Cleaning expert Stephanie Zia says, 'The mineral salts inside the terracotta have come to the surface. It sounds as if you will have to strip the floor of its sealer and reapply, but before going down this route, try a specialised tile-stain remover. Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a non-acidic, absorptive clay designed to remove deep-set stains from all types of natural stone without scrubbing (from tile shops, or £6.35, from ). Or try Aqua Mix Phosphoric Acid Cleaner (£8.71), which removes mineral deposits, rust stains and efflorescence. Handle with care and test on a small, hidden area first.
Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is a dual-purpose, non-acidic problem solver that removes even the deepest stains without scrubbing. Its unique formula creates an easy-to-use paste to absorb the stains right out of the surface.
|Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover|
AQUA MIX POULTICE STAIN REMOVER is a dual purpose, non-acidic problem solver. It is an absorptive clay that is designed to remove deep-set oil and grease stains without scrubbing. It is also a fine abrasive cleaning powder that removes stubborn surface stains and light grout haze.
Approximately 35 to 100 sq. ft. (3 m² to 9 m²) per pound (.45 kg) depending on dilution.
Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover ($6.99 for a three-quarter-pound jar) is a powdered clay that is mixed with water and worked into a paste. A quarter-inch layer is applied to the stain and covered with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out. A day or two later, the poultice is scraped away with a plastic putty knife and the surface wiped with a sponge.
Aqua Mix Poultice Stain Remover is recommended for all natural stone, such as granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine; porcelain; quarry; saltillo; terra cotta; cement pavers; masonry surfaces; and other porous tile and grout.