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How important is it for a poultice to dry thoroughly?

It is very important. If the poultice is removed while it is still wet it may not draw the stain from the stone. The drying action is what causes the stain to be removed. TIP If you remove the poultice from the stain before it completely dries and... Read More

I have a granite kitchen counter top that is uneven. The top is made up of two slabs. The slabs are uneven where they join at the grout line. Can I grind the slab and even it out and more importantly can I match the existing shine?

You can grind the uneven counter flat but, I would first check to see why the slabs are uneven. It is possible that the plywood under the slabs has shifted or the granite was installed uneven. Check to make sure the slabs are secure. After the... Read More

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

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

Can a impregnator be over-applied?

Yes. To properly apply an impregnator it is important that the stone is thoroughly saturated with sealer. If too much sealer is applied it will puddle on the surface. This excess should be removed, otherwise it will dry and form a sticky residue. If... Read More

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