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Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

07/31/2016 4:23 PM

Hi folks

Any way to clean Bathroom stone floor from old varnish coat.

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Re: Cleaning Bathroom stone floor .

07/31/2016 4:36 PM
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Re: Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

07/31/2016 5:17 PM

Improvise to fit your needs....

"To transform the floor and guarantee the final appearance its necessary to remove all the previous products applied to the floor stripping it back to its natural state and then seal again. So I got started stripping off the varnish and other sealants from the floor slate using a dilution of Tile Doctor Remove and Go which is a tile friendly product designed to remove coatings from natural stone. The solution is sprayed onto the floor, left to soak in and then agitated using a floor buffer fitted with a black scrubbing pad. The soiled solution is then rinsed away and removed using a wet vacuum. This process removed most but not all of the varnish and sealers so the next step was to apply NanoTech UltraClean which is a gel that you apply and leave for 30 minutes before adding water and agitating with a scrubbing pad. This did the trick and now not only was the slate clean of all coatings the grout had come up nice and clean as well. The whole floor was given a thorough rinse to remove any trace of product and then dried as much as possible using the wet vacuum to soak up the water."

http://tilecleaningtoday.tumblr.com/post/110070147115/removing-varnish-from-slate-tiles

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Re: Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

07/31/2016 6:14 PM

Just sand and slap the new surface over the top (note - not suitable for all types of new surface).

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Re: Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

07/31/2016 10:56 PM

Clean

Strip*

Rinse*

Seal

*Repeat strip & rinse process until varnish is removed

use protective gloves and eyewear

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Re: Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

08/03/2016 4:51 PM

No brainer, search for "varnish remover" as others have already suggested.

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Re: Cleaning Bathroom Stone Floor

08/07/2016 10:55 AM

Use paint thinner along with descaling acid. Thinner application followed by descaling acid & don't forget to neutralize with soda ash. You may add little soap or surfactant for emulsification & removal of paint / varnish impurities.

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