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I applied a water based penetrating sealer to a marble floor and it left a very thin film on the surface that has a rainbow color to it. I have tried everything to remove it and it won’t budge. How can I remove this film?

This is a common problem with water based impregnators that contain sodium methylsiliconate. The film can only be removed by re-polishing the floor with polishing powder and a buff colored pad. If the film is real thick it may need to be honed off.... Read More

I have a maintenance account that has twelve mens restrooms that all contain a white Italian marble. There is a constant problem with urine stains at the base of all the urinals. What, if anything, can I apply to the marble to keep it from staining?

There are numerous products on the market that will repel water and oil. Unfortunately urine is an acid and currently there is no product on the market that will repel acid. My advice would be to apply a good quality oil-repellent impregnator and to... Read More

We just sealed our marble tile with a water-based sealer. There is now a light, rainbow-like film on the surface of the tile. I have used every cleaner I could purchase to try get it off, but it won’t budge. Any suggestions?

The sealer has left a hard silicone residue on the tile’s surface. To remove the excess silicone, the tile will have to be scrubbed with an abrasive cleaner. Several kitchen-type abrasive cleaners are available which will remove this film. If... Read More

Can I speed up the drying time of a silicon impregnator?

Several fans place on the stone will help speed up the drying and curing time. Turning the air conditioner down low will also help speed the drying process. Regardless of the drying time, most silicon based impregantors will continue to cure for a... Read More

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