The following are AVERAGE directions.
Different stones may require different techniques. In doubt, don't hesitate to contact us.
Hone the granite to the desired grit size. We recommend at least 400.
Protect surrounding surfaces with plastic or wax paper.
FLOORS: Place approximately one tablespoon of granite polishing powder on floor. Place a hogs hair pad on your floor machine (300 RPM). Place machine and pad on top of powder. Add enough water to mix into a slurry while moving the machine back and forth. Work in small areas, approx. 4 feet x 4 feet. Continue to work the slurry until it is dry. Repeat the process as necessary until you achieve the desired shine.
If you are having difficulty acheiving a shine, try the following option. Add one tablespoon of granite polishing powder to the floor. Place a #1 grade steel wool pad on your floor machine. Add several squirts of Stonecare PRO Signature Granite Polishing Fluid and work powder and fluid into a slurry. DO NOT USE WATER, only use the Granite Polishing fluid. Work slurry until dry. Repeat as necessary. If there is a dull haze, then repeat polishing with a #0 steel wool pad and Granite Polishing Fluid only ( no powder). Any remaining residue and haze can be removed with a dry #0 steel wool pad.
TOPS: Countertops and other horizontal surfaces can be polished the same way as floors expect you will use a small hand held buffer. The buffer should not exceed 500 RPM.
COVERAGE: Depending on the type of stone, expect coverage of approximately 300 to 600 sq. ft. per pound.