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Old 10-25-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Removing a thick-shiny-slippery sealant from bluestone walkway


A mason.....when asked to repoint and seal my bluestone walkway..applied a thick-shiny-and now slippery when wet sealant...which HAS to be removed...before one other person falls on it.. I am wondering what product I can use to get down to my clean bluestone again....and reseal with a matte finish protectant ?
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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You could try calling him to come back and remove it, or scratch it with fine sandpaper.

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Water-blast, sandblast, call the sealer manufacturer and ask them how to get rid of it.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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I don't think stripping it's going to be easy w/o doing some damage to the bluestone. I would see if you can have him re-seal it, but this time using a traction additive in the sealer like they should have the first time. The additive doesn't look like it will do much, but it really does add alot of friction.
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