agree with John but use a paint stripper that contains Methylene Chloride

On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM, stuart rosen <> wrote:
In some cases the stain will just hang on the surface and will be easily removed.
In other cases folks will try to wipe it up and end up pushing it deeper into the surface.
so answering your question a poultice like john suggested may be in order or you can open the surface using 120 or 220 grit sandpaper or electroplated pads. Sometimes just running those pads will remove the stain if its on the surface.
If it doesn't you know it went deeper and you will need to use the paint stripper and or poultice.

On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Stuart Young <> wrote:
I have heard that a stain will "flow" better out of a stone if it is opened up first, say with 60 grit diamonds. Is this necessary in this case?
On Aug 6, 2013, at 10:10 AM, John Freitag wrote:

Agree. Try cleaning the surface first with paint stripper, id cleaning does not work then mix your paint stripper into a poultice and apply over the stain. Allow the poultice to totally dry then remove. This could take several applications. You may need an additional application of a poultice using mineral sprits to remove any residue left behind.
John E Freitag
The Stone & Tile School
From: [] On Behalf Of stuart rosen
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 10:44 AM
To: Stone and Tile PROS Technical Support
Subject: RE: [sccpartners] Removing wood stain from limestone

Paint stripper

On Aug 6, 2013 9:49 AM, "Stuart Young" <> wrote:
Good morning -  we have a client that has spilled some wood stain on limestone (see attached photo).  Any suggestions on how to attack this?  If a poultice would be used, what sort of reagent would be suggested?
Thank you,
Stuart Young


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