Fill Travertine Holes in 5 Steps
Travertine holes are a cause for concern. The aesthetic appeal of your almost-perfect bathroom would be damaged, and travertine holes could lead to problems. When left, travertine holes can get bigger. This would make the area lose its physical support. This could lead to accidents caused by falling travertine tiles. Travertine holes might also get moisture or filled with water, causing microbial growth and spalling. As such, it is necessary to fill in travertine holes immediately.
Step 1 – Clean the Area of the Hole
Get a sander and clean the exterior area of the hole. See to it that you don’t make the hole bigger while sanding. After that, use a wet sponge to take away all the debris caused by sanding. Use a cotton cloth as the next line for cleaning. You may also want to consider using a cleaning brush to make sure that no debris is stuck inside the travertine hole.
Step 2 – Mix the Epoxy Resin or Travertine Fill Powder
Read and understand the instructions provided with the epoxy resin or travertine fill powder. In the case of travertine powder, the standard mixture should be composed of at least 1/2 to 2/3 cupful of travertine powder and a small amount of water. Whatever you use, make sure that you mix enough materials in your mixing dish. Get a mixing stick to ensure that the materials are fully set before using.
Step 3 – Apply the Mixture to the Hole
Use a brush or filler to apply the travertine fill mixture or epoxy resin to the hole. Make sure that you fill in the hole with the mixture. Let it dry before applying another layer of fill, unless otherwise instructed. You can use an aluminum sheet to push the fill inside of the hole. After that, apply the mixture to the exterior area of the hole. Make sure that the opening of the hole has enough fill in it.
Step 4 – Clean the Area and Let it Dry
Use a sponge to remove the stains of the mixture around the area of the hole. Avoid touching the sponge to the exact hole, as it would take away the fill. Allow the mixture to dry for at least 24 hours, or as instructed.
Step 5 – Clean and Paint the Area of the Hole
After you make sure that it has completely dried out, use a sponge to remove any stains or debris from the area of the project. Dry it using cotton cloth, or leave it for a few hours. Get a Travertine paint that is in the shade of your travertine and carefully apply it to the area of the filled hole. Let it dry.