Grout lines between tiles and some kinds of hard surfaces, such as terrazzo and natural stone, are porous and will absorb liquids. It will stain if such solutions include staining agents. Depending on the kind of stain, there are various ways of removing it. Acetone is an effective stain remover. The specifics are as follows.
Stone-safe acetone is the primary component in nail polish remover. Don’t use nail polish remover to remove stains from natural stone. Non-acetone nail polish remover does not contain any acetone at all. Any hardware or paint shop should have acetone for removing stone stains.
About cleaning stains
Stains as soon as possible is the key to stain removal success. The easiest way to get rid of a stain is to figure out where it came from. It is possible to create your poultice for natural stone stains or use ready-made poultices. If you’re stuck, feel free to contact us.
In terms of skin and nervous system damage, acetone is very harmful. Use rubber or latex gloves to protect your hands while working with acetone. Take caution while dealing with chemicals to ensure both your safety and the safety of your colleagues. Proper chemical disposal requires adherence to local health and safety laws.
The Methods of Stain Removal
- Depending on the kind of stain, there are various ways to remove it. A straight razor may scrape the surplus off the stone’s surface if the material has a thick texture. Thinner materials, on the other hand, don’t need this step. Acetone and a clean white towel should be used to wipe the spot completely. Make sure you use blotting paper. Certain stains may need the use of many poultices. Depending on the strength of the stain, poultices might take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to remove stains from stone. Please see our Sone stain removal articles in the Blog section of our website for further information.
- The stain may still be removed even if you don’t know what created it. Performing a test in an inconspicuous location can ensure that your stain removal procedures work.
- Scrape away any extra texture with care, using a sharp straight razor.
- Blot the stain with a white, clean cloth. Avoid spreading the stain by wiping or rubbing. Ideally, you’ll be able to see some stain transfer to the white cloth at this point. If so, move to the next step. Keep your white cloth clean, and use a second or third if you think you’ll need it.
- It would be best to keep doing this until you notice no more stain transfer from stone to the fabric. Take the next step.
- Stone soap or a pH-neutral cleanser may clean the discolored region properly. Dry the area with a clean, white towel. Make sure you inspect your clothing. Steop may be skipped if you see that portion of the stain has been transferred.
- Bleach (20%) and white cloth (do not wipe or rub) should be used to remove the discoloration. The stain may have moved to the fabric, so keep working until the material is no longer stained. Then, you may advance to the next step. If your fabric does not pick up any stain, go on to the next step.
- Use a soft brush and an iron-removing cleanser to agitate and clean the discolored area. Dry the area with a clean, white towel. Acid etching may occur as a result of this procedure. Be aware of this. Be on the lookout for danger. If the stain lightens, go to the next step. Continue to the next step if you don’t observe any progress.
- To make a poultice, combine poultice powder with one of these Apply a poultice to the stain to remove it. The poultice may need to dry, removed, and reapply multiple times. Continue poulticing until the stain is completely removed. If the poultice doesn’t work after five tries, contact a stone stain removal professional.