How to Remove Sealer From Marble

Things You'll Need

  • Painter’s tape

  • Solvent-resistant paintbrush

  • Premium stripper

  • Lacquer thinner

  • Wet rags (2)

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You may prefer to remove sealer from marble if you don't want that high sheen. However, it is important to note that without sealer marble is more prone to damages, such as etching, chipping and cracking.

Step 1

Shake the can of premium stripper thoroughly.

Step 2

Use painter's tape to tape the edges of the marble so that adjacent surfaces won't be damaged.

Step 3

Brush a layer of the premium stripper over the areas you want stripped, using a solvent-resistant paintbrush. The layer of premium stripper should be thick.

Step 4

Allow the premium stripper to remain on the marble for two or three minutes, until it begins to blister. Do not let it harden.

Step 5

Brush the curdled stripper away with the paintbrush to allow the stripper to work on the lower layers of sealer.

Step 6

Add another layer of premium stripper if necessary.

Step 7

Remove all premium stripper from the marble using the paintbrush.

Step 8

Use a pair of wet rags to pick up the marble and prop it against a sturdy surface.

Step 9

Pour lacquer thinner, in small amounts, over the marble to complete the sealer removal process.

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