Category Archives: Protecting Stone

Questions and Answers on how to protect natural stone surfaces.

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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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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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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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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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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Ultimate Stain Removal, Protection, Maintenance Special for Natural Stone

Ultimate Stain Removal Special This is the most comprehensive Special we have ever offered! FREE SHIPPING My popular request, we are combining 7 items in this Ultimate Special: HMK R52 Stain Removing Poultice – Remove Food & Oil Stains from Granite … Continue reading

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How to Professionally Seal Granite Countertops

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Cleaning Rust Stains on Bluestone – Countering Misinformation on the Web

How to Clean Rust on Bluestone There’s Much Misinformation on the Web We receive numerous calls from concerned homeowners about Rust Stains appearing on Bluestone pavers. There are unfortunately many websites with “solutions”, but very few offer professional advice. Katherine … Continue reading

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Example of Why Natural Stone needs to be Protected

Here is a prime example of why Natural Stone surfaces need to be Protected with a quality penetrating stone sealer. There are a few problems at work on this once beautiful Sandstone exterior facade. First, a silane impregnator was used to … Continue reading

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