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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

How do I apply an impregnator to a vertical wall surface?

The best way to apply to a vertical wall is to use a roller, cloth or lambs wool applicator. Thoroughly saturate the applicator in sealer and apply to wall from the bottom up. Continue to apply making sure to thoroughly saturate the surface. This may... Read More

Can an impregnator be used to waterproof stone?

No. Be careful, the idea of an impregnator is to make the stone water resistant, not waterproof. In order to make the stone waterproof we would need to completely block the pores of the stone. If this is desired I would recommend a topical coating.... Read More

We have a beautiful set of stone steps leading to our front door. They are polished and very slippery when it rains. Is there any treatment we can apply to make them less slippery? I am afraid someone will fall and break their neck.

There are several options for making the steps less slippery. Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. Option 2. Slip tape can purchased at your hardware or home... Read More