Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Hello,

Last year when I installed Engineered Stone behind my stove some of the watery mortar mix stained the stone. I am trying to figure out how to clean this off. All of my stone kind of looks brown because this.

Anyone know of a way?

Neal
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Muriatic acid?
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:08 pm

what's manufacture recomend.Don't use muriatic acid,it will wash off the pigments in the colors.Use a firm nylon brissle brush and stop if you notice your colors are dissapearing.
Last edited by Dennis on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:01 pm

muriatic acid is a bigggggg. NO NO :lol:

..ive had some good luck with vinegar....but if the mortar cured for that long...it may be there for good.
The colors you see are paper thin...and stain pretty easy.
to much abrasion and they scar...
go slow....and good luck.
one more thing- spot check the vinegar someplace on ur wall- and try to avoid getting it on your grout joints- especially if your mortar was colored...
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:05 pm

It's Stone Craft. The website is very vague about cleaning, however I did see somewhere suggesting vinegar.

I will try that this week.

Thanks

Neal
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:05 pm

your probably out of luck, but, as suggested, try asking the mfg'r. High portland mortar that's been on there a while will be difficult to get off even using muritic acid (which you can't do) so I doubt much else will work.

That's why I like hard-fired red brick, make a mess, drop some mortar? no problem, wash w/ 50/50 acid solution, rinse off, done.
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Re: Need Help Cleaning Mortar From Engineered Stone

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:08 am

Berlin wrote:your probably out of luck, but, as suggested, try asking the mfg'r. High portland mortar that's been on there a while will be difficult to get off even using muritic acid (which you can't do) so I doubt much else will work.


STOP! Come on now...I need some positive energy!
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