Penetrating-Sealer ™ TM

  • Natural Look

Description

An economical solvent-based, natural look, no sheen, no surface film, 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. Also suitable as a grout sealer. For interior and exterior use.

Uses

Suitable on low porosity natural stone tiles, including marble, travertine, granite, porcelain, limestone, quartzite, cement pavers, masonry surfaces, low porosity terracotta, terrazzo, quarry tiles, vitrified and unglazed ceramics.

Coverage

Approximately 20m² 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, weather 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, free of sealers, waxes and grout residue. STONESHIELD PENETRATING-SEALER NATURAL-LOOK can be applied 48 hours after grouting for new installations. Apply evenly using a lambswool applicator, lint-free cloth, paintbrush, or pump sprayer. 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 cotton 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.

Quality Chemicals & Coatings

Maintenance

Only use STONESHIELD DAILY CLEANER to prolong life of sealer. Re-apply H²O seal if signs of wear occur.

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 12 hours after sealing. STONESHIELD PENETRATING-SEALER NATURAL-LOOK will not prevent surface wear or etching from strong acids. Store and use between 4° C and 32° C only.

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.