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Is it Difficult to Clean Granite Countertops?

I went to YouTube and entered “Cleaning Granite Countertops” in the search box. The result was 19,800 videos on how to clean granite. THIS IS CRAZY! There is a VERY simple answer….Spray and Wipe! By mixing one capful of HMK … Continue reading

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Understanding HMK’s new Product Numbering System

HMK Stone Care from Germany was the first Worldwide company to develop a complete system of Stone Care products. Since the 1970’s, Moeller HMK-StoneCare has developed Professional Grade products that are designed to work together as a complete Stone Care … Continue reading

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HMK R77 Rust Remover for Natural Stone is In Stock

HMK R77 Rust Remover is Back in Stock Due to the overwhelming demand for Removing Rust from Granite, Marble and Bluestone, we were temporarily out of stock of HMK R77 Rust Remover. We have received our shipment from the factory … Continue reading

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WIKIHOW IS WRONG About Granite Cleaners!

I hate to burst anyones bubble…but WikiHow is wrong about Homemade Granite Cleaners! http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Granite-Countertops In the article it states “Be sure you use cleaners that are pH balanced and include no acid or acidic type chemicals.”  However, the following sentence … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Microfiber for Cleaning Natural Stone

Using quality Microfiber cloths make cleanups easier, and gives you a better looking countertop! Microfiber Cloth Video: When cleaning up Impregnating Sealers like HMK S34, after allowing the stone to “drink-up” the impregnator, then wiping up excess with paper towels, … Continue reading

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This is why Granite is better that Concrete Counters

Here is a good example of why Granite is a better choice for Countertops This image is of a commercial bathroom countertop in a local restroom. It is not too difficult to see that someone made a poor choice for … Continue reading

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Why you should NOT use a Topical Acrylic Sealer on Marble in a Shower

Here is a prime example of why you should NEVER use an Acrylic Sealer in a Shower! Marble is a natural stone that needs to breathe, and covering it with plastic (acrylic sealer) seals the pores of the stone, and … Continue reading

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Rust on Granite from Cast Iron Sink

We get an occasional call about the problem of Rust Stains near edge of top-mount sink. This is a problem caused by a poor job of sealing the lip of a cast iron sink. Of course cast iron is made … Continue reading

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“Can I dilute HMK R55 for Daily Use”?

We are asked this question all the time, and the simple answer is You CAN, but you should’t. Here is Why: HMK StoneCare Products have been deigned by German Chemists who have studied Natural Stone geology and chemistry for more than 40 … Continue reading

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Damaged Marble & Travertine using CLR

We receive many calls from frantic customers after using CLR – Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover damaging Marble & Travertine CLR from Jelmar is a powerful ACID (see MSDS Sheet HERE) The pH is 2.10-2.30 and Neutral pH is 7.0 … Continue reading

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