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How to keep sandstone shinny

6/9/2017

Sandstone was a popular building material from ancient times. It is relatively soft, easy to carve. It has been widely applied around the world in constructing temples, homes, and other buildings. It has also been used for artistic purposes to create ornamental fountains and statues. However, it had to be maybe replaced in buildings, as sandstone has been found less resistant recently and always need to repair. So if you want to use sandstone as an artistic decoration material, please be care about the conservation in normal times.

 

You can use the following method to keep sandstone shinny.

First, you should seal it as soon as possible after installing the sandstone wall. The porous structure and water absorption is a weakness of stone, air pollution, dust and the acid gas in the air is easy to be soaked in surface of the sandstone. The sealing port can prevent dust and stains from forming surface pollution, and prevent moisture from evaporating in the sandstone as it will react with the chemical substances in the air. This chemical reaction may damage the sandstone surface.

Second, avoid a mass of dust and humidity in the environment. Be careful when using vacuum cleaner with metal accessories to clean the dust. You should make sure that your vacuum cleaner uses a soft brush instead of a metal or plastic device. These attachments could scratch the sandstone surface. Water vapor will produce hydration, hydrolysis and carbonation, resulting in water spots, whitening, weathering, erosion, rust and other diseases and damage stone. So the sandstone should be installed in the place that the air is circulating and dry.

Third, you should avoid using any acid detergent to clean sandstone tiles because acid can incur the fading in color and the damage of the surface gloss of sandstone. You should clean the sandstones with clean soft cloth and warm water. Frequent wiping can prevent the harmful chemical substances depositing in natural sandstone.

Fourth, you should not use your hand to directly contact sandstone, because oil or dirt can stain the surface. You should clean up these stains as soon as possible to avoid oil is absorbed by sandstone.

Therefore, these clips are very effective in caring and maintaining the eternal beauty of the sandstone.