Stain Removal

Don’t let coffee mean calamity for your stone

The relative lack of foam in coffee makes it easier to spill.

What would we do without that morning shot of espresso to get us started for the working day or week? While most people would agree the world runs on substances like oil, there's c...

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Getting your stone ready for Santa’s visit – stains to watch out for

The fun-sized figure of the festive season could leave your stone with a few flaws.

With Christmas rapidly approaching, you can expect to find a stranger rummaging through your house in the dead of night, eating your food and promptly disappearing into the dusk. W...

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Getting your brick chimney ready for Christmas

For most of the year, there's a good chance you've simply been using the fireplace to your heart's content, heedless of the consequences. The likely result is a deeply stained fire...

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Don’t let Christmas fruitcake mean curtains for your stone

Baking can be messy at the best of times.

Christmas is a time of giving, well-wishing and goodwill to all mankind. It also traditionally the time of fruitcake. Depending on where you stand on the fruitcake issue, this i...

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The IICRC’s top 5 holiday stains

If you've been scratching your head and wondering what the most common stains of the holiday season are, then scratch and wonder no more. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and ...

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Top 4 stone stains to watch out for this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up, you've probably been weighing up a few things: What are you thankful for this year? What meal are you going to prepare? Who are you going to invite ove...

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How to use a poultice for stain removal

For the vast majority of stains, whether juice, leaves, oil or anything in between, you can generally remove them with ordinary household objects or, if need be, a commercial stain...

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Top 3 Halloween stain removal situations

Halloween is traditionally a time of year when all the ghouls and goblins come out to play. It's the day when hordes of trick-or-treaters flood the streets, knocking on door after ...

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Top 3 common summer fruit stains

The summer months are a time of sun, fun and revelry. These are the months made for barbecues, being with friends and, if you can, hitting the surf from time to time. Unfortunat...

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What is a poultice: Potential solution for stubborn staining

Try to avoid the need for a poultice in the first place by improving surface protection with a high-quality impregnating sealer.

Persistent stains can be a nightmare to deal with, especially if they affect your natural stone. Surfaces like granite and marble countertops can be difficult to clean, and sometim...

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Assessing your stone tiles

You should routinely assess your stone tiles and take preventative measures.

The best way to avoid big problems with your natural stone tiles is to nip them in the bud when they're little problems. While that may sound easier said than done, if you want ...

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The worst stains and what causes them

Efflorescence is a white powder that can appear on the surface of materials due to salt minerals contained in water.

Many home and business owners enjoy the benefits of natural stone, whether as flooring, wall cladding or countertops. By employing a high-quality impregnating sealer, such as ST...

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Driveway care: Basic ways to remove oil stains from concrete

Unfortunately, you car can end up leaving unsightly oil stains on your driveway.

Your driveway is an area that experiences use almost every day. Naturally, the stone you choose to use for this needs to be sturdy in order to deal with the various stains that can...

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Three common tile cleaning mistakes

A big mistake that many people make when cleaning tiles is failing to think ahead, instead only considering the here and now.

Taking care of your porous surfaces isn't rocket science, and a little bit of common sense will take you a long way. However, there are some common mistakes that people make when c...

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Cleaning wine stains from your porous surfaces

Wine stains don't have to be the end of the world for your tile.

So, the Friday night BBQ is over and now you're waking up on Saturday morning to good memories, a full stomach and a bit of a hangover to boot. But wait, what's this? Wine stain...

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Tips for choosing the right cleaning product for your stone

Depending on the types of stain and stone, there are a number of different solutions available for you to use.

Porous stone floors are an architectural marvel that have been around for thousands of years - a testament to their beauty and versatility. However, looking after them can be a dif...

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