Stone Treat

Frequently Asked Questions

Each sealer is intended for various employments. They are all marginally unique. For instance, Stain-Treat repulses water, water-borne salts and oil-based stains and Back Treat will repulse water and water-borne salts.

Sealing a tile before it is installed is called Pre-sealing. A few tiles arrive on the job already pre-sealed, often with a generally frail sealer in the production line. To check if a tile should be pre-fixed place a tablespoon of water at first glance for 30 seconds. If the water is absorbed or leaves a dark mark the tile should be pre-sealed prior to laying. Pre-sealing lessens the measure of impregnating sealer required once the tile is introduced as it diminishes the measure of sealer entering too profoundly into the tile. This likewise shields the tile from installation water harm, for example, that brought about by grouting between the tile joints. Another vital advantage of pre-fixing is to lessen the impacts of grout relocating into the side of the tile, which causes an unattractive staining

Permeable building materials brick, cast stone, concrete, granite, grout, limestone, marble, pavers, porcelain, sandstone, slate, terracotta tiles, terrazzo and vitreous tile. Every damaging agent, for example, water, water-borne salts and oil based stains will be promptly consumed by permeable building materials as they resemble hard sponges. The usefulness of the material will be diminished. Fixing with a high quality sealer or Stone Treat implies less time is spent looking after surfaces

Surface sealers and impregnating sealers are the two fundamental sorts of sealers. A surface sealer will give a physical hindrance over the surface resulting in darkening of the surface. These coatings typically turn out to be more dangerous when wet and wear generally rapidly. Bringing about the covering to seem shady, salts may likewise develop under the surface. Impregnating sealers can be named those that repulse water and those that repulse both water and oil based stains. Impregnating sealers as a rule have little impact on the frictional properties and appearance of the surface yet won't totally stop soil and elastic getting away from any confining influence pores of the surface

To decide how much sealer you'll require, measure the length and width of the range to be fixed. The measure of sealer utilized will rely on upon the specific material being sealed. For example, to seal wet-poured concrete pavers you will require 1 liter for every 7 sq.m. (10 to 70 sq.ft. per quart) and for sandstone you will require 1 liter for each 4 sq.m. (10 to 40 sq.ft. per quart). Your merchant will have the capacity to give a manual for the measure of sealer required for a specific material being sealed.

To take the active ingredients onto or into the surface, sealers require a “carrier ". The carrier can be either water or a natural dissolvable. There is most likely water is a more secure and all the more naturally appropriate dissolvable. In any case, when in doubt, water-based sealers are less powerful than dissolvable based sealers. They don't infiltrate well into the surface, can't be effortlessly recoated, and don't execute as successfully.

A sticky deposit at first glance at times occurs when a lot of the sealer has been left on the surface. Residue can be evacuated if the sealer is not exactly a couple days old by applying a portion of the sealer to a Stone white towel and cleaning the deposit until the surface is perfect. This ought to break down the residue. Apply some of paint stripper to a Stone white towel and clean the buildup until the surface is perfect if the deposit has dried then. A Nylon scouring cushion may likewise expel truly hardheaded residue.

Marks from a contaminating agent can at present stain the surface as the impregnating sealers don't fill the pores. The uplifting news is that the sealer holds the contaminating agent near the surface. Marks brought on by contaminating agent, for example, oil and so forth will be evacuated by diluted corrosive free bleach and light scrubbing. Stone-Treat impregnating sealers are bleach tolerant.

A discoloration that may occur to the outer external edge of the surface of the tile is termed as “picture framing”. It is best to prevent picture framing from occurring as it is usually irreversible. The source is typically either the drainage of grout into the tile or, for cement based materials, an uneven curing of the cement in the tile. Pre- fixing the upper-surface and the sides of the tile are the preventive measures.

These applicators are independent contractors with proven track records and training in the use of Stone-Treat products.

In the event that a region of permeable building materials is prepared and sealed by a Stone-Treat licensed implement you may fit the bill for a composed guarantee. The guarantee is between Stone-Treat and you, and it states that if the sealed surface is appropriately kept up however comes up short then it will be re-sealed at no cost to you.

You should consider what kind of permeable building material you have e.g. sandstone and so on, what you need to shield it from e.g. food or salt water, whether it makes a difference if the sealer changes the look of the surface and what amount are you arranged to spend.

Pre-existing surface sealers must usually be removed. The best technique is to utilize a paint stripper that can be purchased at any hardware store. Utilize a lot of Stone white material while removing the sealer. Make sure you do a test area first. The exception to this is that a Stone-Treat penetrating sealer will pass through virtually any other penetrating sealer.

In the event that the surface is excessively hot or exorbitant item has been applied for that kind of material, this can happen. Try removing the excess by wetting a dry white fabric in the sealer and cleaning the buildup. In the event that that doesn't work a solid dissolvable, for example, Xylene will evacuate generally residue. You may need to re-seal those influenced territories again in the wake of cleaning.

Stone-Treat's items are the best penetrating sealers cash can purchase. In any case, they do have their points of limits. For example they won't stop surface drawing, so to minimize retention the spill ought to be tidied up instantly. You may need to utilize a polyurethane coating on the off chance that you need your surface to be "bullet proof” or utilize a glazed ceramic tile. This will require recoating like clockwork, change the look and make water develop underneath

We get a kick out of the chance to think we have a scope of sealers to suit all financial plans. Yet, the cost of some of our more costly items reflects high caliber of the fixings ingredients and their high active content which is up to 100%.

You can apply a surface sealer over the treated surface yet you should wash the surface with dissolvable and utilize a dissolvable based surface sealer. The purpose behind this is on the grounds that exclusive a dissolvable based surface sealer will hold fast to an impregnated surface.

All cement based building materials are affected by a problem of Efflorescence. This includes pavers, brickwork, block work, concrete, render, grout and tiles. There are likewise numerous grams of water-dissolvable salts in each kilogram of cement-based material. Most commonly, efflorescence begins when unused lime compounds from the cement are dissolved in mixing water, ground water or rain. These lime compounds are brought to the surface by evaporation of the water where they can frame insoluble crystalline calcium carbonate by response with carbon dioxide in air. The surface can be for all time reestablished if blooming has as of now happened. Basically seal the surface and once the sealer has cured after around 24 hours of its application; the efflorescence can be cleaned off with the assistance of an appropriate mellow corrosive never to be seen again. Keep in mind to dependably test the surface first. Stone-Treat sealers can play out this errand without changing the look, surface or frictional properties of the surface.

At the point when the damp course in a divider no longer stops ground water, dampness and salts go up the divider bringing about unattractive harm to inside and outside completes the process of, rising soggy happens. Underneath the floor, the infusion of Back Treat level gives enduring security against water and water-borne salt harm. Back Treat is an even more economical solution.

Determine the level of the existing damp course. Drill 20 to 30-mm (3/4” to 11/4”) diameter holes 120-mm (5”) apart at a slight incline in a staggered pattern. Ensure the holes to be treated are Stone, clean and free of residues. Apply when the surface temperature is below 35 C° (95 F°). Generously saturate the holes with product using a reservoir, or similar. Avoid contact with surrounding areas. Typical application rate is 1 litre per 1 to 1 linear metres, depending on porosity and wall thickness. Allow 30 minutes for product to soak in then repeat application until the wall is saturated. Clean hardware in mineral turps. After the effective consummation of the moist coarse infusion the dividers will Stone out, making salts show up at the surface. The rate of Stoneing out will rely on upon numerous things including the temperature and may take months before the dampness substance of the divider is steady.

A few clients trust that our treatments will make their sandstone “salt safe”. This is not accurate. There is no doubt that our sealers will provide a considerable long-term benefit in opposing the entrance of water and salt into the stone. Be that as it may, the treated stone won't get to be "salt safe". Or maybe, it gets to be impervious to the entrance of salt. The durability of the sandstone will be influenced by the closeness to salt water, the measure of salt as of now in the stone before treatment, the sort and nature of the stone and sub-soil seepage will all effect. In spite of the fact that we trust our sealers are the best accessible available, they should be applied correctly. Sealers will significantly improve the durability of the sandstone in a salt water environment with proper application. You can “dip seal” the stone to ensure the maximum protection of sandstone in harsh saltwater environments. ‘Dip seal’ is done by fully immersing the pavers in a bath filled with sealer. Sealing the underside of the pavers may fundamentally decrease the bond between the Cement or water-based paste and the pavers. Utilizing Stone Treat 404 may conquer this issue.