My Travertine is "Smeary" Looking After Applying a Sealer
by Kathline Collins
I cleaned and applied an enhancer/sealer to my Travertine today and it looks streaky and smeary.
The directions on the Tile Guard bottle didn't say anything about buffing, but is that what I need to do?
I feel like I did all this work and it actually looks worse than when I started.
I'm a single mom just trying to maintain the house by doing things myself.
Can you provide any insight?
Thanks very much!
What you needed to do is after applying the enhancing sealer, you need to wipe off any residue a few minutes later.
If the enhancer dries on the surface, re-apply the enhancer to reactivate it and then wipe off right away.
Try reactivating the enhancer and then remove the residue right away. Any buffing you do will be done by hand with a cotton cloth.
This should work. The sooner the better.