How to Clean Stone Wall Cladding

Stone is one of the most luxurious materials available on the market for wall coverings, and to keep the luxurious appearance it’s important to keep it clean. Keeping the stone clean will also help it to last as long as possible.

In this article, we’ll go over the best way to keep your stone wall cladding squeaky clean so that it lasts for a long time and looks great!

How to clean stone wall cladding

It’s important to take note of the type of stone that your cladding is made of. Each type of stone has its own individual cleaning process to keep it looking great – and no two types of stone are the same, so make sure to check this before proceeding to clean it.

How to clean sandstone cladding

Sandstone can be cleaned with just a sponge and a mild cleaning agent – make sure to steer clear of hard brushes and harsh chemicals, which can make the stone deteriorate in quality.

Apply the mild cleaning agent to the stone and clean gently with the sponge. Repeat this process for any stubborn marks or dirt.

You should fully dry the sandstone after cleaning. Sandstone is one of the more porous stone materials, so any water that seeps into the stone can cause it to weather and deteriorate in quality faster.

How to clean slate cladding

Cleaning slate cladding is best done with either a mild household cleaner or a slate-specific cleaner. It’s important not to use anything with harsh chemicals, so that the quality of your slate stays intact. Make sure to also fully dry the slate after cleaning.

How to clean porcelain cladding

The best way to clean porcelain cladding is to use warm water, which is both safe and gentle for use on the cladding. Cleaning porcelain with water means that there will not be any unsightly streaks left behind on the material (as long as it is properly dried after cleaning). It also prevents damage to the cladding – there are no harsh ingredients in water!

If you’ve washed your porcelain cladding with water and still have some lingering dirt, try a cladding-specific cleaning product with a neutral pH to retain the quality of the porcelain.

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If you have any questions that weren’t answered in this article, make sure to check out our other guides and tips articles. You can also contact our team for assistance – we’re always happy to help!