Our Seattle Stone Honing Specialists Make This Limestone Vanity Look Like New
December 30, 2021A limestone vanity will make any room look beautiful as long as the stone maintains the perfect shine at all times of the day. This homeowner's vanity top had a natural glow that made her entire bathroom look brighter, but keeping it in top condition became more challenging as the days went by. The Seattle homeowner had no way to remove the mold and etching on the stone and became wary of DIY methods as new marks kept showing up. While she tried to make sense of the situation, her vanity top took a worn down color that was only a shadow of the limestone's natural color.
She first heard about Sir Grout Seattle after discussing her problem with some of her relatives. No one in her family had experience dealing with stone surfaces, but her brother had heard good things about our Seattle Stone Honing services from more than one colleague. The homeowner went online and read through the reviews left by old clients. When she saw the option to request a free in-home evaluation, she decided to contact our specialists and filled the "Request a Quote" form on our website.
That same week, our techs went to the client's house to assess the bathroom's vanity. There were deep marks on the top's flat surface, many of them probably caused by product containers. Overall, the vanity top looked dull, and this only drew the eye to the areas where the mold had stained the stone. While limestone surfaces are relatively resistant to deterioration, they're still vulnerable to damage when there's no sealant protecting their grain. The homeowner confirmed that she'd tried using a mix of vinegar and water to clean the vanity's surface, unknowingly wearing down the sealant's protection to almost nothing. Once done with the evaluation, we told her that a thorough stone honing and polishing service could remove the marks left on the vanity top; we would be back with the necessary equipment and get the job done in one session.
Our specialists came back to the house a few days after the client hired our restoration services. They cleaned the vanity top with a pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaner and removed all the mold and spill residue with a high-speed scrubber.
When it was time to hone the vanity's surface, our techs started using low-grit diamond pads, progressively increasing the grit level until all the etch marks were gone and the stone had a nice matte finish. They polished the vanity to enhance the stone's natural shine and applied a coat of Stone Armor to protect it from damage in the future. Our impregnating sealant keeps the stone from absorbing water, dirt, grime, and fluids while simplifying the cleaning process when needed.
As soon as we called the client back, the vanity's pearly shine put a huge smile on her face. The limestone looked smooth, and its glow restored the high-quality look that the piece was always meant to have. After seeing such amazing results, the homeowner was eager to hear our crew's cleaning tips, hoping to preserve the results through all her daily chores. Our techs started by recommending Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Generic cleaners are easy to come by, but the chemicals in their formulas do more harm than good, weighing down stone surfaces and enabling the appearance of etching marks. Our pH-neutral cleaner will not deteriorate the surface because it's free of soap and other acidic properties. It will also preserve the sealant's protection through all the daily activity that usually happens around vanity surfaces. As our techs explained, the best approach is to combine soap-free cleaners with soft tools like towels and terry cloths to scrub off dirt and spills without scraping the stone in the process.
Stone surfaces can sustain serious damage when you lack the right tools for their maintenance. Let Sir Grout Seattle assist you and ensure a satisfying result for your hard surfaces. We have the best professional products and equipment to repair stone without wearing down its grain. If you need our services, call (206) 833-4949 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to ask for an in-home evaluation. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.
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