Asked on Oct 12, 2019

How do I bleach or otherwise lighten travertine tile?

SharonBijousCheryl A


Bleach or lighten travertine tile. I don’t want to paint, though? Thinking about hydrofluoric acid but not sure if it would ruin tile.

4 answers
  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 12, 2019

    I would go to a Home Depot or Loews and ask them what product to use - there are tons of products on the market but you need one that suits your needs

  • Bijous
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Hi Jin. The article Deb pointed you towards is perfect for unsealed stone. However, if yours is sealed you will need to remove the sealer. Acetone will work but you must start in small sections as it dries quickly. Once you've got all the sealer off, then study the ehow to stain the travertine. Good luck!

  • Sharon
    on Oct 15, 2019

    I would not use acid, it will etch the tile and make it much harder to keep clean.

Your comment...