Buffing Marble to a brilliant shine. Help!
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:03 AM
They are the white type with black spots
Not actual, just reference.
The color is a bit stained and very dull. For both bathrooms we just got an estimate of $3400 to "refinish" it. I said, "HELL NO!"
I don't mind doing this myself, but I don't know where to start or how to treat this porous surface.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:27 AM
Here's another thought, some of it might be soap scum. Try using a steamer on the tiles, this should remove what ever is on top then you can see what your really working with.
I know I've wetsanded and buff my countertops with great success, by just using the usual compounds and polishes that we use on cars. :waxing:
hope this helps,
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:29 AM
Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:02 PM
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:33 PM
He said go to a marble center or mason supply house and see what they have...also to get best results he reccomends the diamond polishing disks..they are 4" and velcro backed...but they need water as a lube..
they come in variuos grits from 50 to 3000..they range from $60-100 a set...get the better quality for best results...you need 2500-3000 rpm's for a polisher and make sure you use a ground fault or you will have a new hair dew..lol...
He said use any APC to clean surface of scum and oils ..They use one by Zep...try 50/50 ratio first..if not working go 100%..
Hope this helps
fogot something else....for stains try hydrogen peroxide...20% formula...do on a test area first to see if it changes tile color
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