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Tips for maintaining Castlemaine slate

Castlemaine slate is a unique product that can be used to create a bold and stylish look to both outdoor and indoor projects. Like other slate products, Castlemaine slate is sourced from a quarry, and requires little care and attention.

If being used in an outdoor entertaining area, you may consider sealing your Castlemaine Slate paving with a penetrating sealer- simply to make it easier to clean off spillages of cooking fats from the BBQ etc.

Cleaning a slate wall is quite an easy procedure, but should be carried out regularly to keep the stone looking its best. A pressure cleaner is the simplest and best way to keep your slate looking fresh and clean.

If you have a Castlemaine slate floor on the other hand, this should be washed with a combination of water and detergent. Slate is not generally damaged by strong cleaning solutions, but harsh chemicals are really not necessary for maintenance purposes. You can also apply a surface sealer over the clean floor to add a further level of shine and protection, and for ease of maintenance.

For more information on natural stone products such as sandstone, travertine, bluestone, Castlemaine slate and limestone, contact Yarrabee & Castlemaine Stone Solutions today.

Erwin Michel from Spickle Cleaning and Sealing is our recommended Sealing & Cleaning Professional.  Please phone Erwin on 1300 22 00 45 or spickle.com.au for a quote. Sometimes its best left to the professionals and let them manage this process, it’s a cost effective treatment but can be costly if mistakes are made.