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Remove Efflorescence – Heavy

Remove heavy efflorescence from Grout, Porcelain & Ceramic Tiles

PURPOSE

Remove heavy efflorescence build up from grout, porcelain & ceramic tiles

PRODUCT

OXITREAT HD

OxiTreat HD is a fast acting concentrated acid treatment utilising an AQS Heavy Duty formula to remove most cement & grout haze, efflorescence, rust stains, mineral deposits, mortar residue & smears. Will help remove most hard water stains, lime deposits, soap scum and ground in dirt and grime. It will also etch concrete. USE: On ACID RESISTANT surfaces.

KEY FEATURES
  • Fast Acting – Concentrated Blend of Acids – No VOC’s
  • Heavy Duty Formula Removes Grime, Pencil Marks & Soap Scum
  • Removes Heavy Grout Haze, Efflorescence, Rust & Mineral Deposits
Oxitreat HD, removes grout haze, efflorescence, rust, mineral deposits, pencil and rust
EQUIPMENT

AquaBug Cleaning Kit, Scrub pad or brush, broom, bucket, clean water and cotton towels. Optional: Scrub machine, wet-dry vac.

PRECAUTIONS
  1. Read entire label, SDS & technical bulletin before using;
  2. Wear appropriate gloves, skin & eye protection;
  3. Surface must be free from many other sealers & coatings;
  4. Use when surface temperature is between 4°C and 32°C.5.
  5. Do not allow contact with any non-recommended surfaces;
  6. Take care when using on dark coloured grout or on natural stone.
PROCEDURE
  1. Sweep, vacuum, or wipe surface;
  2. Slightly pre-wet surface with clean water;
  3. Dilute OxiTreat HD depending on the severity of the problem
    a) LIGHT: Dilute 1 part OxiTreat HD to 15 parts clean water.
    b) MODERATE: Dilute 1 part to 10 parts clean water OxiTreat HD
    c) HEAVY: Dilute 1 part to 5 parts clean water OxiTreat HD
    d) EXTREME: Dilute 1 part to 3 parts clean water OxiTreat HD
  4. Carefully apply the solution to surface with a sponge or a mop;
  5. Allow minimum dwell time of 10 minutes. Longer dwell time may be required.
  6. DO NOT ALLOW THE PRODUCT TO DRY ON THE SURFACE;
  7. Scrub with a white nylon pad or scrub machine;
  8. Remove the dirty solution with a wet vac or mop;
  9. Rinse thoroughly with clean water;
  10. Repeat the process as necessary.
    Note 1: Heavily soiled areas may require longer dwell time and/or stronger solution.
    Note 2: Add MicroScrub to standing solution just prior to scrubbing to boost performance where required
PURPOSE

Manage Future Efflorescence

After removing efflorescence, treat area with Eff-Ective to help minimise and manage future efflorescence.

PRODUCT

EFF-ECTIVE

Eff-Ective is a non-acidic efflorescence cleaner & inhibitor. Formulated with New Generation AQS Technology to treat and help inhibit future efflorescence. USE: For concrete, grout, masonry, pavers, terracotta, terrazzo and natural stone.

KEY FEATURES
  • Helps Remove Salts from Stone, Grout & Masonry
  • Treats & Inhibits Recurrence of Future Efflorescence
  • Safe, Non Acidic, New Generation AQS Technology
  • Use in Indoor, Outdoor, Domestic & Commercial Area.
Efflorescence Cleaner and Inhibitor, Non Acidic, Remove efflorescence, inhibit efflorescence
EQUIPMENT

AquaBug Cleaning Kit, Scrub pad or brush, broom, bucket, clean water and cotton towels. Optional: Scrub machine, wet-dry vac.

PROCEDURE
  1. Sweep, vacuum or wipe surface;
  2. Slightly pre-wet surface with clean water resulting in a damp surface – remove excess surface water;
  3. Liberally apply Eff-Ective to the surface with a roller, brush, sponge or sprayer;
  4. Allow to dwell minimum 15 minutes – the longer the better
  5. DO NOT ALLOW PRODUCT TO DRY ON SURFACE
  6. After desired dwell time, scrub with white nylon pad, scrub brush or scrub machine;
  7. Wipe dry the surface with slightly damp cloths – DO NOT RINSE;
  8. Repeat as necessary.
  9. After surface has fully dried (minimum 24 hours), seal with any Aqua-Seal STS sealer;
IMPORTANT NOTES

Note A: Do not use OxiTreat HD on marble, limestone, travertine or on other acid-sensitive tile or stone.
Note B: If efflorescence is entrapped below a non-breathable sealer, follow directions of Problem Solver #11-Remove Sealers & Coatings to remove sealer prior to efflorescence removal.

For additional options, please contact Aqua-Seal STS Technical Services via e-mail sales@aqua-seal.com.au or +61 2 9521 4000 with information specific to the problem you are addressing.

Important Note

These recommendations are intended as general guidelines for Problem Solving.
The actual product dilution ratios and cleaning requirements may vary depending on the use, amount and method of application.
Read entire Product Label, SDS and Technical Bulletin before using any product.
ALWAYS TEST A SMALL AREA to determine the ease of application, dilution, dwell time & desired results.
Keep surface clean and dry to reduce possibility of slip-fall accidents.