The Como Stone Co proposes within all quotations the products required to seal and maintain all the natural stones we supply. We are firm believers that after investment in natural stone the right products should be used to retain the stunning finish achieved after installation. Whilst all stones supplied in either slab, dimensional or tile format are millions of years old the exposed face has only been open for a very short period of time, this needs to be treated and protected from the aggressive products used in daily life and accidental spillages that occur in all environments and require stone cleaning. Our preferred supplier for cleaning, sealing, treating and protecting is Lantania of Italy.
Stain Removal Guide
All natural stone is permeable allowing liquids to enter into the surface which can sometimes stain the stone. All natural stone requires treatment after installation to protect the material from accidental spillages and aggressive cleaning products we use in our daily lives such as body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, tea, coffee or materials that we collect on the base of our shoes such as dirt, leaves, grass. Below we have detailed a number of remedies available for the materials that may cause stains. Many cleaning products are classified as hazardous and we advise that people undertaking the task use gloves and protective glasses. It is advisable to consult a professional concerning the correct mixture quantities required when using these products. Keep the products out of the reach of children and do not eat or smoke whilst handling the materials.
Tea or Coffee Hydrogen peroxide dissolved in water
Shoe Polish Petrol on cotton wool.
Colorants or Dyes Bleach diluted with water
Jam Hydrogen peroxide dissolved in water
Ink, pencil Disinfectant diluted with water
Oil, grease Petrol on cotton wool
Acrylic paint Bleach diluted with water
Oil paint Trichloroethylene.
Rust Solution of Oxalic acid in methylated spirit
Blood, grass Ammonia
Wine Disinfectant or bleach diluted in water.
Urine Solution of potassium bromide (Hazardous)