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    Default Slate Tiles

    We have an older home with black slate tiles in the entryway. The grout is grey unless it's just dirty. There are paint and dry wall splatters all over the tile. We would like to clean the grout/tile and put some type of coating over the floor to protect it. How do we go about doing this? The slate is really unique and different looking so we hate to replace it.

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    Default Re: Slate Tiles

    What you want to do requires a lot of patience and elbow grease.
    You can use a putty knife, single edge, metal brush or steel wool to remove most of the drops (do it on dry tiles). The remaining can be removed with warm water with detergent and a small plastic brush.

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    Default Re: Slate Tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    What you want to do requires a lot of patience and elbow grease.
    You can use a putty knife, single edge, metal brush or steel wool to remove most of the drops (do it on dry tiles). The remaining can be removed with warm water with detergent and a small plastic brush.
    Thanks, DJ1 but we already tried removing the drops with a putty knife. The knife scratched the tiles up and left some pretty nasty marks.

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    Default Re: Slate Tiles

    Check the products manufactured by ProSoCo, Inc Located in Stone Mountain Ga.also in Plainfield NJ & Kansas City KS.
    Look up MPC Multi-Purpose Cleaner
    Marble Poultice
    Liquid Marble Cleaner
    For help selecting the correct product call 913-281-2700

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    Default Re: Slate Tiles

    Knowing what to do and actually doing it successfully are two separate things. We are here making suggestions, but we can't guarantee the results when you do the work...

    Of course, if you use a putty knife (metal) on slate tiles (stone) incorrectly you end up with scratches.

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