What’s the correct way to remove cement stains from Natural Stone?

What’s the correct way to remove cement stains from Natural Stone?

What is the best way to clean cement stains from natural stone?

We are writing this blog to try and help you avoid what happened to a lady who contacted us recently.

Mrs B had unfortunately had her Kandla Grey Sandstone patio damaged by her contractors, who were woefully uninformed about the right way to install and care for natural stone.

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How to remove rust staining from Kandla Grey Paving

How to remove rust staining from Kandla Grey Paving

My Kandla Grey Patio has discoloured, can it be restored?

Kandla Grey sandstone paving is currently very popular due to its contemporary grey tones, which are a frequently chosen theme in all areas of home design presently.

After a period of time Kandla Grey paving can discolour, showing yellow to orange staining on the surface which is difficult to remove.  These stains are caused by iron deposits which occur naturally within the stone.  Over time these deposits are leached from within the stone and become present on the surface, potentially ruining the overall appearance of the stone landscaping area where they are present.

The process of leaching is helped by our (usually) damp climate, and although this process is a totally natural occurrence, it is undesirable to most people, who will have selected Kandla Grey for its pale grey colour.

What can be done about the discolouration of my Kandla Grey Patio?

Firstly, we advise you to reduce the problem by buying your Kandla Grey sandstone paving from a reputable stone merchant.  Here you will find that rather than select he cheapest material available from the quarries in India, care will have been taken to select a better quality stone. For instance, at Stoneworld we specify a particular seam in our favoured quarry in India for the selection of our Kandla Grey Sandstone Paving.  This ensures that we have a product that has less iron deposits embedded within it from the outset.  If you buy a cheaper product, it is possible that you will be purchasing material that we have rejected, and it will therefore have higher density of iron deposit embedded in it storing a problem for you later.  This will not be visible at the point of purchase, but the discolouration will occur at a faster rate than with a better quality sandstone purchase.

That said, discoloration may occur in any Kandla Grey sandstone to some degree.

There is a product that can be used to remedy this situation, and the results are impressive.

Rob Parker’s Best Rust Remover has been found by us to be highly effective at removing rust staining from Kandla Grey Paving.

Recently, at Stoneworld we gave our display area a deep clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before Cleaning with Rob Parker’s Best Rust Remover

 

After Cleaning with Rob Parker’s Best Rust Remover

This area was laid 14 years ago, and you can see here the ‘before’ image of the Kandla Grey Paving is only showing slight discolouration even after more than a decade of our damp weather conditions. (summer 2018 excepted!) This is due to the extra care we take when selecting the paving we sell.

You may experience far worse discolouration, but Rob Parker’s Best Rust Remover is capable of achieving  a very effective job at restoring your patio whatever the degree of rust staining.

The ‘after’ image shows how effective the treatment can be.

We suggest you use it on your stained Kandla Grey Paving to bring it back to its former glory.

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What are the advantages of the Stoneworldd Eco-Brush Patio Cleaner versus the Traditional Power Washer?

What are the advantages of the Stoneworldd Eco-Brush Patio Cleaner versus the Traditional Power Washer?

.What are the advantages of the Stonewizard Eco-Brush Patio Cleaner versus the Traditional Power Washer?

We believe the eco-brush patio cleaner will revoutionise the maintenance of patio owners in the UK!

About 20 years ago a revolutionary new way to clean our outdoor surfaces arrived on the scene, and suddenly everyone was power-washing everything in sight! Then about 15 years ago Indian Sandstone patios and block-paved driveways also started to become popular in UK households.

Ever since then, power-washing has been the pre-eminent method to clean the patio or driveway in the UK.  Despite the well-known and much-experienced shortfalls of the power washer, it has been the beloved pastime of many a Sunday morning DIY-er!

The eco-brush patio cleaner will clean patios, driveways and decks so efficiently that we believe this new system will change everything again:

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What’s The Best Way to Clean a Stone Floor?

What’s The Best Way to Clean a Stone Floor?

What’s The Best Way to Clean a Stone Floor?

To own a stone floor is a lovely thing.  If you are lucky enough to have a home with stone floors, or if you are about to install them you are very fortunate.  They are a serious lifetime purchase, as they will outlive you!  Their natural qualities will develop over the years as the surface takes on its own patina, through wear.

Some owners of stone floors, however, don’t share the above views, and would gladly rip them up and replace them with something they feel is less demanding!

We’ve heard this occasionally at Stoneworld, when people have come to us, exasperated that their stone floor is dull, and it never looks properly clean.  These reports are generally from people who have bought properties with existing stone floors, and we meet them when they come to us asking for advice on how to rejuvenate the floors.

Cleaning a stone floor is easy if you have the right product, but many people get very frustrated with the poor results they are achieving whilst they are unwittingly using unsuitable cleaning products!

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