01:02PM | 10/21/03
Member Since: 10/20/03
1 lifetime posts
Have you ever heard of a treatment for terra cotta tiles that involves a
mixture of Linseed Oil, Thompson Water Sealer, Mineral Spirits and
Lacquer thinner. We have this treatment on interior tile and it gives a
nice rustic look. However we need to redo it, after 6 years, and we do not
Have the mixture ratio. Do anyone have any info that could help? TIA.


04:33PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 10/22/03
18 lifetime posts
Interesting you should ask. I am dealing with a similar problem. My reearch suggest that the mix you suggest is the "old timers" way of enhancing the color of porous tiles and stone. Check out the following modern products; Tile Labs "Stone Enhancer and Sealer"' available from Custom Building Products or Enrich N' Seal from Aqua Mix Inc. These are penetrating sealers that bring out the color and seal the surface. You may have to strip and remove previous treatments. Experiment on an inconspicuous area. I found that these are not commonly stocked products in Home Depot or ***** (although they carry the Tile Lab and Aqua-Mix line). I ended up ordering it on line from in South Carolina.


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