SMART SEAL:

Smart Seal is the latest and most advanced water based sealer available. It incorporates the latest international floor maintenance technology. It is very simple to use and is suitable for most types of tiles. Smart Seal will out perform any other water based sealer available for ease of application, protection offered and effectiveness. Smart Seal is the most cost effective sealer for the following reasons: Shortest down time – wash and seal within a few hours (not days). Impregnating sealer – does not change the surface characteristics. Smart Seal is a breathable sealer. That means it will not fail on application to slightly damp areas. Smart Seal dries quickly and cures quicker than all other un-accelerated water based sealers. Smart Seal may be used as added stain protection over other decorative water based sealers.

Directions:

  1. Read all instructions and tips before the application so that you can plan the application correctly.
  2. Mask off any adjacent surfaces that need to be protected during the application.
  3. Test for desired results in an inconspicuous area before continuing the application.
  4. Shake very well before use.

Ensure that the tile is clean and free from grout, cement, oil, wax and other stains. (Clean with the correct Tile & Floor Care product if necessary).

  • Ensure that the floor and grouting are uniformly dry before application. Wait approximately 2 – 4 hours before applying.
  • Using a suitable applicator apply a liberal coat of Smart Seal to the surface. The surface should look wet for 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Allow to dry for 30 min then apply another (thin) coat. Apply more coats at 30 min intervals (if required) until the sealer no longer penetrates and begins to sit on top of the surface.
  • Wipe off any excess sealer after 5 min if it does not penetrate.

 

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Do not use applicators that cause bubbles like paint rollers.
  2. Use a lint free cloth or a sheepskin pad applicator to apply Smart Seal.
  3. Do not apply while floor is still damp.
  4. Allow 2 – 4 days after laying the tiles before sealing.
  5. Do not apply to hot tiles in direct sunlight.
Cleaning and sealing of Unglazed NCI tiles with Tile & Floor Care Products.
After laying:
During grouting make sure all excess grout is removed from the surface with a damp clean cloth or sponge and fresh clean water. Washing grout and residues off the surface with dirty water and / or cloth or sponge does not clean the surface. Any grout residues will impair the finish after sealing and will result in a very expensive repair. Clean with Tile and Floor Care Grout Off (acidic wash) and Easy Clean (neutralizer) to ensure a residue free surface. 
Choosing a sealer:
When choosing a sealer, one would need to ensure that the sealer you choose will give you the desired finish e.g. matt, satin, gloss or natural with colour enhancement or not. Each sealer gives a different finish to the tile and protects the tile in a different manner. If in doubt phone Tile and Floor Care for free advise on 0800 006173 / 011 822 6901                                                                                                                                                                                      

TOP SEAL:

Top Seal is a tough and durable surface sealer that protects a tile’s surface from wear and tear and staining. Top Seal may be used on terracotta, slate, sandstone, natural stone, cement, and vinyl tiles. Top Seal is used whenever protection from trafficking is required. Top Seal is easy to apply and will quickly dry to a gloss finish. Top Seal is suitable for interior and exterior application.

Directions:

  1. Read all instructions and tips before the application so that you can plan the application correctly.
  2. Mask off any adjacent surfaces that need to be protected during the application.
  3. Test for desired results in an inconspicuous area before continuing the application.
  4. Ensure that the tile is clean and free from grout, cement, oil, wax and other stains (Clean with the correct Tile & Floor Care product if necessary).
  5. Ensure that the tile is dry enough to accept the sealer (wait approx. 8 hours after cleaning).
  6. Shake or stir well before use.
  7. Using a suitable applicator apply a liberal coat of Top Seal. Do not allow pooling.
  8. Wait approx. 4 hours for the coat to dry.
  9. Apply a second coat or a third coat if necessary.

Tips & Tricks:

  1. Do not use paint rollers.
  2. Use a lint free cloth, a sheepskin applicator or a “paint pad” to apply Top Seal.
  3. Do not apply while the floor is still damp.
  4. Do not apply to hot tiles in direct sunlight.
  5. Allow 2 – 4 days after laying the tile before sealing.
  6. Pre-sealing is only recommended for cement tiles.
  7. Do not dilute.

 

DEEP SEAL:

Tile & Floor Care Deep Seal is a durable twin pack urethane sealer with extra stain resistance. Deep Seal penetrates and bonds with the tile thereby strengthening, sealing and protecting the tile from wear and tear. Deep Seal is suitable for low to medium porosity tiles e.g. Low porosity Terracotta, Black Slate, Marble, Granite & Porcelain. Deep Seal enhances the natural colour of the tile and dries to matt/sheen finish. Deep Seal is UV stable and may be used for interior and exterior applications. Deep Seal is pre measured so as to allow easy accurate mixing.

Directions:

  1. Read all instructions and tips before continuing the application.
  2. Mask off any adjacent surfaces that need to be protected during the application.
  3. Test for desired results in an inconspicuous area before continuing the application.
  4. Ensure that the tile is clean and free from grout, cement, oil, wax and other stains. (clean with the correct Tile & Floor Care products), and remember to neutralize if the floor has been cleaned with acid. Rinse thoroughly with clean fresh water.
  5. Ensure that the tile is totally dry before applying the sealer. (Wait approx. 48 hours after cleaning).
  6. Mix the required amount of sealer by adding 1 part B (catalyst) to 4 part A (urethane)
  7. Using a suitable applicator apply a thin even coat of Deep Seal
  8. Wait for the coat to dry approx 2 to 4 hours.
  9. Apply a second and third coat if necessary.
  10. Allow to cure before trafficking approx 12 hours.

Tips:

  1. Thin coats are essential when using Deep Seal on high porosity tiles.
  2. Allow 10 – 14 days after laying the tile before sealing.
  3. Do not pre-seal tiles when using Deep Seal.
  4. Do not use paint rollers. Use a lint free cloth or sheepskin applicator to apply Deep Seal.
  5. Do not apply while floor is still damp.
  6. Do not allow water on the floor for 48 hours after sealing.
  7. Pot life of product once mixed is 4 hours.
Name Top Seal Deep Seal Smart Seal
Type Acrylic Urethane Silicone
Base Water Solvent Water
Use  Interior & Exterior Interior & Exterior Interior & Exterior
Finish Gloss/Sheen Matt Matt
Colour Enhancement Minimal Colour enhancement Considerable colour change Minimal Colour enhancement
Coverage ± 10 – 15m² per 1L ± 7 – 12m² per 1L ± 7 – 10m² per 1L
Maintenance
Interior: Maxi Shine (gloss finish)
Exterior: Easy Seal (sheen finish)
Daily Cleaning: Quick Clean
Daily Cleaning: Quick Clean
Interior: Maxi Shine (gloss finish)
Exterior: Smart Seal (matt finish)
Daily Cleaning: Quick Clean
Wash & Seal
Same day if tile has
dried sufficiently
48 hours between
washing & sealing
Same day if tile has
dried sufficiently

 

For advise on sealing, phone Tile and Floor Care on 0800 00 6173

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