Plaster turns hard to remove. The stains plaster leaves are even harder to remove. If you have natural stone flooring, you will be required to be extra careful while plastering or carrying out a remodeling job.

Natural flooring stones are calcareous in nature and they react adversely with the components found in plaster mortar. You may see dark spots and discoloration on the floor surface due to the reaction between plaster and natural stone.

The best practice is to be careful during the remodeling job and remove the plaster as they drop on the floor. Following steps can also be helpful in removing stains (caused by) or plaster from your natural stone floor surface –

  • Vacuum the floor around the plaster drops to remove small particles.
  • Hold the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner above the plaster, it may ease its grip.
  • Use plastic putty knife, gently, to remove the plaster off the floor.
  • DO NOT use sharp steel or metal knife. Instead, use razor blade to remove hard plaster.
  • DO NOT rub or apply hard pressure. It might damage the stone.

Once you have removed the plaster, remove dust and debris off the floor with the help of a vacuum cleaner. Mop with lukewarm soapy water and allow the surface to dry.

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