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FAQ'S

Sealers:

Q: Can I use Invisible Sealer on Slate Tiles?

A: No, Slate tiles need surface protection and Invisible sealer only offers stain protection.

Recommended sealers for Slate Tiles are: Top Seal, Natural Stone Sealer - HP or Natural Stone Sealer - LP

Q: Can I use Invisible Sealer on Sandstone Tiles?

A: No, Invisible sealer can only be used on low porosity tiles.

Sandstone tiles are very porous. Three recommended sealers: Top seal, Natural Stone sealer - HP or Natural Stone Sealer -LP

Q: How long do I have to wait for the tiles to dry after cleaning?

A: Invisible Sealer - 48 Hours
Top Seal - 08 Hours
Smart Seal - 04 Hours
Natural Stone Sealer - 24 Hours

Q: How long do I have to wait for the sealer to dry in between coats?

A: Natural Stone Sealer - HP and Invisible Sealer - 2 Hours
Top Seal - 4 Hours
Smart Seal -30 min

Q: How long does it take for the sealer to dry completely?

A: 24 Hours.

Q: How long do I have to wait before I can traffic and clean the sealed area?

A: 24 Hours before trafficing and 48 Hours before cleaning.

Q: What do I use to apply the sealer with?

A: The recommeded applicator is the Total Floor Care Sheepskin applicator

Q: What is the best method for application?

A: Acid wash with Grout Off
Rinse with clean fresh water
Neutralise and degrease with Easy Clean
Rinse until there are no more bubbles and residues of cleaners
Alow to dry -see label for drying times
Seal using the correct applicator and waiting the correct time in between coats
Acrylic / surface sealers = 2 to 4 coats
Penetrating sealers = 1 or more until the tile will not absorb any more sealer

Q: What sealer can I use to seal Terrazo tiles with?

A: Natural Stone Sealer - HP, Natural Stone Sealer - LP or Top Seal

Q: What can I use to seal a marble couter top?

A: Invisible Sealer can be used to seal low porosity natural stone tops. This prevents spillages like acid and oils from causing stains.
Invisible Sealer creates a more hygienic surface as it blocks the pores that could host bacteria.

Cleaners:

Q: How do I remove grout stains off cement floors?

A: Use Grout Off (dilute 1:30) and not stronger than 10:1 and use Easy Clean afterwards to neutralize the surface. Do not use Grout Off on Granite, Travertine and Marble.

Q: What is the difference between Easy Clean and Quick Clean?

A: Easy Clean is a powerful alkaline degreaser and neutralizer.

Easy Clean must be diluted for general purpose cleaning. Cleans oil, greases and general grime. Easy Clean also neutralize surfaces after been washed with acids.

Quick Clean is an economical, hygienic and neutral cleaner for frequent tile cleaning. Quick Clean contains antibacterial additives and may be used on any tile and hard surface. Pleasant frangrance and ultimate cleaner for every tiled floor.

Q: Is Grout Off necessary for cleaning cement & grout stains or can I clean with water?

A: Yes, Grout Off is necessary. It is a special blend of acids & detergents specifically formulated to remove grout and mortar residues (which water can't clean) - Porous & non-porous surfaces

Q: Which cleaner can I use to clean sealed tiles with?

A: For General purpose periodic cleaning - use Easy Clean.

Easy Clean is too powerful to use for regular cleaning. For every day cleaning - use Quick Clean.

Q: What can I use to clean car oil off my paving?

A: Easy Clean can be used. Paving can be sealed with Natural Stone Sealer - HP or Natural Stone Sealer - LP which will make cleaning much easier and keep oil & dirt from penetrating into the paving.

Q: Which cleaner can I use to get shoe scuff marks / Pencil marks off my porcelain tiles?

A: Purge is a cleaner specialy formulated to spot clean Porcelain tiles.
No dilution needed, wet the cloth and clean on the spot.

Q: What can I use the remove Grout from Travertine tiles?

A: Easy Clean can be used to clean the grout on Tarvertine, Marble & Granite tiles.

Q: Why can I not use Grout Off on Travertine, Marble or Granite tiles?

A: Grout Off contains acids which cause damage to Marble, Travertine & Granite tiles.

Q: What do I use (applicator) when cleaning tiles with Grout Off?

A: A scrubbing pad, scrubbing brush or hard bristle broom please make sure to wear safety gloves when cleaning with Grout Off.

Polishes:

Q: I am looking for a long lasting, anti-slip polish?

A: Maxi Shine is a long lasting, self-shining, anti slip polymer polish. Maxi Shine is frequently used by contractors for a durable high gloss finish. Maxi shine's high polymer formula gives it superior life and performance. Maxi Shine is used whenever a gloss finish is required or where added surface protection is needed (over acrylic sealers etc). Maxi Shine may only be used for interior applications. Suitable on all types of tiles.

Q: Can I apply a new coat of Maxi Shine on top of an old coat?

A: Yes.

Q: How many coats must be applied?

A: Only one coat is needed.

Q: Will Maxi Shine change the colour of the tile?

A: No, but there might be a slight colour enhacement.

Q: Can I apply Sealer on top of Maxi Shine?

A: No, because Maxi Shine will block the pores and the sealer won't be able to penetrate into the pores and bond with the tile. Will eventualy flake off. Remove Maxi Shine with Polish Stripper, clean with Easy Clean, leave for 48 Hours to dry & apply sealer. Maxi Shine can be applied 48 Hours after sealing.

Q: Do I dilute Maxi Shine before use?

A: In most cases no. If a spray buff method is to be used then maxi shine can be diluted 4:1 with water. A lint free cloth, sheepskin applicator or wax pad can be used for application.

Q: Do I have to re-apply Maxi Shine after every wash?

A: Only whenever you think the floor needs more gloss.

Q: How long does Maxi Shine last?

A: Maxi shine should last +- 3-4 months.

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