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Holiday Entertaining – And Wine Spills on Granite or Marble Counters

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you may be concerned about how to protect your natural stone surfaces from the inevitable spills that occur during festive gatherings. Well, with just a a few professional stone care products, you can rest … Continue reading

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How to Remove Stone Sealers

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “How do I remove an existing stone sealer?” There are Two Answers to this question that first require a question to be answered: Do you know the Brand Name? Is it … Continue reading

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When is a Topical Acrylic Sealer right for your Natural Stone?

We receive many requests for information about using a “High Gloss Sealer” on slate flooring. Most of the time we discourage this type of sealer mainly because it requires more maintenance, but also, it can often look unnatural. Following is … Continue reading

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Love Your Granite Countertops ~ Valentines Day Special Discount

V A L E N T I N E   S P E C I A L     Pamper your favorite Granite, Marble, and all Natural Stone Surfaces with Professional Grade Cleaners and Sealers from HMK Stone Care. Use … Continue reading

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I Saw it on the Internet…so it must be TRUE??

Cleaning Granite Counters About every two years I take the time to search the internet to see if the “Experts” have learned anything about Cleaning Granite Countertops. I am amazed that there remains very bad advice in the top Google … Continue reading

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Sealing Stone over Previous Sealers – Yes You Can

We often get questions something like this: “I need to re-seal my granite countertops, but I don’t know what sealer (if any) my installer used. Can you help?” The short answer is usually YES, with the following caveat; make sure … Continue reading

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HMK R155 is “Magic Juice”

Harry P. from Tarzana, CA called the other day to tell us how marvelous the HMK R155 Intensive Cleaner worked on his marble shower that had a significant buildup of Hard Water deposits. He says the R155 “Works like Magic Juice” … Continue reading

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Remove Etching from Marble

How Marble Etches Marble is a beautiful and functional surface UNTIL it Etches! Understand that all Marble surfaces are Calcium based stone that can be easily damaged by Acids and High Alkalies. The photo above is from Edie Wadsworth’s blog … Continue reading

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How to deal with Stain Emergencies on Natural Stone Surfaces

The First Step is to NOT Panic!! Help is on the way for cleaning spills and stains on Marble, Granite, and other Natural Stone Mix a solution of Liquid Dish Soap and warm water, much as you would to clean … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Spills and Stains

Preparing for Holiday Spills and Stains With the holidays quickly approaching, it is good to be prepared for holiday entertaining, and being ready to deal with the inevitable spills and stains. Grease, gravy, butter, and wine can often cause significant … Continue reading

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