Polishing Natural Stone Floors
The following procedures help to create a high shine finish on natural stone flooring. Always test in a small, inconspicuous area to determine ease of application and desired results. Allow new grout installations to cure for a minimum of 72 hours prior to application. Make sure surface is clean, dry, and free of waxes and coatings.
- If surface is heavily soiled, pre-clean with DuPont StoneTechKlenzAll.
- Mask off and protect any baseboards or adjacent areas to avoid splashing and overspray onto surfaces not intended to be treated.
- If using Shining Powder following the use of Polishing Powder, ensure that the surface is well rinsed and a new pad is used.
- Ensure surface is flat and smooth. Deep scratches or strong acid etching may require refinishing with Honing Powder and/or Polishing Powder prior to using Shining Powder.
- Apply approximately 1/2 cup Shining Powder plus 1 cup clean water to stone surface.
- Refinish area with hand buffer or weighted 175 RPM floor machine at 130-140 lbs, fitted with a natural hair pad.
- Keep Shining Powder wet with water while refinishing. Add Shining Powder as needed
- Refinish area until desired level of desired shine is achieved.
- Rinse well and use wet vacuum or hot water extraction unit to remove all remaining Shining Powder.
- Clean equipment with water.
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