How to Hone Travertine, Terrazzo, Marble and Limestone Floors:
- The lower the grit number, the more aggressive the hone, just like with sandpaper.
- Test in an inconspicuous area to determine the ease of application and desired results.
- Make sure surface is clean, dry and free of waxes and coatings.
- If surface is heavily soiled, pre-clean with StoneTech Klenz-All.
- Mask off baseboards, carpet, etc., with protective plastic and/or blue painter’s tape.
- If you are using a variety of abrasive grits, ensure that the surface is well rinsed and a new Gorilla Hogs Hair Natural Pad is used for each changeover.
- Apply about 1/2 cup Honing Powder plus 1 cup clean water to stone surface.
- Refinish using a hand orbital sander or weighted heavy-duty 175 rpm floor machine at 130 to 140 lbs., 175 rpm, fitted with a drive block and natural hair pad.
- Keep compound wet while buffing with plenty of water. Add Honing Powder as needed.
- Buff area until desired level of hone is achieved.
- Rinse well and use a wet vacuum or hot water extraction unit to remove all excess compound.
- Clean equipment with water.
How to achieve a polished finish on marble and limestone:
Use successively higher grits of Honing Powder to close the face of the stone and follow with StoneTech Polishing Powder as applicable.
Honing Powder Coverage: Depending on the type of stone, surface texture, and level of hone desired, coverage is approximately 800 - 1,200 sq. ft. per jar.
Typical Honing Charge: At least $1.00 per square foot for each hone.
Proper care of honed and polished stone such as marble: To maintain the stone's natural beauty, seal the surface with Sta-Clene, StoneTech Stone Sealer, Impregnator Pro™ or BulletProof™. For maintenance cleaning, use StoneTech Revitalizer™ or StoneTech All Purpose Stone & Tile Cleaner.
NOTE: THIS PROCESS SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY EXPERIENCED, TRAINED TECHNICIANS. We STRONGLY suggest attending a hands-on training class at the Bane-Clene Indianapolis training center. We suggest you watch the YouTube video and even purchase the DVD.
DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE HOMEOWNER!
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