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Product: "Fine Stone Restoration"

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What "Fine Stone Restoration" does:

DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR MARBLE OR LIMESTONE!
We hear over and over how "Fine Stone Restoration" has saved these stones and a whole lot of money!
. "Fine Stone Restoration" is used to remove scratches and gouges.
. "Fine Stone Restoration" will remove permanent, irreversible stains.
. "Fine Stone Restoration" will remove rust stains.
. If the stone has a polished finish, see below.
. Used by DIY and professional installers.

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Why would you want to use "Fine Stone Restoration"?:

You want to use "Fine Stone Restoration" if:

Your honed finish marble, limestone, concrete has scratching in the surface.

The project is so small, or professional refinishing cost is so high, that is not worth doing with machinery.

Your stone was never sealed, or a non-Aldon sealer has failed, and the finish has been damaged.

You want to take your old polished marble finish down to a nice, soft honed level.

If all you have is typical food stains, you might want to first test a less aggressive, different type formula that is designed for greases, oils, etc. That is Aldon "Insta-Clean".
Insta-Clean Qt.

Is your stone sealed with a non-Aldon sealer that is failing? The sealer that is still there might not allow "Fine Stone Restoration" to contact the stone. In that case, test Aldon "Premium Stripper" first. Once the sealer is out of the way, the finish can be restored, then sealed for long term protection with the appropriate Aldon Sealer.

Premium Stripper Gallons

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How does "Fine Stone Restoration" work?
"Fine Stone Restoration" is a blend of acids and buffers at the right levels for gentle, controllable restoration of finishes of honed marble, limestone, and cement.

The term "fine stone" is not in reference to the stones themselves, but to a certain type of factory finish grind of marble, granite, and limestone. The "fine stone" finishes are very smooth finishes called "honed" and "polished".

"Honed" typically looks and feels "soft" and has low reflectivity. "Fine Stone Restoration" is used to restore this kind of finish.

"Polished" typically looks and feels "mirror like" and is highly reflective. "Fine Stone Restoration" can be the first part of the process used to restore this kind of finish. The second part is to use S-B-S Sealer to create gloss. You will want to use this sealer anyway to provide future protection again scratches and etching. S-B-S Sealer also comes in aerosol spray cans for small projects and is very easy to use. To add to the inevitable confusion, there are varying degrees of finish where the more highly polished "honed" finishes approach a "polished" finish. And, you might not even have limestone or marble. See this page for testing to determine what you really have.

More about the process:
"Fine Stone Restoration", will restore to the "honed" level, but not to the "polished" level. It takes a special polishing compound, and sometimes a polishing machine to achieve that "mirror like" finish. Inquire with your stone dealer. Or, there is another option. Aldon S-B-S Sealer is available in aerosol spray cans to add gloss and protect the entire surface.

This sealer is sprayed on all surfacing, like polished marble, to protect from damage. The aerosol spray provides the ability to get a nice, smooth, glossy finish. When you have restored the finish with "Fine Stone Restoration", the "S-B-S Sealer" can even out the gloss sufficiently that the repaired section is no longer visible. This restoration process is not difficult, but polished marble shows every flaw. The sealer is easily removed and redone if the first application does not meet your goals. For those situations where it is desired to reduce reflectivity and/or "soften" the look, "Fine Stone Restoration" is also used to convert a "polished" marble or limestone to a soft, matte "honed" type finish.

Limestone and Marble are a type of stone that reacts with acidic liquids. Even light contact with weak acidic liquids like fruit juice, wine, vinegar, some cleaners, etc. will deteriorate the finish enough to create a "dull" appearance. Heavier contact and longer time can actually eat depressions into the surface.

The "fine stone" (honed, polished) finishes are created by machine grinding with finer and finer grits and grinding compounds. "Fine Stone Restoration" lets you duplicate that finishing process by hand to the "honed" level. This makes it practical to refinish small areas without the need for the specialized techniques and machines of a professional.

Concerned about Doing It Yourself or what your contractor says?
If you are concerned about doing it yourself - consider that the satisfaction of a project is directly related to YOUR knowledge of what needs to be done and how. Who actually does the work is less important. We estimate that 50% of the usage of Aldon products is by "do it yourself" homeowners and we know they are happy because we hear from them.

Our goal for our contractor customers - NO CALL BACKS. A good contractor will understand the logic of Aldon application instructions on the labels and will not take shortcuts. If a contractor does not agree, feel free to let us find out what is so unusual about this particular project so the contractor does not have to return.

Frequently Asked Questions - clean, protect, seal tile - stone - pavers - brick
If you do not see the results you expect:

It is not a problem with the product! (They all do what we say they do!)
It is very important that you understand this concept so you do not waste time and effort in the wrong direction. Instead, think about what might be different about the job conditions that you were told or believe. We will assist in identifying what that might be and save you considerable time.
. Your conditions may have been misdiagnosed! (It can happen, even with all the information we provide.) Contact Us with the details and we will assist.
. The surface conditions (absorption rate, contaminants, temperatures, etc.) are other than thought.
. And/or - it was not applied per label instructions! (The instructions are designed to overcome the above, and overcome job conditions of which you might not be aware.)

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Health & Safety:
When you read all the health and safety warnings on a label, you will see we have done our best to make you think about working with any chemicals from any manufacturer. Even household cleaners purchased in supermarkets (many with more hazardous ingredients than we use because they are less expensive for the manufacturer) should be used with common sense and awareness. People have been injured by not knowing you can create poisonous gases by mixing chlorine bleach with some cleaning products. One of the many criteria involved in Aldon products is that all our products will be used with any other of our products and no normal combination of usage events should be hazardous. Nevertheless, use common sense and don't be in a hurry. Let each step prove itself satisfactorily before proceeding to the next.

Some people are allergic or sensitive to some chemicals, especially petroleum solvents. In that case, evaluate our water based products. With the solvent type products, immediately as applied use proper cross ventilation fans blowing across the floor and out the doors and windows. Do not use any chemical products from any manufacturer in a house with the sick, elderly, pets, babies, or other concerns.


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