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How To Remove Deep Set-In Oil Stains

Getting Rid of Stubborn Oil-Based Stains

Forgot to seal and now you have a deep, stubborn oil-based stain on your stone? A natural stone poultice will wick up the stain and restore your stone back to its original condition.

Items needed
Oil Stain Remover
• Tool to mix & apply poultice (plastic or wood spatula)
• Tool to remove poultice (brush)
• Mineral spirits

1) Always test in a small inconspicuous area to determine that the desired results will be achieved.
2) Make sure surface is clean, dry and free of waxes and coatings.
3) Using a plastic or wood spatula, stir poultice thoroughly to mix.
4) Apply a 1/4” thick layer of paste to the stain. Insure that the paste extends at least 1”-2” beyond the edge of the stain.
5) Do not cover.
6) Allow 48-72 hours for paste to completely dry to a powder.
7) Sweep up powder with a dry brush and discard powder.
8) Allow poultice to completely dry from the stone.
9) If stain is not completely gone after drying, repeat process.
10) Clean up residue and tools with mineral spirits.
11) To prevent future staining, reseal the area with a sealer designed for stone.
12) Regularly clean surface with a neutral, maintenance cleaner formulated for stone.

Above instructions are for reference purposes only. Please follow label directions on back of actual product.