Cleaning and Sealing options for Terracotta

ALL ABOUT TERRACOTTA

Cleaning and Sealing Options for Saltillo



Terracotta - Italian for baked earth is a hard fired clay which is dried then fired between 600 °C to 1,000 °C. Traditionally a brownish-red colour and unglazed. Different clays and manufacturing process can create different colours (e.g. pink, salmon, yellow, brown, grey or brown etc), surface texture and also porosity. It can also be used for architectural ornaments and facades, structural units, tiles, pottery and as sculpture material. Sealing Saltillo with Professional Grade sealers is recommended to offer for stain resistance and make ongoing maintenance easier.

 

SEALING OPTIONS FOR TERRACOTTA


SIX SIDED – DIP SEALING – PRE-SEALING


ULTRA-BLOCK Installation Sealer for pre-sealing and six-sided dip sealing

  • Reduces Picture Framing and Efflorescence
  • Minimises Staining from Adhesive and Grout
  • Helps Consolidate Stone – UV Resistant – Low VOC
  • Makes Grouting and Grout Clean Up Process Easier
  • Number of Coats: 1

     

    ULTRA-BLOCK is an economical water based installation sealer for six sided, dip-sealing and pre-grout sealing. The six sided sealing process will help to consolidate the surface plus minimise efflorescence, blotching from adhesive, mineral bloom, picture framing plus staining from handling, adhesives and grout during the installation. Also helps to make grouting cleanup easier.

       

      NATURAL LOOK – PREMIUM STAIN PROTECTION


      Aqua-Seal Gold+ Premium natural look sealer for stone, tile and grout


      • NanoPlus for Deep Protection – Low VOC <5gm/L
      • RapidSeal for Fast Cure – Helps Consolidate Stone
      • Maximum Stain Resistance Against Oil, Food & Grime
      • Clear – Non Yellowing – UV Resistant – NonFlammable
      • Number of Coats: 2
      • Coverage - 15 - 20 m2 per 1 litre per coat

       

       AQUA-SEAL GOLD+® is the best recommendation for a natural look and maximum stain resistance against oil, food, grease and grime. Ideal for residential, commercial, high traffic and also for food areas. Will also seal surrounding grout. Can also be used to pre-seal before installation.

       

        NATURAL LOOK – PREMIUM STAIN PROTECTION (SMALL AREAS)



        • Easy To Use – NanoPlus for Deep Protection
        • Clear – Non Yellowing – UV Resistant – NonCoating
        • Maximum Stain Resistance Against Oil, Food & Grime
        • Just Aim, Spray & Seal – RapidSeal Fast Drying Formula
        • Number of Coats: 2 
        • Coverage: 3 - 5 m2 per can per coat
         
        SPRAY’N’SEAL is the best recommendation for a natural look and maximum stain resistance against oil, food, grease and grime. Ideal for residential, commercial, high traffic and also for food areas. Will also seal surrounding grout. Can also be used to pre-seal before installation.

         

        COLOUR ENHANCED LOOK – PREMIUM STAIN PROTECTION 


          Premium colour enhancer to enrich, darken and highlight colour of stone, terrazzo and encaustic tiles

          • Enhance, Darken and Highlight Colour
          • NanoPlus 100% Actives Formula for Deep Protection
          • Clear, Non Yellowing, UV Resistant, Non Coating
          • Maximum Stain Resistance Against Oil, Food & Grime
          •  Number of Coats: 2
          • Coverage: 15 - 20 m2 per 1 litre per coat

           

          ENHANCE’N’SEAL is the best recommendation for a colour enhanced/darkened look and when maximum stain resistance is required. Ideal for residential, commercial, high traffic and also for food areas. Will also seal and colour enhance porous grout. Can also be used as a pre-sealer before installation. Note: Enhancement cannot be reversed.
             

            CLEANING OPTIONS FOR TERRACOTTA

            WEEKLY – GENERAL CLEAN FLOOR AND WALLS


            EzyClean+ Professional Grade, Concentrated stone, tile and grout cleaner

            • Rinse Free and Streak free formula
            • Neutral pH plus Commercial Grade Disinfectant
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
            • Professional Grade – Concentrate – Antibacterial Action
             
            EZYCLEAN+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ technology, is a professional grade, highly concentrated pH neutral cleaner  & commercial grade disinfectant. Rinse free & streak free – formulated for everyday use. Formulated to kill odours, disinfect, sanitise plus when used regularly and as per directions helps maintain your surface in a pristine condition.  Regular use also helps prevent soap scum and hard water deposit build up. 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 floor areas.

             

            WEEKLY – GENERAL CLEAN & RE-SEAL FLOOR AND WALLS 

            BOOST – CONCENTRATED EVERYDAY CLEANER & RE-SEALER FOR SEALED NATURAL STONE, TILES, GROUT, ENCAUSTICS, TERRAZZO ETC

            • Rinse free and Streak free
            • Professional Grade – Concentrate
            • Cleans and Re-Seals with every use
            • Inhibits mould, odours, bacteria and germs
             
            BOOST is a new generation, rinse free, streak free ultra concentrated pH neutral cleaner & re-sealer. This NO VOC, 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.

             

             

            DAILY – GENERAL CLEAN BENCH TOPS, TABLE TOPS, BAR TOPS, COFFEE TABLES ETC


            REFRESH+ ready to use spray type cleaner, sanitiser & commercial grade disinfectant. Ideal for all hard surfaces.

            • Spray Type Cleaner, Sanitiser and Disinfectant
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
            • Commercial Grade Disinfectant – Kills E-Coli & S-Aureus
            • Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action
             
            REFRESH+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action Cling Gel technology, is a professional grade, ready to use spray type cleaner, sanitiser & commercial grade disinfectant. Ideal for all hard surfaces. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

             

             

            DAILY – GENERAL CLEAN AND RE-SEAL FOR BENCH TOPS, TABLE TOPS, BAR TOPS, COFFEE TABLES ETC

            AquaGuard™ One Step Cleaner & Re-Sealer

            • Cleans & Re-Seals with every use
            • Cleans Dirt, Oil, Grease and Grime
            • Professional Grade – Ready To Use
            • Inhibits mould, odours, bacteria and germs
             
            AQUAGUARD is a new generation ready to use one step cleaner & 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.

             

             

            MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN FLOORS AND WALLS

            STONE WASH + Professional grade, highly concentrated, alkaline deep cleaner, conditioner and commercial grade disinfectant

            • Deep Cleaner, Conditioner and Disinfectant
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
            • Professional Grade – Concentrate – Antibacterial Action
            • Cleans dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil and more
             
            STONEWASH+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action technology, is a Professional Grade, highly concentrated, alkaline deep cleaner, conditioner and commercial grade disinfectant. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus removes dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mildew, porcelain wax & floor finishes. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants. Does NOT affect sealer performance. For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation floor areas.

             

             

            MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN WALLS

            STONE-GEL+ professional grade, high viscosity alkaline gel cleaner, conditioner & commercial grade disinfectant. Perfect for vertical surfaces
            • Gel Type Deep Cleaner, Conditioner & Disinfectant
            • Wall Clean – Dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, oil & more
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
            • Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action
             
            STONE GEL+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action Cling Gel technology, is a professional grade, high viscosity alkaline gel cleaner, conditioner & commercial grade disinfectant. Perfect for vertical surfaces. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

             

             

            MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN FLOORS & WALLS (SMALL AREAS)

            Grout Clean Pro™ Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner

            • Spray Type Heavy Duty Cleaner and Disinfectant
            • Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action
            • Commercial Grade Disinfectant – Kills E-Coli & S-Aureus
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
             
            GROUT CLEAN PRO+ is a biodegradable, ready to use stone, tile and grout cleaner. Clean and Revive dirty stone, tile and grout. No Acids. Use on all Stone, Tile and Grout surfaces. ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action formula, is a professional grade, alkaline cleaner & commercial grade disinfectant. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

             

             

             QUARTERLY HEAVY DUTY CLEAN FLOORS AND WALLS 


            XTREMECLEAN+ Professional Grade Heavy Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner plus Disinfectant

            • Heavy Duty Cleaner, Degreaser and Disinfectant
            • Professional Grade – Concentrate – Antibacterial Action
            • Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
            • Cleans built up dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, oil & more
             
            XTREMECLEAN+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action Technology, is professional grade, highly concentrated, high alkaline cleaner, degreaser and commercial grade disinfectant. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus removes heavy dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mildew, algae, porcelain wax & floor finishes. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. For indoor, outdoor, domestic & commercial areas.

             

             

            IMPORTANT NOTE

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

            GENERAL NOTE:

            These recommendations are intended as general guidelines for all available cleaning and sealing options. Read product label, technical bulletin and SDS thoroughly prior to use. Always test first to determine number of coats, desired look, dilution of chemicals, dwell time and the final result. Sealers are not waterproofing agents and do not protect against etching by acid based contaminants or harsh chemicals.

            COVERAGE NOTE:

            All coverages and suggested number of coats are approximate and only as a guide. Coverage will vary depending on surface density, porosity, texture and absorption. Also weather conditions, the application method and number of coats required.