Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder 

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Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder 

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Marble polishing is expensive and labour intensive. To be able to polish a marble floor, you will need to own a heavy floor buffer, a number of diamond polishing pads to prepare the surface, a wet vac, mop & buckets, flat mops, gloves and other types of small tools. While for some small marble polishing projects there is no need for all of the above, for jobs that are over 10 sq meters, you will need these tools. We recommend leaving marble floor polishing to the professionals but if you manage to put your hands on some professional tools, you can probably do it on your own. 

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Types Of marble Polishing Powder

 

Not all marble polishing powders are the same. They might look similar but actually work totally different. Some marble polishing powders can be used after the floor was grinded with 800 grit diamond pads while others can only be used on surfaces that were grinded with 1800 grit diamond pads or higher. Some marble polishing powders are very gritty and they do not dissolve in contact with water. By doing so, it creates a big mess in the grout lines and in some cases it can scratch the finish. Other marble polishing powders have a low coverage area and a lot of powder is required to polish a relatively small area. Some marble polishing powders create a satin finish while others will create a highly polished finish. Some marble polishing powders have a strong odour and could be harmful for the user’s lungs. Other types of marble polishing powders are unjustifiably pricy. Then you can find marble polishing powders that streak the floor and can only be applied with very heavy duty floor buffers.  Some marble polishing powders are not compatible with acid sensitive marbles or coloured marble floors. So as you can see, there are different types of marble polishing powders for many types of floors & application systems. 

 

This is the main reason the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder has become so popular so fast. It has a bit of everything. We have asked a number of marble polishing contractors to try it and to provide a review on it. The results were just outstanding. Most people that have never used or heard of the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powders have swapped brands and now they only use Faber products.

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Level Of Sheen

 

The end result when polishing a top quality marble is all it matters. The marble has to look glossy but not “laminate” like glossy. The way it ends up looking can vary depending on the smoothness of the surface and the way it was polished with the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder . But if the surface is prepared as recommended, the level of sheen generated by the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder is just outstanding. Also important, some carbonate materials are not made to look very glossy and whatever you do, it will never achieve the same level of sheen like a Marfil marble. 

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Surface Preparation

 

A natural stone surface has a lot of small pores that over time are likely to open and start absorbing dirt. It is the natural process and it will happen to all natural stone surfaces regardless of brand or type. By polishing that particular surface with diamond pads, the surface porosity is sealed off and the dirt cannot penetrate or deposit inside the pores of the stone. The marble polishing powder is used to slightly glaze the surface and give the surface an increased protection and a more vitreous look. But for the marble polishing powder to work, the surface has to be fully grinded, clean and as flat as possible. Applying the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder to a highly absorbent marble surface will do nothing to increase the gloss level while most of the powder will end up being absorbed by the pores. 

 

  1. Deep Cleaning The Surface & The Grout | A marble that used to be super polished and amazing looking can end up looking dull and tired within a few years. A marble polishing job is not permanent and it will only look great for long periods of time if it is minded and maintained right. So any marble floor has to be deep cleaned nicely before making a plan to grind it or polish it with a marble polishing powder. The condition of the floor is essential and because the floor is dirty, the actual condition is not visible. So deep clean the marble floor with Faber Cottosolv, scrub the grout lines & extract all the waste. Then assess the surface and decide on the next steps.

  2. Grinding The Marble Floor To Reduce Absorption | There are a number of diamond grinding and polishing pads from a number of manufacturers but we can highly recommend the amazing Diafil Discolux Diamond Pads as the best option. These pads are clearly marked as pad 1, pad 2 & pad 3. Pad no 1 is to be used to remove scratches, dull patches, stains and old waxes. Pad no 2 is to create a matt finish and smoothen up the surface. Pad no 3 is to create a polished finish and to seal off the pores of the stone. Based on the condition of the marble floor, you can decide to use all 3 pads, one after the other one or maybe just two of them or even one of them if the floor was just dirty and it does not require a lot of grinding.

  3. Dry Buffing Before The Polishing | We recommend that you buff the floor nicely on dry with pad no 3 or a clean white floor pad before applying the powder. The smoother the surface, the better the final results. 

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Application

 

You need to prepare all the tools required for the floor polishing project. Depending on the size of the project, you will need to use: 

 

1 slow rotating floor buffer (max 200 RPMs)

A few white floor pads

1 wet vacuum

Mop bucket & 2 mop heads

Some floor cleaner

Gloves

 

You need to work in small areas of maximum 2 sq meters. Apply 2-4 scoops of the new Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder directly on the floor and add some clean water to it to create a semi wet composition. Put your floor buffer pad over one of the powder piles and start buffing it slowly, spending the same amount of time on each tile. The composition has to be kept semi wet at all times and not allowed to dry. Add some more water as you move along to avoid buffering on dry. Try to go at least 5 times over each individual area. After you have finished buffing the powder, you need to prepare for extraction. Extract all the waste from the surface with the wet vac. Proceed to wash the floor 2-3 times until the surface looks residue free and the grout lines are no longer covered in powder. Dry the surface nicely and then buff the whole floor with a clean and dry white floor pad. As you buff the floor on dry, you will start noticing the sheen coming up nicely. Some professional marble polishing contractors do 2 powders but in 99% of the cases there is no need for a second treatment.

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Waterproofing The Surface

 

If you need a bit of extra protection or if you live in a place with high risk of spills and water leaks, we recommend Faber Soap Cleaner. This outstanding product has to be diluted in clean water and applied to the floor with a white pad. After the floor has dried, it has to be buffed with a clean white pad. Faber 30 creates a great barrier between the floor itself and the accidental spills. It also protects the floor against superficial scratches and damages.

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder | Recommendations

 

You are just about to use one of the most cost effective and most easy to use marble polishing powders ever. To be able to achieve professional results and to make sure that you maximize the products potential, you need to follow the instructions.

 

  1. Do not buff the marble polishing powder without adding water

  2. Do not use more than 1-2 scoops of powder per sq meters

  3. Do not apply too much water to the powder to avoid over diluting it

  4. Do not apply a marble polishing powder on any artificial stone

  5. Do not forget to extract the waste and wash the floor a few times

  6. Do not forget to buff the floor after it was polished and washed

  7. Do not scoop the powder with your bare hands to avoid burns

  8. Do not start large marble polishing projects without proper tools

  9. Wash and maintain your newly polished floors with Faber Neugel

  10. Install leg covers on all chairs, tables, sofas & all movable items

  11. Try to have your marble floors buffed at least once every year

 

Faber A3 Yellow | Marble Polishing Powder

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