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How to Maintain Sandstone Properly?

Sandstone is used for surfaces like flooring, countertops, porches, as well as outdoors for fountains or statues. It comes in a variety of colours ranging from yellow to red to white. Caring for sandstone is important because it is a porous and relatively soft material. However, it is quite durable and can retain its beauty for years.

Here are a few tips taken from Brisbane Rock Sales to keep your Sandstone last longer:

Sealing Your Sandstone in Brisbane

Sealing your Sandstone will ensure longer lasting care. If you live in a saltwater environment, sealing is compulsory for the health of your sandstone. You should select an impregnator sealer, meaning the sealer will seep into the pores and make it smoother and more resistant to stains. It will resist non acidic liquids like water or grease.
This means that cleaning up will also be easier. There are several varieties of sealers formulated according to your needs. Some will maintain colour, some are used to deepen colour. Use what you think would work best.

How to Clean Sandstone?

Do not clean Sandstone with acids or strong chemicals. They are too harsh for sandstone and may etch the surface of the stone. Use neutral cleaners. For everyday use to clear away dust, use a dry dust cloth and wash off with water and a sponge. If the climate is wet, clean regularly to not let algae grow. If you can see mould growth, mix a little liquid chlorine with water. You can leave it on for several minutes as required. Avoid using high pressure hosing or other tools as it can “pit” the surface of the stone.

Appropriate Drainage of Sandstone

One reason why sandstone can have a weak structure and get damaged is improper drainage. Water can build up excessively and absorb into the soil under the sandstone. If you have a wall made of sandstone, the wall might even break and fall due to lack of drainage. For getting the most out of your sandstone surfaces, check and recheck the drainage. Verify that no excessive water remains. Clean your draining pipes on a regular basis.

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Re-polishing Your Sandstone

Your sandstone will react to acids spilled on it and leave marks over time that may become hard to clean out by only water. When that happens, you will need to have the sandstone surface re-polished or re-honed. After repolishing, you can re-seal the sandstone and it will be as good as new.
These tips can help you maintain your sandstone and give it a longer life. You can get the top quality sandstone you’re looking for with us at Brisbane Rock Sales, regardless of the purpose you need it for. Call us at 07 3339 1546

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    From the time I rang Brisbane Rock Sales to get some names for quotes to do this sandstone wall to completion, I could not have been happier with the whole process. The price came in as a reasonable amount of money after I had received quotes to get the wooden retaining wall replaced, the stones came in a lot cheaper. We couldn’t be happier with the end product and we were very impressed with the professionalism shown. Thank you for making the process less stressful and creating such a pleasing result.

    Melanie Williams

    Just letting you know I was happy with your service and quality of Sandstone also the lady who delivered the stone could not have been more helpful. My sincere thanks.

    Mark Isaac – Isaac Earthworks

    The quality of the sandstone blocks that Brisbane Rock Sales supplied for us were stunning. The blocks were built into a beautiful retaining wall at the front of our property. Thank you Brisbane Rock Sales for the friendly service and hassle free delivery of these beautiful blocks.

    Tim and Jess Campbell

    We would not hesitate to recommend Brisbane Rock Sales to anyone considering sandstone paving. Brisbane Rock Sales has always offered professional advice with a great knowledge of their product, and delivered what has been promised with a minimum of fuss, and with a product that has more than met our expectations.

    Trent Foy

    Brisbane Rock Sales supplied our full range of sandstone pavers, coping and tiles for our pool surrounds and outdoor entertaining area.  The personal and professional service we received was fantastic and the quality of the products are excellent!

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