Barricade Stain Protector 5L
Water-based stain protector. It gives subsurface protection to stone, composite stone, marble, unglazed ceramics, smooth trowelled concretre. Can also be used to protect ornaments, sculptures, facades and columns. Invisible - use indoor and outdoor.
BARRICADE dries quickly compared to other solvent or silicone impregnators. Depending on humidity it dries within 1 to 2 hours. It is then possible to apply acrylic, gloss enhancing finishes, if required.
The best performance level as an anti-stain is reached after a 24-hour curing period. Do not vitrify the surface until curing has taken effect, however, it is safe to apply surface coatings after 8 hours. Try to keep traffic and staining materials away from the surface for 24 hours if possible.
Whilst BARRICADE works amazingly well on its own we have found that impregnation, followed by surface vitrification to increase surface hardness and gloss, provides an extremely low maintenance procedure for marble and limestone floors. Because this treatment is not a surface coating, slip resistance doesn't alter on a daily basis if a regular scrubbing process is implemented. Surface coatings like acrylic polymer / wax combinations are dependent on film thickness, cleaning / scrubbing then a buffing procedure to maintain a non- slip surface.
By removing the regular sealing and recoating of a surface polymer as well as the burnishing / buffing step, the variation in slip resistance can be more controlled.
An impregnated and vitrified floor requires less maintenance, less labour and less cleaning machinery, as well as providing a more long term and accurate slip / fall risk management programme for each site. In real terms, risk protection expenditure and floor cleaning costs should reduce.
Dust control / Spill control
These are the two most important daily aspects of maintaining a slip resistant and stain free surface. Because a slip / fall risk management programme should be in place, so should a dust removal programme. Ensure adequate dust and grit trap matting is used at all entrances and that a dust removal programme is employed on a regular basis.
Fast response to spills by mopping up these as they happen (with wet floor signs in place) will reduce the chance of slip falls.
Constant monitoring of test sites has proven to give an increase in slip resistance when compared with the untreated stone or concrete surface.
|Unit Of Measure||5 L|