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To Convert A Polished Surface to "Honed" (smooth, soft feeling, matte finish) Or Further To The "Antiqued, Aged" look.
In addition to changing a hard, cold look to a soft, warm look, this process also improves traction.
From high gloss polish - to matte finish:
Using the exact same technique as restoring a honed finish, apply "Fine Stone Restoration" to polished marble or limestone to bring the polish level down to matte. Once done, it is expensive to restore a high polish, so experiment first.
From high gloss polish, or honed finish - to aged, antiqued look:
Use the techniques as above, except use the more aggressive product - "Grout Residue Remover". Dilute with at least 10 parts water and test. Make stronger as required to achieve the desired effect. Technique can be varied any way you like:
Once done, it is expensive to restore a high polish, so experiment first.
Sealing the converted surface is highly recommended.
On completion, you will have stone with increased absorption characteristics that makes it easy to seal. See the page on "tumbled marble" for material characteristics that are similar and sealing suggestions.