Hey Eric, we mask everything... 24" plastic film on back splash, 48" on cabinets, runners covering the floor. Runners all the way to the front door with a bath size towel on the door matte then a tarp laid on the runners for equipment & supplies followed by 72" plastic film on top of runners in work area or another tarp both taped down along edges of floor under cabinets. 
We have several sets of PVC pipes for splash guards; each kit consists of 2, 24"base with stands. 2, 4' vertical poles and 1 6' horizontal pole all with T sections to connect. We then drape 48" plastic film. Works fantastic! We always charge for fixture removal on top of counter top restoration, typically $150 per set of fixtures. Then plugging the fixture holes with rolled up paper towels.
Always tell the customer to clear everything out under the sink and tell them additional charge if the water valve under the sink leaks after reinstall. 
Those valves are not designed to be turned off and on too many times. That can create big problems if you got a water leak when you're done. 
I hope I responded to your question correctly

Tony DeLuna

On Mar 16, 2017, at 5:58 PM, Eric Vogel <evogel@countercrew.com> wrote:


Have a question regarding best practices for honing installed marble tops for the following areas:  edge profiles, tops and side of splash, splash under bartop, sink opening, and area around faucet holes.  What techniques/tools do you use?  House is occupied.  We have no issue with honing the surface.  Obvious issue is providing a uniform finish along with great customer service, while keeping mess at a minimum.  What techniques can be used to ensure no damage to d-wall, faucets, etc.?


Thank You,

Eric Vogel

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