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Product: "Fine Stone Sealer"

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Restore stained grout


What "Fine Stone Sealer" does:

You can protect that expensive polished marble or limestone!

. "Fine Stone Sealer" will save these expensive stones from staining and prevent the need for restoration! However, if you already have etch marks or stains, please review Fine Stone Restoration. It can be restored.

. Although this formula sealer is expensive by the pint, the coverage on these low absorption type finishes is so great that the cost per square foot is quite low. Therefore, this particular formula technology is expensive, but the actual cost on a project is not.

You know that the ability of a stone to take or resist a stain varies tremendously and is not always observable or predictable. Even when two pieces come from the same slab originally, one can have microscopic fissures, pores, color characteristics, etc. that is different from its adjacent piece. See the "Surface Types" section to identify and classify your stone, then review the discussion of these issues on your stone's page.

. Used by DIY and professional installers.

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

You want to use "Fine Stone Sealer" if:

Other companies sealers have streaked on application to your surfacing and you want a sealer that will not do that.

You do not want any visible change to the existing finish, but do want to protect it from staining. Even if water drops bead up, some of these stones (granite, marble, limestone) have micro-fissures that can allow small molecule liquids (phenol cough syrups, solvent based liquids, etc.) below the surface. See our "Problem Solving" page for this issue.

You have an already low traction surface and you want to retain that condition and not create any gloss.

Do you have etch marks or unremovable stains in marble or limestone? Review "Fine Stone Restoration" to remove them and restore the surface before sealing.
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Decide later you want a little gloss? You do not need another sealer. Just apply "Lifeguard".
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What about food spills, grease spots, etc.? "Insta-Clean" is a powerful grease, wax, oil remover used on any surface. On any sealer, stone, tile, wood, vinyl, machinery, engines, etc. Will soften and remove some water based type floor coatings and waxes.
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Streaking from wet mopping? "Maintain" is a dilutable wet mop solution that does not create streaking on any glossy surface, such as any sealer, stones, glazed and porcelain tiles, wood, vinyl tiles, etc.
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Frequent dust mopping? "Dust Whiz" is a spray for any dust mop. With a wide janitorial mop you can dust 1,000 square feet at an easy pace. Used on sealers, stones, glazed and porcelain tiles, wood, vinyl tile, etc.
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Is your stone sealed with a non-Aldon sealer that is failing? The sealer that is still there might not allow "Fine Stone Sealer" to contact and bond to 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.

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How does "Fine Stone Sealer" work?
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 Sealer" is used to protect this kind of finish.

"Polished" typically looks and feels "mirror like" and is highly reflective. "Fine Stone Sealer" is used to protect this kind of finish.
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.

See pictures of "Fine Stone Sealer" working:
These pictures are:

Two pieces of Polished Marble. This stone finish is almost non-absorbent without sealing, but will stain. "Fine Stone Sealer" was applied only to the right half of each.

The pictures show that where sealed, there is:
No change to color | No gloss | No appearance difference observable from the sealer

Top picture is water drops. Bottom picture is oil drops.
Red arrows point to drops on the unsealed half. Yellow arrows point to drops on the sealed half.
Water drop shape comparison on sealed portion of polished marble

Oil drop shape comparison on sealed portion of polished marble

These pictures are:

One piece of  White Turkish Limestone.

This stone is absorbent without sealing and will stain easily.
This shows that "Fine Stone Sealer" works as well on very absorbent surfaces also.
"Fine Stone Sealer" was applied to the corner sections and not in the center.

The pictures show that where sealed, there is:
No change to color | No gloss | No appearance difference observable from the sealer.

Top picture is water drops, bottom picture is drops of highly penetrating oil based black colorant.

Note high beading due to sealer repelling liquids.
Note both liquids spreading and soaking into the unsealed center.
Note colorant is staining unsealed center in bottom picture.

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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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