How to Removes Stains in Natural Stone
We may find many kinds of stains but stains can be categorized into 2 types:
- Organic Stain; coffee, tea, sodas, gravy, mustard, etc.
- Inorganic Stain; cement and other building-site dirt, ink, color dies, dirt.
To remove organic stains such as coffee, tea, a fungus you can use the chemical that contains alkaline (Ph > 10). We recommend chemical FilaPS87 to remove the organic stains. FilaPS87 is excellent for basic cleaning of natural stone that is sensitive to acid. This FilaPS87 also ideal for basic cement surfaces.
When diluted, FilaPS87 cleans and removes grease from dirty floors in natural stone. When undiluted FilaPS87 will remove stubborn stains from natural stone tiles.
The good thing about this chemical is we got 3 advantages in one product FilaPS87: Cleaner, Stain Remover, and Wax Remover.
With one liter of FilaPS87 diluted with water 1:5 can be covered for 30 m2.
To remove inorganic stains such as cement, rust stains, and other building-site dirt you can use the chemical that contains acid (Ph < 2). We recommend chemical Deterdek to remove the inorganic stains
Deterdek is also a product from Fila which is can be removes post-application deposits and building-site dirt. Deterdek also can be eliminated saline efflorescences from terracotta, eliminates lime-scale from floors, showers as well as removes cementitious deposits and cleans at the same time because Deterdek also contains surfactants. Deterdek is also effective against rust stains.
With one liter of Deterdek diluted with water 1:5-1:10 can be coverage for 20/35 m2.
How to Maintenance Natural Stone
In normal conditions with no stains, you can use chemicals for maintaining natural stone with concentrated neutral detergent (Ph = 7) such as FilaCleaner. Or you can also use soap mixed with warm water and spill it into the stone surfaces and clean it with a smooth brush.
FilaCleaner is the chemical that normally we use as this chemical is cleaned but does not attack the surface. This chemical is highly concentrated so can be used at various dilution. FilaCleaner also ideal for maintenance of all waxed surfaces, ideal for laminates, and has a pleasant perfume.
Some client doesn’t like sealer because it makes stone looks no more natural. Actually, if you still want the stone surfaces to look natural you can just use the stone sealer with the natural look type.
There are two types of natural stone sealer:
- Wet look: The stone surface will look like you put the water on the surfaces.
- Natural Look: nothing changes with this type of sealer the different only when you put the water it cants is absorbed by the stone.
How to Overcome Yellow Stain on Green Sukabumi Stone
Green sukabumi stone sometimes gets yellow stone after a while especially when you not installed under the water. This an oxidized reaction after getting oxygen from the air. So how to handle these things?. Use a FilaPS87 diluted with the water with 1:5. Then use the soft nylon brush, the yellow stain will go in 2 minutes.
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