Category Archives: Restoring Stone

Cleaning Grease Stains on Santa Cecilia Granite

Mary from Phoenix called in a panic about a grease spill on unsealed Santa Cecilia granite slab. See how to remove these tough stains. First off, go online and order our Stain Removal Combo Pack. This combo pack includes HMK … Continue reading

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Removing Rust Stains on Granite

It doesn’t happen often, but certain colors of granite can rust. The image attached is an extreme example, but depending on the exposure, some granite (and other stone types) can rust when exposed to moisture. I recently received a call … Continue reading

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White Film and Sealer Build Up on Slate Tiles

Removing old Sealers on Slate Tiles By Torin Dixon I had a customer call this week complaining about several problems with her Slate Tile floor and shower. She described how after about seven years, by the hands of different contractors … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Polishing Marble Surfaces with Baking Soda?

By Torin Dixon info@stonecareonline.com    We hear often from people suggesting various home remedies for cleaning and polishing marble countertops and floors. Some of the latest trends online is to “Polish Marble with Chalk” or Polish Marble with Baking Soda”. … Continue reading

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How to Clean and Seal Textured Quartzite Tiles

Kevin from AZ called to ask how to Clean and Protect Textured Quartzite Tiles By Torin Dixon Quartzite is a beautiful and durable Natural Stone suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications. Because of the natural texture, Quartzite is a … Continue reading

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Removing an Olive Oil Stain on Unsealed Granite

Last week I received a call from a panicked customer! Barb from New Jersey: “We just had our granite installed, and we haven’t had time to seal it yet. My husband spilled Olive Oil down the bottle and set it … Continue reading

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White Film in Slate Shower Leaching out of Grout Joints

Here is a classic example how unprotected stone, and lack of regular maintenance can create a very unsightly film on Slate and other Natural Stone surfaces, particularly in Wet Areas. Moisture, can and does, penetrate all Unprotected Natural Stone. When … Continue reading

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Light Colored “Stains” on Black Granite – The Saga Continues

“Sandy” from SC called today to ask for advice about light rings where shot glasses were set on her black granite. First of all, black ‘granite’ is not a true Geological Granite, they are Basalt. For more information click HERE. … Continue reading

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Ubatuba Granite appears Dull – What Do I Do?

Jackie F. sent an email question: I have granite in my kitchen and was told that I didn’t need to seal it.  It is “Uba Tuba”.  It has been in for about 1 year.  There are no stains on it … Continue reading

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How Often Should Granite be “Polished”

Diane F. from Columbus, OH asks: How often do you recommend polishing my granite and the product you recommend? I’m just trying to get all the info from different companies. Answer: Hi Diane, The term “polishing” often has different meanings … Continue reading

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