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    May 2014
    Nazareth, PA

    Plaster Stains

    Hello everyone. I have a SWG pool with a rock wall. I have a brownish colored stain streaming down the plaster across the whole wall. I assume the stain is from the leaching of iron out of the stone. What can I do to get rid of the stain? Thanks for your help.

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    Jan 2013
    Houston, TX

    Plaster Stains

    Welcome to tfp!

    The test to do on the stain is the vitamin c test ( hold a tablet on the stain and it will lift almost immediately.). If that works you can do the as ascorbic acid treatment. Instructions can be found in the how to or using the search.

    Edit changed orbit to ascorbic. Darn autocorrect
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Plaster Stains

    What he said ^^^

    Check out the picture in this thread closely.

    Once the stains are gone, you'll likely need a sequestrant
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Plaster Stains

    Are the stains above or below the waterline?
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