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Old 01-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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how to clean limestone hearth?


I want to put a stone sealer on the hearth but it has a couple of small stains on it. Anyone know how to remove this before it gets sealed?

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Trisodium phosphate (TSP) works pretty well. It is a powder that you use with water and a scrub brush. It makes a mess and reuires some water cleanup, but it works pretty well.

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Use Mineral Oil
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Won't mineral oil soak into the stone and prevent the sealer from bonding? I use mineral oil on cutting boards that I make and it does not dry. If the stone is pervious, which nearly all stone is, how do you keep the stone from absorbing the oil?
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ANY oil & stone recommendation reminds me of 5yr old kids playing w/matches next to dynamite or det cord
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It all depends on the color of the stone, mineral oil is good for dark colors, it darkners the stone and in a couple of weeks goes away.

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