Surface Care With The Faber B1 700
Surface Care With The Faber B1 700
Stains can be frustrating. The spots forming on your floors, countertops and even walls are unsightly, taking away the appeal of the premises. With natural stone and agglomerates, the issue is more exasperating due to the porosity of the material, where the spills are readily absorbed into the structure, making them more difficult to remove. There are different kinds, from the water-based stains such as alcohol, cranberry and grape juice, fruit punch, coffee and tea stains, blood, chocolate milk, syrup, and even vomit; all through to the oil-based stains which include ink, ointments, nail polish that winds up on the floor, plus the furniture dyes that were dripped onto the surrounding areas during the treatment process. While you can't predict when a stain will occur and what will cause it, taking pre-emptive steps such as applying protective treatments will go a long way in easing your mind and preventing the disastrous outcome of the spills. With water, additional issues crop up. Damages can result from rising damp and areas where there is direct contact with water, like in washrooms. The water that is within the structure also freezes and thaws with the surrounding climatic changes, weakening the installation. Note that for the water trapped between the waterproof membrane- which is normally part of the architecture, and the stone layer, the only way for the water to "escape" is through the stone layer. This evaporation usually leads to efflorescence and watermarking, further ruining the appearance of the installation. Water-repelling impregnators come in to prevent such issues from occurring. While protecting the surface's structural integrity is one thing, what of its look? Are you looking to apply an impregnator, while simultaneously maintaining the original colour of the surface? You can achieve this with the Faber B1 700.
The stain-proofing treatment you can rely on
The solvent-based Faber B1 700 penetrates into the surface and dries quickly as it bonds to the structure, providing oleo-repellency and hydro-repellency to the material. It prevents the spills from seeping into the structure, that way protecting your installation from permanent stains, and buying you time to clean up the spills. The water repellecy provided by the formulation also goes a long way in protecting against cases of rising damp ruining the flooring, or efflorescence that results in an unsightly mess. Moreover, your cleaning workload is reduced due to the resistance to dirt, as the Faber B1 700 prevents the grime from adhering to the surface. There is no surface film left behind. For those cases where the material has been treated with a water -repellent primer, the Faber B1 700 can additionally be applied to bring about the stain-proofing attributes, enhancing the effectiveness of the primer.
The Faber B1 700 has been specifically formulated for those surfaces where colour change is an issue, where you want to provide the stain-proofing protection while maintaining a neutral effect that preserves the colouration and tone of the treated surface. This is particularly a concern when dealing with materials like limestone which are sensitive to the impregnating agents used on them. The Faber B1 700 provides the hydro-repellence and oleo-repellence without altering the original appearance of the installation, or even affecting its breathability. It is resistant to UV radiation and the elements, and is popular for stain-proofing both indoor and outdoor surfaces. The product is suitable for use on a wide range of materials, be it marble, granite, slate, basaltina, porphyry, sandstone, quartzite, limestone, travertine, or even cotto. Whether you're looking to treat terracotta, marble-cement, or marble-resin and quartz-resin agglomerates, the Faber B1 700 will be up to the task.
Using The Faber B1 700 To Treat Your Surfaces
This can be done with a wide range of tools, from brushes and cloths to rollers and lambswool applicators. It depends on the size of the area you're working on, and what type of equipment that you find convenient to use. Start by cleaning the surface, as the dirt and grime will hamper the bonding process, and ruin the quality of the results. Let the surface dry, and then proceed to apply a thin coat of the Faber B1 700 onto it. Spread it over the whole area evenly, and allow it to dry. This will be fast, taking about 30 minutes. In case you're treating a highly absorbent material, then at this point you can proceed to add an extra coat of the Faber B1 700. Foot traffic can be allowed onto the area after 2 to 3 hours. Once you're through, you can easily use white spirit to wash the equipment that you have used.
The Faber B1 700 has a 10-15m²/L coverage rate. This will depend on the absorbency of the particular surface being treated. The wide coverage rate is also beneficial in reducing the amount of funds needed for the building's maintenance, since each unit of the product gets to be used on a large surface area.
Tips To Get The Most Out OF The Faber B1 700
The prevailing humidity conditions have an impact on how the product will bond to the surface and cure effectively. In this regard, when there are high humidity levels, like when it is misty, or it's about to rain, simply put off the treatment process, and carry it out later after the conditions have passed. While on this point, the Faber B1 700 should not be applied to wet surfaces- ensure that they have fully dried before treatment.
If there are been water repellent primer that has recently been applied, let it first dry before adding the coat of Faber B1 700.
Take the necessary safety precautions when applying the product, from ensuring that there is proper ventilation, to wearing hand and respiratory protective gear.
When it comes to the subsequent cleaning tasks, avoid harsh chemicals that will react with this stain-proofing treatment. It is recommended that you work with products like AlgaFloor or Neugel, both from Faber for the routine cleaning, and the DeterFug and Faber 30 formulations when you want extraordinary cleaning- like when you're dealing with really stubborn grime.