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How to Remove Lacquer and Varnish Stains


Follow these steps to remove lacquer and varnish stains from Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate, Terrazzo:

  • Remove the excess as soon as possible.
  • With a cloth dipped in acetone, dab at the remaining stain until no more is picked up.
  • Wash the area with a soft-bristled brush, using a solution of washing soda or detergent (not soap) and water.
  • Rinse with clear water and allow to dry.


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