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Jul 01, 2014/Stone Care Guides

Why Take a Stone Refinishing or Stone Restoration Class?

Let’s face it, you must know something about stone refinishing and restoration or you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Maybe you’ve worked with a particular type of stone or two, and maybe you’ve mastered a few techniques. Is there any reason you would ever want to further your knowledge on the subject by taking stone refinishing training or stone restoration classes? Well basically, yes. These classes can help even the most experienced stone worker stay familiar with products, up on techniques and learn how to work with different types of stone.

Stone Restoration and Refinishing Products

Refinishing stone requires a variety of tools and chemicals as new ones are consistently being created. For example, our own MB Stone Pro website ( offers hundreds of products. Are you familiar with all of them as far as what they do and how to use them? Chances are you know a few of them, but you may not know about a particular product or tool that might help you complete a particular restoration project. For instance, did you know that Liquaglass can fill in a chip or hole in stone and dry in just 12 minutes with a heat gun? A single class can introduce you to products like this and show you how to use them.

Stone Restoration and Refinishing Techniques

There’s more than one-way to skin a cat, and more than one way to refinish a stone. From general stone refinishing to specialized techniques like lippage removal and using the ColorClad system for grout sealing on different types of tile, there are plenty of different tricks and procedures that can be taught as part of stone refinishing training.

Different Types of Stone

A good artist always understands the medium with which he or she is working, and it is the same for the stone restoration artist. Stone restoration classes like the ones we teach at MB Stone, will teach you the different characteristics and nuances of many different types of stone, from granite to marble. You will also learn the most effective techniques for restoring and finishing these vastly different materials.

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