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Different surfaces have different requirements.
Pre-Grout Sealing, Sealing & Maintenance Specifications are listed for most common surfaces and finishes.

Cleaning and Sealing – Polished Marble

Marble is a granular metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Recrystallisation is caused by metamorphism (heat and pressure) of these minerals. This also results in the different type of veining and colours seen in marble along with the different textures (fine to coarse). A polished finish is smooth with a high gloss which also brings out the colour of the stone. Due to the high content of calcium carbonate, marble is susceptible to etching from acid based contaminants eg wine, citrus, soft drinks etc. Etching and traffic wear patterns are more noticeable on polished surfaces.

DIP-SEALING/SIX SIDED SEALING

Purpose: Dip Sealing or Six Sided Sealing is done to help protect porous stone from staining and ease the grout clean up during installation. It also helps minimise efflorescence, mineral blooming and picture framing. Use ULTRA-BLOCK for this purpose.

ULTRA-BLOCK is an economical water based specialty sealer formulated as an installation aid. Ideal for six sided sealing, dip-sealing, underside sealing & pre-grouting sealing. Helps prevent staining caused by grouting, water soluble minerals, picture framing, efflorescence and adhesive blotch marks which are normally absorbed through the back of the stone during installation. If a dark or contrasting grout is to be used, apply GROUT RELEASE PRO AFTER the initial coat of ULTRA-BLOCK has cured and before starting the grouting. This will help minimise staining from the dark grout.

Note: If you intend using an enhancing type sealer for an enhanced look as the final finish, AVOID ULTRA-BLOCK contact with the top surface.

Ultra-Block™ Pre-Sealer and Six Sided Dip Sealer

Step By Step Dip-Sealing with ULTRA-BLOCK
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Dip-Sealing using Ultra-Block

PRE-GROUT SEALING POLISHED MARBLE

Purpose: Pre-Sealing helps with the grouting clean up process and helps minimise staining from handling and adhesives during the installation.

NATURAL LOOK

Before installation or before the grouting process, pre-seal the top surface with AQUA-SEAL GOLD+ if a NATURAL LOOK is desired.

Note: If a dark or contrasting grout is used, apply GROUT RELEASE PRO AFTER the initial coat of AQUA-SEAL GOLD+ has cured and before starting the grouting process. This will help minimise staining from the dark grout.

You can use HAZE AWAY as per label instructions to further help the grout clean-up process and also minimise any grout haze.

Aqua-Seal Gold+™ Premium Natural look sealer with Rapid Seal. The choice of sealing professionals.

ENHANCED LOOK

Before installation or before the grouting process, pre-seal the top surface with ENHANCE’N’SEAL if an ENHANCED LOOK is desired.

Note: If a dark or contrasting grout is used, apply GROUT RELEASE PRO AFTER the initial coat of ENHANCE’N’SEAL has cured and before starting the grouting process. This will help minimise staining from the dark grout.

You can use HAZE AWAY as per label instructions to further help the grout clean-up process and also minimise any grout haze.

Enhance’N’Seal™ Premium Sealer & Colour Enhancer

SEALING POLISHED MARBLE

Purpose: Sealing will help protect porous surface from staining and ease ongoing maintenance.

NATURAL LOOK

AQUA-SEAL GOLD+ is the best recommendation for a NATURAL LOOK & maximum stain resistance. Aqua-Seal Gold+ is a premium, natural look, no sheen, penetrating sealer. Rapid-Seal STS™ Formula provides maximum stain resistance in 4 hours. Safe, Non-Flammable, Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant, Low VOC Formula. Also a pre-grouting sealer. Breathable – Allows Moisture Vapour Transmission. Reduces Freeze/Thaw Damage, Spalling and Efflorescence. Helps to Consolidate Surfaces. Inhibits Mould and Mildew growth. For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas. USE: On porous & unsealed surfaces.

Aqua-Seal Gold+™ Premium Natural look sealer with Rapid Seal. The choice of sealing professionals.

Step By Step Sealing with AQUA-SEAL GOLD+
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Sealing using Aqua-Seal Gold+

NATURAL LOOK – SMALL AREAS

For small areas, you can use SPRAY’N’SEAL which is a premium, natural look, no sheen, penetrating aerosol sealer. Rapid-Seal STS™ Formula. Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant. Also a pre-grouting sealer. Use on newly installed grout 2 hours after grouting (for best performance allow new grout to fully cure before sealing). Breathable – Allows Moisture Vapour Transmission. Reduces Freeze/Thaw Damage, Spalling and Efflorescence. Helps to Consolidate Surfaces. Inhibits Mould and Mildew growth. For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas. USE: On porous & unsealed surfaces.

Spray'N'Seal™ Premium Natural Look Sealer

ENHANCED LOOK

ENHANCE’N’SEAL is the best recommendation for a COLOUR ENHANCED/DARKENED LOOK & maximum stain resistance. It is a 100% Actives, premium, penetrating, no sheen sealer & colour enhancer. For maximum stain resistance and to enhance, darken, highlight & rejuvenate colour. Non-Flammable, Non-Yellowing and UV Resistant. Can be used as a pre-grouting sealer. Breathable – Allows Moisture Vapour Transmission (MVT). Reduces Freeze/Thaw Damage, Spalling & Efflorescence. Inhibits Mould & Mildew growth. For indoor, outdoor, domestic & commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas. USE: On porous & unsealed surfaces. Note: The colour enhancement cannot be reversed.

Enhance’N’Seal™ Premium Sealer & Colour Enhancer

Step By Step Sealing with ENHANCE’N’SEAL
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Sealing using Enhance-N-Seal

CLEANING & MAINTAINING POLISHED MARBLE FLOORS

Purpose: To safely clean and maintain the surface and to preserve it’s beauty and integrity.

REGULAR CLEANING:

Use EZYCLEAN A highly-concentrated, biodegradable neutral pH cleaner. Safe for everyday/regular use. Will not affect sealers, stone, tile or grout. Rinse free, streak free formula. Fresh lemon scent. When used regularly and as per directions helps maintain your surface in a pristine condition. Regular use also helps prevent soap scum & hard water
deposits build up. Helps to inhibit Mould and Mildew growth. Leaves a room smelling fresh and clean with a lemon scent.

Does NOT affect sealer performance. For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas.

EzyClean™ Everyday Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner

HEAVY DUTY CLEANING:

Use XTREMECLEAN, a concentrated heavy duty cleaner and degreaser. Use on heavily soiled and neglected areas. Ideal as a periodic heavy duty cleaner. Formulated to remove most dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mildew, algae, porcelain wax and floor finishes. Ideal for areas that have been neglected or subject to heavy use.

For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas.

XtremeClean™ Heavy Duty Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaner

REGULAR CLEANING & RE-SEALING:

BOOST is a new generation, rinse free, streak free ultra concentrated pH neutral cleaner & re-sealer. This biodegradable neutral cleaner when used regularly and as per directions helps maintain your sealed surface in a pristine condition and ensures longevity of your existing sealer. Regular use also helps prevent build up of soap scum and hard water deposits. Leaves a room smelling fresh and clean with a fresh lemon scent. USE: For sealed stone, tile, grout, porcelain tile and other surfaces.

For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation areas.

Boost™ Everyday Cleaner and Re-Sealer

CLEANING & MAINTAINING POLISHED MARBLE TOPS

Purpose: To safely clean and maintain the surface of bench tops, table tops, bar tops, coffee tables, outdoor furniture etc and to preserve their beauty and integrity.

CLEANING & RE-SEALING:

Use AQUAGUARD, a spray and wipe, one step cleaner and re-sealer. Use on all sealed Stone, Tile, Grout and other water safe surfaces to clean surface and prolong the performance of the existing sealer. Ideal for domestic, commercial or industrial situations. Helps to remove surface dirt, grease & grime plus inhibit growth of mould, mildew and odours. Boosts the performance and longevity of existing natural look penetrating sealers . Safe for food areas.

AquaGuard™ One Step Cleaner & Re-Sealer

CLEANING & DEODORISING:

Use CLEAN’N’GLEAM, a spray and wipe cleaner and deodoriser. Use on all sealed and polished Natural Stone & Engineered Stone bench tops, table tops & vanities to clean the surface and prolong the existing factory polishedfinish. Ideal for domestic & commercial use. Do NOT use on floor or traffic surfaces;

Clean'N'Gleam Spray and Wipe Cleaner and Deodoriser

REMOVING STAINS FROM POLISHED MARBLE

Depending on the type of stain or its severity, use POULTICE PLUS (small areas) or POULTICE POWDER (large areas).
For severe stains, use Poultice Powder mixed with water or with the appropriate Aqua-Seal Cleaner or Problem Solver product – refer to our extensive and detailed  STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE for the appropriate recommended product.
Note: The degree of success will be determined by factors including but not limited to type of surface stained, length of time stain has been in place, & whether the surface stained is sealed or unsealed.

STAIN REMOVAL – SMALL AREAS

POULTICE PLUS, an easy to use pre-mixed poultice paste. Safe on all natural stone, tile, concrete and grout to help remove stains like oil, coffee, tea, red wine etc.

Poultice Plus™ Stain Remover Paste

STAIN REMOVAL – LARGE AREAS

POULTICE POWDER, is a highly effective, easy to use, non acidic, absorptive clay powder designed to help remove most deep set stains from porous surfaces. It can also to be used as a mild abrasive cleaner to help boost the performance of cleaners for stubborn areas and remove light grout haze from natural stone.

Poultice Powder™ Stain Removal Paste for Porous Surfaces

Step By Step Guide for Removing Stains with POULTICE PLUS or POULTICE POWDER
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Guide for Removing Stains using Poultice Plus or Poultice Powder

REPOLISHING POLISHED MARBLE

Purpose: To re-polish small areas (Single Tiles, Table Tops, Bar Tops, Outdoor Tables etc) of Lightly Etched or Scratched Calcium Based Stone – Marble, Limestone, Travertine etc

REPOLISH & REMOVE ETCH MARKS – SMALL AREAS

Use RESHINE an easy to use stone re-polishing cream to restore a shiny finish to lightly etched, dull or scratched calcium based stones e.g. marble, limestone, travertine etc

ReShine™ Stone Re-Polishing Cream for Marble, Travertine and Limestone

Step By Step Guide for Removing Light Etch Marks & Scratches with RESHINE
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step by Step Guide using ReShine Stone Restoration Polish

REPOLISH & REMOVE ETCH MARKS – LARGE AREAS

Use 5X PRO a highly effective, professional grade stone polishing powder to restore, re-polish & maintain worn polished calcium based stone. It will remove light etch marks, surface scratches, traffic wear patterns and produce an even glossy reflective finish. For calcium based stone e.g. marble, limestone, travertine, cement based terrazzo where a smooth polished finish is desired.

5X Pro™ Professional Grade Stone Polishing Powder

Step by Step Guide for Polishing Stone with 5X PRO
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Guide to Polishing Floors using 5X Pro

REPOLISH & REMOVE ETCH MARKS – LARGE AREAS

Use POLISH PRO a highly effective, professional grade stone polishing premixed compound to restore, re-polish & maintain worn polished calcium based stone. It will remove light etch marks, surface scratches, traffic wear patterns and produce an even glossy reflective finish. For calcium based stone e.g. marble, limestone, travertine, cement based terrazzo where a smooth polished finish is desired.

Polish Pro™ Professional Grade Stone Polishing Compound

Step by Step Guide To Polishing Floor with POLISH PRO 
Note: Read entire label, technical bulletin and SDS before using. Always do a test area first.

Step By Step Guide to Polishing Floors using Polish Pro
Important Note

Read entire Product Label, SDS and Technical Bulletin before using any product.
ALWAYS TEST A SMALL AREA to determine the ease of application & desired results.

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