Get Rid Of Stubborn Stains With The Faber Oxidant
Stains, be they on floors, worktops, under the dining room set, on the patio outside- they are a part of life. Staining is bound to occur, and dealing with these unsightly spots is the next step. Food and drink spills, smudges that set into the material - they all ruin its appeal. Soda, alcoholic beverages, nail polish, latex paint, jelly that the kids were playing with and made a mess, stains from fruits, barbeque sauce, or even some baby formula that winded up on the floor- they need to be removed the moment they are formed. However, there is that category of stains that defies normal cleaning operations. Those that seem not to budge even after hours of incessant scrubbing on the same spot. These range from the yellowing discolourations, those dark marks that form due to natural stones absorbing water, all through to tannin stains and residue from the rust removal process. The deeper they are ingrained into the structure, the more difficult they are to get rid of. Don’t fret. The Faber Oxidant has been developed specifically to deal with such kind of issues.
Benefits Of The Faber Oxidant
Gets rid of complex stains
This unique water-based formulation effectively gets rid of those yellow stains that have resulted from water penetrating the surface or cases of rising damp affecting the structure, the dark marks that make the surface appear deplorable, to the stubborn nicotine and tannin spots. In cases where other stain removers need a boost, such as when using the No Mac Gel to remove coloured stains, the Faber Oxidant comes in to ensure that the spots are completely extracted from the surface. In cases of dealing with rust stains, such as when you’re working with the Mar Gel Plus on the marble and lime-based surfaces, the Faber Oxidant comes in to complete the process, specifically to get rid of that purple residue that is formed.
The Faber Oxidant can be used on a wide range of surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. It will get the task done alone- without any additional processes being required. You even don't need to follow through with some scrubbing. After applying it onto the target area, the product is allowed some time to breakdown the stains chemically, after which the residue is simply wiped off the surface. You can use it on surfaces that have acid-sensitive finishes, and even to get rid of the stains that have formed on polished marble and other delicate installations, without worrying about the original look and feel being changed. Limestone, granite, lapped and polished porcelains stoneware, porphyry, quartzite, sandstone, clinker and terracotta, cotto, molten basalt, travertine, cementina, tuff all through to concrete and ceramics installations- the Faber Oxidant will effectively remove the stubborn stains that have formed on them.
Easy to apply
Treating surfaces with the Faber Oxidant is a breeze. You can use tools like a brush or spatula, or pour it directly onto the stains. No dilution is required. For the cases where longer dwelling time is needed, you can cover the treated area with a nylon sheet or plastic film. Remember to use a thick layer of the Faber Oxidant, that way it won’t end up drying quickly. These measures increase the effectiveness of the unit, allowing more reaction with the stain instead of the environment surrounding it. After uncovering the area, let it remain exposed for between 30 to 60 ,then remove the product and residue. Rinse the surface, let it dry and it will be ready to use.
When treating surface onto which previous layers of wax had been applied, first remove them. Processes like the double stripping process with Faber products can be used. There will be cases when mechanical polishing will be required, especially when dealing with deeply set stains on natural stone installations. The extent to which the stain has penetrated into the structure will determine the grain size that is used. This process enhances the efficiency of the stain removal process. In fact, it is recommended that you test whether mechanical polishing will be needed before working on other larger surface areas, in order to reduce your workload.
With its affordable price tag, the Faber Oxidant will get rid of the stubborn stains on the different surfaces in the establishment without punching a hole through your wallet. Its high efficacy, plus the fact that it works without relying on other measures, reduces the resources needed for the stain removal, further enabling you to accrue savings.
DOs And DON'Ts Of The Faber Oxidant
DO clean the surface before application. Removing dust and gunk will enable the formulation to act directly on the stain.
DO allow the surface to dry before applying the Faber Oxidant.
DO allow the applied layer to remain undisturbed on the surface until the stain gets completely removed. Here, the amount of time required varies depending on the type of stain and its depth into the structure, and how long it has been set into the surface. General timelines include 2 – 8 hours for the tanning and nicotine stains; to 8 – 24 hours when dealing with yellowing and getting rid of the spots and dark marks caused by water penetration. For the really stubborn coloured stains that were not adequately extracted by the No Mac Gel, and the Oxidant needed to be brought in, give it between 1 and 6 hours. When removing the purple residue after the surface was treated with Mar Gel Plus to remove rust stains, the Oxidant should be left on the area for twice the length of time taken by the Mar Gel Plus.
DO damp-proof the surface, and even add a stain-proofing treatment after you’re done. This will aid the maintenance process, protecting the underlying structure.
DON'T apply the product when the surface is overly heated or exposed to direct sunlight. The optimal temperature is between 5°C and 40°C. In addition, avoid application when rain or frosting is about to occur, and when there is mist.
DON'T mix this product with other chemicals. As it acts on the stains, active oxygen is developed, which can result in unwanted reactions occurring. Only the Faber Poultice powder can be mixed with the Oxidant, in order to enable you to apply a sufficiently thick layer.