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Help strip terra cotta tile ?

mikkel99

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A guy asked me to clean some tile but he wants it stripped but its in a home I only know how to clean tile and I only know how to strip vct tile so I don't know what to do its terra cotta tile
 

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A guy asked me to clean some tile but he wants it stripped but its in a home I only know how to clean tile and I only know how to strip vct tile so I don't know what to do its terra cotta tile
If there is not to much of s finish on it, you can deep scrub (brush/weights) on machine and when cleaning have helper right behind you with the vacuum. 3-4 coats on top after dry. Not to much difference vs vct procedure.
 

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Use a very good neutral cleaner instead of a stripper, you can still tell customer it was stripped. Stripper can be a big pita on these floors!
 

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lotta risk with terra cotta... Just to name a few possible problems, efflorescence, color loss, damaging the glazed surface...A black pad will scrub the glaze right off it, a red pad is still too aggressive for it really,... if you get it too wet efflorescence can happen, strippers might take color out resulting in the need to restain it...
 

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There's a few guys on here that do these floors. hopefully they will chime in. You don't wanna damage floors. Its not a basic strip and wax job. And the money is better too. There should be some threads on this already. I remember seeing some before and after pics but its been a while.