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Attention Stone Masons – DONT USE MURIATIC ACID ON BLUESTONE

Muriatic Acid will Ruin Bluestone Problem with Rust on Bluestone We receive calls each week from panicked homeowners shortly after installing their expensive Bluestone Pavers when their Stone Mason mistakenly uses Muriatic Acid to clean the grout residue, and within … Continue reading

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Deep Cleaning Severely Neglected Stone

Cleaning Sandstone by Torin Dixon Several Years Ago I wrote about this project in Missoula Montana, how the metal roof flashing was installed wrong, causing rain water to drain over the face of these beautiful Sandstone walls. See link HERE … Continue reading

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Remove Rust Stains on Bluestone Pavers

I have been writing about Rust Stains on Bluestone for some time because we regularly have clients who either have naturally occurring rust from the inherent mineral composition of the stone, or accelerated rust stains due to someone cleaning Bluestone … Continue reading

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Removing Oil Stains from Granite Countertops

Do You Have Oils Stains on your Granite? Actual Customer Issue Resolved Wendy writes: “Our granite countertops are almost 2 years old. Our kitchen counter has an extended area that we use for eating. This area has darkened around the … Continue reading

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We have All Natural Antimicrobial Cleaning Towels

New to our Cleaning Tools products…All Natural Antimicrobial Cleaning Cloths About Fresche®-Tex: Coconut Oil Based, Non-Toxic – The Fresche®-Tex active is derived from natural coconut oil. Applied to our microfiber towels, it is safe for people, pets, plants and the planet. Unlike … Continue reading

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Holiday Spills on Marble & Granite

Don’t Panic ~ Wine Spills  on Granite or Marble The Holidays are here, and Family and Friends are visiting for holiday festivities. It is likely in all the fun and activities that someone may spill food or beverages on your … Continue reading

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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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