It is really important that you do two things if you insist on wiping
your cloth with water. First, make sure to use a towel that is not
colored with anything. When you see your nice clean white towel and
think that it is pure...really, it is colored with white die. When you
soak that in warm water and wipe down your table, you are streaking your
cloth with the white die from the towel (in many cases). With regard to
the water, you should use distilled water and a clean bucket. Someone
else reported that water will fade the cloth- that is not really true
with the nicer cloths like Granito and Simonis. These cloths are died
all the way through the wool with very good die of liberal pigment, and
don't fade like cheaper cloth. But if the water you are using is dirty,
or the bucket or whatever, you can also stain the cloth in streaks.
So find yourself some natural towels that are lint free...get a jug of
distilled water...and go to town. I suggest getting a good vacuum
cleaner to do the job (because when wiping the table with a wet rag, you
are probably forcing as much dirt into the cloth as you are taking from
the cloth. With regard to your current problem, don't worry about it.
As long as you change your habits, the streaks will probably soon
disappear. However, don't try to get them out or else you may make the
situation worse. They will most likely be gone sooner than you think.
Deno J. Andrews
> Recently had some Granito Basalt installed. Like the cloth quite a bit,
> plays fast, consistent, looks great. However, from time to time in the past
> I have taken a lightly damp cloth and wiped the cloth down, I used to have
> Mali. Using the damp cloth from time to time helped get up the chalk dust.
> Here is my concern, I tried the same thing on the new Basalt and it now has
> some NOTICEABLE streaks that I really need to find a solution for. Brushing
> does not help.
> Help, please.