Removing oiled surface of stone tile
Strange question maybe! Twenty years ago I finished new limestone bathroom tile with a natural oil finish, which darkened it. I have to replace a few tiles, and I noticed that the color of many of the original ones has faded. I'd like to strip the oil off the remaining ones to match the faded ones, and use a clear sealer on them.
Anyone know how to accomplish this? I plan to do this myself, not hire someone. My local tile store guy said sanding them can be done but is trickier than it would seem. I can't find any info online... Has anyone done this? What grit would I use? Any special kind of sandpaper? Or would a detergent remove the oil better? Any other ideas?