Lightening/whitewashing terrazzo floors

Old 06-11-01, 07:15 AM
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A friend has a house built in 1950's with terrazzo floors. She wants to lighten the color of the floors - she said someone told her she could use a white latex stain on them.
Has anyone done this?? Suggestions?
Old 06-11-01, 02:38 PM
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Adanac, who frequently answers posts here, is a terrazzo man as well as a tile installer.

Shoot him an email if he doesn't show up.

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I can't say that I've ever heard of that....I guess anything is possible...but you'll have to deal with the sealer that is on the was put on to stop the terrazzo from anything you put on now will probably not soak in and wear off quite could try it in closet or something to see what happens..but I don't think it will work. And no, you can't get the sealer has soaked into the terrazzo..sealer and floor finish(the shine) are two different products.
Old 06-14-01, 05:05 AM
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Thanks to both of you. I didn't think it would work myself, but I wanted some confirmation, since faux/decorative painting is more my area. I'm sure she will try it anyway, at least on a small section. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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