Printable version: Restoring Lightly Etched, Polished, Calcium-Based Stones (Small Areas)
Purpose: To repolish lightly etched or worn areas on isolated spots or small areas
Product Recommendation: Renue® (Notes A, B & C)
Equipment: Soft cotton towel or t-shirt material for hand buffing
1. Always test a small area first to ensure satisfactory results.
2. Ensure surface is clean, dry and free of existing coatings.
3. Apply 1 or 2 squirts of water from spray bottle directly onto etched or worn area. Immediately apply a small amount (tablespoon or less) of Renue® directly onto wetted and worn area.
4. Using soft cotton or white terry cloth towel, buff area until slurry becomes clear and nearly dry. A hand-held buffer with a soft bonnet may be used for larger area such as countertops and vanities.
5. Re-wet the area thoroughly polish dry with absorbent towel.
6. Repeat the process if necessary until desired results are achieved.
Note A: Severely damaged or worn polished stone may require professional restoration using diamond pads. If etch mark is rough to the touch, professional restoration may also be needed.
Note B: Not recommended for use on green marble.
Note C: For repolishing larger floor areas, use Aqua Mix Reviver. See Repolishing/Restoration (Wet Process) – Calcium-Based Polished Stones.
This recommendation is intended as a general guideline for repolishing etched or worn polished marble, polished travertine or polished limestone. The actual removal requirements may vary depending on type of marble, method of application, and condition of the marble to be repolished.
READ PRODUCT DIRECTIONS THOROUGHLY PRIOR TO USE. ALWAYS TEST FIRST. KEEP SURFACE CLEAN AND DRY TO REDUCE POSSIBILITY OF SLIP-FALL ACCIDENTS.