilt the wax. After it had cooled down I lifted the ... Read More
  6. How to Remove a Rust Stain on Stone Q. I randomly stumbled on your website. I have a quick question if you’re willing to share advice. I have marble (or it’s quartzite) in my bathroom, and somehow it’s rusting where the faucet is. The stone is changing a rust color. I... Read More
  7. How to Remove Wax From Bluestone Q. How do I remove a candle wax stain on bluestone? A. Here are the full instructions for candle wax stains: To remove candle wax that melted into the pores of the stone: Use a hot clothing iron (preferably one you don’t mind getting wax on) ... Read More
  8. Removing candle wax stain on natural stone Q. Wax from a citronella candle spilled onto my outdoor natural stone bench. Please advise on a remedy to remove this. A. Candle wax can present a few issues. The candle wax that has melted onto the surface and into the pores of the stone and will n... Read More
  9. How to Remove Discoloration Caused by Hair Oil Q.  I have a brand-new bathroom stone vanity and my daughter put her Argan Moroccan hair oil on it (there is a ring where the oil is). What is the best way to remove it? Should I use a de-greaser with a poultice, just a degreaser, or should I use a... Read More
  10. How To Remove Vinegar Stains On Natural Stone Q. I put extremely microwaved hot vinegar and water on my natural stone and let it sit there, thinking it would clean it, but it discolored the stone badly. I imagine the only answer is to replace those tiles. What are your thoughts?    A. The good... Read More
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