Fireplace – Cleaning and Sealing

At Tile Doctor we see Fireplace in most houses, however as with any natural stone it needs to be sealed to protect it and bring out its beauty and colour.

One of the biggest problems we find with fireplace in homes is that the sealer applied is stripped away by the continuous use of cleaning agents not designed for this type of surface.

Sandstone Fireplace Preston Before Cleaning Sandstone Fireplace Preston After Cleaning
Marble Fireplace Before Cleaning Bedford Marble Fireplace After Cleaning Bedford
Stone Fireplace Before and After Cleaning East Byfleet
Oyster Slate Fireplace Before Installation Wawne Oyster Slate Fireplace After Sealing Wawne
Quarry Tiled Fireplace before cleaning and sealing Bedford Quarry Tiled Fireplace after cleaning and sealing Bedford
Stone Fireplace Before Restoration Stone Fireplace After Restoration
stained slate fireplace hearth Boars Hill Before stained slate fireplace hearth Boars Hill After
Thame Sandstone Fireplace Before Cleaning Thame Sandstone Fireplace After Cleaning
Oyster Slate Fireplace Before Installation Hull Oyster Slate Fireplace After Sealing Hull

Fireplace Maintenance

ROUGH/RIVEN FIREPLACE SMOOTH MATT FINISH
To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

For a low sheen finish apply Tile Doctor Seal & Go sealer using a paintpad applicator and tray. Fireplace tiles may require up to 4 or 5 coats, always allow to dry before applying the next coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

Apply Tile Doctor Colour Grow sealer using a clean dry terry cloth (not the fluffy variety). Rub sealant into the tile and allow to dry before applying a second coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.

FACTORY SEALED

Don’t attempt to reseal these types of tiles yourself. Seek professional help.

Tile Doctor Remove and Go Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile Doctor Seal and Go Tile Doctor Colour Grow