Should I run

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  1. ButlerFrank
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    if that is saltillo with a sealer, i would run.
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    Clean with a nuetral, crb, 500 psi, warm fresh rinse.

    Re coat if needed.


    Do not attempt to strip
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    White brushes or the brown, stiffer brushes?
    Re coat with what? Regular floor finish that I would use on Vct or different product?
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    Medium brushes, yes and any self leveling vct finish is fine

    Let dry over night before "waxing"

    Wipe up puddles of sealer in the grout as you go
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    OOPS, I thought it was a political ad.
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    You've got more experience on tile than me but just wondering why your recommendations?

    On vct I'll always strip a topical if I don't know what the finish is, it doesn't happen often but incompatible finishes can look UGLY when they dry and are often harder to remove

    Due to the porous nature of the tile are they hard to strip in one go?
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    Saltillo is extremely time consuming to strip. I charge $10 a foot to do so.

    Heat, high pressure and high alkalinity will effect the "factory finish" on it very easily.

    Dont try and be a hero on this one.
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    Oh I never had any intention of trying to strip this. I plan on telling the customer I can clean and coat with some Betco hard as nails and that's it. If they insist on it being stripped, I'll walk and let someone else deal with that nightmare.
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    Hard as nails is good stuff.

    Let your conscience be your guide.
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    I've had good luck with it over the years. Have a dentist office that I strip and re wax once a year and it holds up pretty well. I finally sold them on having me come and clean & burnish every two months so I switched to the hybrid. Been about 10 months with that, so far, so good.
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    Listen to mike. A QUICK BUT GOOD NUETRAL SCRUBB AND Thorough Rinse is what is needed. Then recoat it.

    Unless you want a 3 or 4 day job depending on size.
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    I use that frequently.. customer likes it. Keep floor clean and buffs out really well.
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    do you pre-qualify the custy that any dinge/crud in/on the grout UNDER the old finish(that stuff happens) will still look like rotting worm guts..only a little shinier?

    ..L.T.A.
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    They embrace the worm gut patina out west and in Methico



    That particular floor has been butchard a few time.

    Getting it down to the mud would be no easy feat
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    Yes. I explained to the customer that I would only be able to clean the dirt off of the surface, that anything under previous coatings would still be there. He just wants the floor shiny? Said he had someone look at it before he was referred to me and they told him that they could clean it but that you couldn't put any kind of sealer on that tile.
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    Hogwash..
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    Yep. I think the guy probably just didn't want to be bothered with it.
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    Everyone who doubts needs the experience of attempting to completely strip that...once.
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    I had to heros try this past month, calling me many times for step by step advice.


    the shit we do in winter....
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