Category Archives: Restoring Stone

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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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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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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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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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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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 areĀ 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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Refinishing Old Marble Surfaces

How to Bring Old Marble Surfaces Back to Life By Torin Dixon Victoria called this week to ask about restoring an old marble table top she purchased at a rummage sale. The size was perfect for her kitchen island top. … Continue reading

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“My Granite Looks Like New…thanks to R55 Intensive Cleaner”

Carol from Louisiana called to rave about HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner to clean grease stains off her granite countertops. by Torin Dixon Carol had granite installed about 7 years ago, and over the years she noticed the granite getting darker … Continue reading

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