Thank you for choosing ProVia manufactured stone, our stone is designed to provide years of enjoyment. You may want to occasionally clean your stone to remove dust, debris or in rare circumstances efflorescence. Efflorescence is when moisture is present behind the stone, that migrates to the surface of the stone, depositing dissolved salts that can have the appearance of a white stain.
Please follow cleaning steps outlined below to keep your stone looking its best and be sure to never use acids, chemicals, pressure washing, sandblasting, wire brushes or anything other than what is outlined in our cleaning instructions to maintain the warranty.
Before you begin cleaning your stone, be sure to properly prepare your work area.
Interior cleaning- Start by filling a clean spray bottle with water, to see if you can spray the dust or debris away. If that does not work, please move to the next step…
Exterior cleaning- Start by using a garden hose set to a gentle low pressure setting to try and spray the dust or debris away. If that does not work, please move to the next step…
Next you can begin using a soft nylon brush to lightly scrub the stone while spraying it with warm water. If that does not work, please move to the next step…
Now add a small amount of mild detergent to your warm water and spray the stone, while scrubbing the debris with a soft nylon brush.
Finish by removing soap from the stone by spraying water, until no soap residue remains. For interior cleaning you can hold a hand towel under the area being sprayed to catch the soapy water run-off.
Sealant is not recommended for ProVia manufactured stone, if you choose to use a sealer, use only a silane or siloxane-based breathable masonry sealer to maintain your warranty. Be sure to test the sealer on a small inconspicuous area first and strictly follow the sealant manufacturer’s directions.