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How to Remove Plaques and Decals From Granite or Marble

    Removing Plaques

    • 1). Unfasten the retaining screws holding the plaque to the granite or marble.

    • 2). Wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any dust that was caught between the plaque and the stone.

    • 3). Remove the dust/powder, hardener and epoxy from a natural stone repair kit. Put on rubber gloves.

    • 4). Fill the holes with the dust/powder, then add the hardener, following the manufacturer's application and mixing instructions.

    • 5). Apply the epoxy over the dust/powder and hardener, then let it dry as long as recommended by the manufacturer.

    Removing Decals

    • 1). Peel off as much of the decal as possible by hand, then scrape off as much adhesive as possible with your fingernails.

    • 2). Put on rubber gloves, and apply a solvent-free adhesive remover to the remaining adhesive sticking to the stone.

    • 3). Allow the adhesive remover to soak in for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer, usually only a few minutes, then gently rub the adhesive with a scrub sponge.

    • 4). Use a paint scraper to lightly scrape away any adhesive that continues to stick. Hold the scraper at a very shallow angle, about 20 to 30 degrees, as you scrape. Wipe the stone with a damp cloth to remove residue.

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