Porcelain-Tile-Sealer TM

Description

STONESHIELD PORCELAIN TILE SEALER is an economical solvent based, penetrating, no-sheen, no surface film, natural look, water repellent for general stain protection. Can be used as a pre-sealer on to clean surfaces at least 6 hours before grouting. Allows water vapour transmission. For interior and exterior use.

Uses

Suitable on polished and unpolished porcelain, vitrified and unglazed ceramics and other low porosity polished natural stone.

Coverage

Approx. 20 m2 per litre per coat depending on porosity, surface texture, temperature and method of application. On polished surfaces only 1 coat may be required. On natural, tumbled, honed and flamed surfaces a minimum of 2 coats will be required.

Expected Wear

Will vary depending on texture, hardness of surface, area, traffic, maintenance and use of aggressive cleaners. Expected wear - up to 5 years.

Method of Application

Test on a small area first, to ensure suitability and desired result. Surface must be clean, dry and free of sealers, waxes and grout residue. Polished porcelain tiles often have a factory applied protective wax coating. This should be thoroughly removed with STONESHIELD WAX-OFF before sealing. Grout residue should be removed with STONESHIELD GROUT-LIFT before sealing. Apply one even liberal coat of STONESHIELD PORCELAIN-TILE SEALER using a lambswool applicator, lint-free cloth or paintbrush. Do not allow pooling or bubbles to form. If product is completely absorbed within 5 minutes, then wait 30 minutes and apply a second coat. If product is not completely absorbed within 5 minutes, wait 30 minutes and wipe off all excess product with an absorbent cloth. A third coat may be required, if the tile is more porous.

Cure times

Allow 30 minutes between coats. Foot traffic after 4 hours. Do not apply externally if rain is expected within 12 hours. Full cure in 24 hours.

Test

After 2 hours apply water droplets to 1 tile, if water is absorbed, apply additional coats.

Maintenance

Only use STONESHIELD DAILY-CLEAN to prolong life of sealer. Reapply STONESHIELD PORCELAIN-TILE SEALER if surfaces become difficult to clean or staining occurs.

Limitations

Do not apply to damp tiles. Allow 48 hours after laying with quality tile adhesive before sealing. Do not wet tiles for at least 24 hours after sealing. STONESHIELD PORCELAIN-TILE SEALER will not prevent surface wear or etching from strong acids. Store and use between 4° C and 32° C.

Precautions

Ensure good ventilation and avoid breathing vapours. Avoid skin and eye contact. Wear goggles, gloves and suitable protective clothing when necessary. Keep out of reach of children and pets and store away from other chemicals. Do not allow contact with other sensitive surfaces. Flammable.