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Discuss Any fix for this limestone? in the Natural Stone and Thin Porcelain Tiling area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Builder on the job I'm on has blobbed these limestone on two window cills, not sure what adhesive was used but he was using grey rapidest on a bathroom so presume it would be that.. They were fitted six months ago and never been sealed, they have no tiles left so any ideas to sort besides rippling em out?
    Its not really my problem but said I'd ask for her.. WP_20190116_12_39_57_Pro.jpg
     
  2. ATSDiamondTools

    ATSDiamondTools Official Member Support Company Support

    Location:
    Kent
    I doubt after 6 months you'll be able to remove the adhesive stains.

    If this is a case of give it a go or rip them out, the alternative is to stain the entire stone with linseed oil or similar. It may disguise the stains.

    It's probably worth a shot before taking a hammer to them.
     
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  3. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    tell him it'll be cheaper to buy two new ones then have me come up to rectify them :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Thanks Alan, sounds worth a go.. When you say or similar, anything specific?
    Builders long gone Julian and won't be coming back, just thought I'd ask and see if there were any suggestions :)
     
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  5. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    linseed oil can be bought at most hardware shops Andy. You can dilute it down with some white sports so it's not so thick and penetrates easier. adding extra coats should darken it up.
     
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  6. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Worth a go...cheers :)
     
  7. ATSDiamondTools

    ATSDiamondTools Official Member Support Company Support

    Location:
    Kent
    Any inert oil would probably do. Linseed oil was the first thing that sprang to mind.

    Sunflower oil, vegetable oil maybe? Just not after you've fried a pan of chips with it though. :D

    Olive oil? That's a healthy alternative.
     
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  8. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Thanks guy's will let you know how we get on with it..
     
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  9. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Red diesel into the sawdust
     
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  10. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    White sports...??
    Cricket..
    Tennis...
    :):)
     
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  11. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

  12. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Wouldn't advise oil personally. Yes it would deepen the colour of the limestone but it will also highlight the spots so not fixing the problem, just darkening the whole lot.

    LTP have just produced a new product. It was aimed at landscapers who quite often spot-fix stone with sand and cement and end up with the same problem. From what I've heard it sounds like some kind of voodoo magic but the director assures me it will penetrate the surface and remove the spot marks. Its the "Cement, Grout and Salt Remover". Also suitable for removing grout stains and haze from all forms of un-polished stone.

    LTP Cement Grout & Salt Residue Remover - https://www.ltp-online.co.uk/prod/ltp-cement-grout-and-salt-residue-remover

    If it does work, could be a good little problem solver several types of issue.
     
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  13. siobhan watson

    siobhan watson Active Member

    Location:
    Brentwood
    I kept getting salt residue on my white limestone.
    The last time I scrapped it off I tried sealing it with coconut oil.
    It darkened it slightly but haven't had any salt deposits for over a year.
    It is lightening up again and will probably need doing again shortly.
    Worth a try.
     
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