Faber CristalFab White Pad
Faber CristalFab White Pad Review
With crystallisation, chemical reaction is used to give surfaces- especially natural stone installations, a super shine- which conventional methods simply cannot attain. The product used reacts with the stone itself, making the result to be part of the structure, and not just a layer sitting on top of it. What’s more, chemically altering the surface gives it higher durability and makes it less porous, meaning subsequent cleaning operations will be easier. However, there are factors to consider before sloshing just any crystallisation formulation onto the surface. These are the likes of the orange peel effect. Here, you end up with a plastic looking floor that looks like it has dimples. Sure it will be shiny, but that that’s not the outcome you had hoped for. As such, you want products that will enable you to carry out a quality job, with results that can last for long- where they maintain that high gloss appearance. You can get that with the Faber CristalFab White Pad.
Benefits Of The Faber CristalFab White Pad
Crystallising without oxidation
When surfaces are being polished- especially those that are slightly damp, issues like greying or rust effects caused by steel wool pads is a major concern. This negatively affects the quality of the results. The formulation of the Faber CristalFab White Pad enables you to get the desired results even in such conditions. It is specifically used when the polishing machine has been fitted with a white pad, which is usually at the latter stages of the surface treatment process.
Your main goal is to obtain a glossy finish. In this regard, the Faber CristalFab White Pad performs superbly. It restores the deep shine to the surface being treated, and is popularly used when restoring those floors that have been worn down by heavy footfall. You won’t have to worry about issues such as yellowing over time, or even the dreaded orange peel effect that is a concern when working with these kinds of surfaces. What's more, the Faber CristalFab White Pad does not cause overlaps. After you’re done polishing the surface, there won’t be blemishes in on the areas that were treated at different times.
Protects your installation
You also want to preserve the structural integrity of your installation. After all, it was expensive to set up, and increasing its ability to withstand the daily abuse that floors handle will enable you to avoid the hefty costs that come with making repairs and replacements. Treating the surface regularly with the Faber CristalFab White Pad prevents deep damage to the surface. This has the welcome benefit of prolonging the waiting period required between successive polishing operations. There’s more: it promotes grip, which is particularly handy to prevent slip and fall accidents on the smooth and shiny surface.
With the Faber CristalFab White Pad, you won’t have to struggle with a complicated polishing process. The formulation itself is easy to use, and works with equipment like single disc machines onto which a white pad has been fitted. This type of treatment is not aggressive, and actually doesn't take up much elbow grease to get it done. Before you begin the application, first ensure that the dust and grime on the surface have been removed. The surface should also be dry. For the treatment itself, simply pour Faber CristalFab White Pad onto the surface, then distribute it with the single disc machine. There are also those situations where you may choose to work with a manual rotary brush. Continue polishing the surface, till the product dries. After you're through with the application, wipe away any steel wool residue that has been left behind. You can also use a broom or vacuum cleaner for the expansive areas. Once you're through, the equipment that has even used can be quickly washed with water.
Are you treating a highly trafficked area? In order to obtain long-lasting results, these situations will require more than one application. Usually, 3 consecutive ones will be enough, to ensure that the shine is maintained. Speaking of which, after treating the floor with the Faber CristalFab White Pad, it doesn’t mean that you leave it unattended. Regular cleaning will also be required. Here, you can use products that are also from Faber, such as the Neugel or AlgaFloor units.
The Faber CristalFab White Pad is suitable for use on lime-based surfaces in both indoor and outdoor environments. These range from marble, travertine, and limestone, to their agglomerates such as marble-cement and marble-resin. It gets the task done without posing a risk to the structure of the material.
What of the price? Well, the Faber CristalFab White Pad is affordable, enabling you to get a shiny surface without straining your finances. Moreover, with the extra durability that results from the chemical alteration of the surface, you avoid costs that would have been incurred making expensive repairs.
Extra Tips To Get The Most Out Of The Faber CristalFab White Pad
Shaking the product in its container will help in reverting it to a creamy state. However, this isn’t much of a concern seeing that the operation of the polishing machine, with its rotary action, will make the formulation to develop a creamy consistency.
It’s recommended that you divide up the area you intend to work on into smaller, more manageable sections, such as 1m². These will enable you to ensure that you have uniformly applied the Faber CristalFab White Pad, and will also allow you to accurately assess your progress. For the rate to be used, 2/3 of a spoonful should be enough when working on each of the 1m² areas.
When working with a single disc machine, its rpm should be set in the range of 150-200 for optimal results. In addition, use a concentric motion, and polish the surface until you obtain the desired shine.
Note that the product should not be used on surfaces that are overly heated. The ideal temperature range is between 5°C and 40°C. In addition, for those cases where you’re working on new installations and surfaces that have been recently grouted, first allow any adhesives and the grout that has been used to cure before you apply the Faber CristalFab White Pad