Deep Seal is suitable for low porosity tiles and HP Sealer is suitable for medium to high porosity tiles.
No, Slate tiles need surface protection and Invisible sealer only offers stain protection. Four recommended sealers for Slate Tiles are: Deep Seal, HP Sealer, Top Seal or Natural Stone Sealer.
No, Invisible sealer can only be used on low porosity tiles. Sandstone tiles are very porous. Three recommended sealers: HP Sealer, Top Seal and Natural Stone Sealer.
Deep Seal, HP Sealer, Invisible Sealer – 48 Hours
Easy Seal & Top Seal – 08 Hours
Shower Sealer – 24 Hours
Deep Seal, HP Seal – 2 to 4 Hours
Easy Seal, Grout Seal – 1 to 2 Hours
Top Seal – 1 to 2 Hours
Paving Sealer – 1 to 2 Hours
Invisible Sealer – 15 min to 30 min
24 Hours before trafficing and 48 Hours before cleaning.
Deep Seal, HP Seal & Invisible Sealer – Lint free cloth / Sheepskin applicator
Easy Seal & Top Seal – Sheepskin applicator or Paint Pad
Shower Sealer – Spray nozzle
Paving Seal – Paint Roller / Soft Broom
Acid wash with Grout Off
Rinse with clean fresh water
Neutralise and degrease with Easy Clean
Rinse until there are no more bubbles and residues of cleaners
Alow to dry –
8-12 hours when using water based sealers
48 hours when using solvent based sealers
Seal using the correct applicator and waiting the correct time in between coats
Acrylic / surface sealers = 2 to 4 coats
Penetrating sealers = 1 or more until the tile will not absorb any more sealer
HP Sealer is the best option as this sealer penetrates & therefore has anti slip properties. It will colour enhance (Bring out the natural colour of the tile).
HP sealer penetrates and bonds with the tile thereby strengthening, sealing and protecting the tile from wear and tear and from staining
HP Sealer, Natural Stone Sealer or Top Seal.
HP Sealer can only be applied on the outside of the water Feature.
Make sure to seal all hair line crack and grout lines (if any). Plaster sealer can be used to seal the inside of the water feature.Will have a cement colour.Wait at least 48 Hours to dry.
Easy Seal can be used on medium to high porosity tiles e.g.Slate, Cement, Sanstone, Limestone, Terracota, Terrazo etc.
Easy Seal is a water based sealer specialy and uniquely formulated to seal most porous tiles.
Invisible Sealer is Solvent based sealer for low porosity tiles.
Invisible Sealer or Nano Seal can be used to seal low porosity natural stone tops. This prevents spillages like acid and oils from causing stains.
Sealing with one of these recommended sealers will create a more hygienic surface as it blocks the ports that could host bacteria
Nano Seal is a much more refined silicone based sealer than Invisible Sealer. Nano Seal can be applied to Stainless Steel & glass surfaces
TFC Mosaic Sealer can be used to seal natural stone mosaics. Simply spray, wipe and allow to cure.
Mosaic Sealer will also seal the grout.
No, unfortunately not, you will have to strip the current sealer, clean with the correct TFC chemicals and then seal with Top Seal.
Top Seal MUST be applied to clean, unsealed, unpolished and unpainted porous surfaces.
TFC Nano Seal can be used to maintain all types of Nano treated tiles.
Simply wash the floor with TFC Easy Clean, let dry (see label) and apply TFC Nano Seal.
Use PU Thinners to clean applicators from Deep Seal, HP Sealer, Stone Coat, Travertine Resin or Super Coat
Use Water to clean applicators from Easy Seal, Grout Seal, Plaster Sealer, Cement Sealer, Smart Seal, Top Seal, Maxi Shine & Coolcrete
Use Mineral Turpentine to clean applicators from Invisible Sealer and Nano Seal
Use Grout Off (dilute 1:30) and not stronger than 10:1 and use Easy Clean afterwards to neutralize the surface. Do not use Grout Off on Granite, Travertine and Marble.
Easy Clean is a powerful alkaline degreaser and neutralizer.
Easy Clean must be diluted for general purpose cleaning. Cleans oil, greases and general grime. Easy Clean also neutralizes surfaces after been washed with acids.
Quick Clean is an economical, hygienic and neutral cleaner for frequent tile cleaning. Quick Clean contains antibacterial additives and may be used on any tile and hard surface. Pleasant frangrance and ultimate cleaner for every tiled floor.
Yes, Grout Off is necessary. It is a special blend of acids & detergents specifically formulated to remove grout and mortar residues (which water can’t clean) – Porous & non-porous surfaces
For General purpose periodic cleaning – use Easy Clean.
Easy Clean is too powerful to use for regular cleaning. For every day cleaning – use Quick Clean.
No, Grout Renu is very strong, and will attack the sealer.
Grout Renu can only be used on un-sealed tiles and should be sealed with grout sealer after cleaning.
Easy Clean can be used. Paving can be sealed with Easy Seal or Paving Sealer which will make cleaning much easier and keep oil & dirt from penetrating into the paving
Purge is a cleaner specialy formulated to spot clean Porcelain tiles.
No dilution needed, wet the cloth and clean on the spot.
Dirt Buster is a powerfully formulated all purpose cleaner with a pleasant citrus fragrance. Dirt Buster may be diluted for use over large areas.
Dirt Buster is safe to use on any surface, even granite & marble countertops uses: Kitchen, showers, walls, floors, appliances, braais, cars, bikes, boats, motors all types of general dirt.
Yes, Mould Buster is a specially formulated chemical to clean and kill mould in areas such as shower, kitchents, ceilings, walls, roofs, patio furniture, pavers etc. Mould Buster is easy to use; simply spray on to the effected area & leave; scrubbing & rinsing is only required in areas of severe mould growth. Mould Buster will prevent the re-growth of mould.
Easy Clean can be used to clean the grout on Tarvertine, Marble & Granite tiles.
A scrubbing pad, scrubbing brush or hard bristle broom. Please make sure to wear safety gloves when cleaning with Grout off.
Grout Off contains acids which cause damage to Marble, Travertine & Granite tiles.
Maxi Shine is a long lasting, self-shining, anti slip polymer polish. Maxi Shine is frequently used by contractors for a durable high gloss finish. Maxi shine’s high polymer formula gives it superior life and performance. Maxi shine is used whenever a gloss finish is required or where added surface protection is needed (over acrylic sealers etc). Maxi Shine may only be used for interior applications. Suitable on all types of tiles.
Only one coat is needed.
No, but there might be a slight colour enhacement.
No, because Maxi Shine will block the pores and the sealer won’t be able to penetrate into the pores and bond with the tile. Will eventualy flake off. Remove Maxi Shine with Polish Stripper, clean with Easy Clean, leave for 48 Hours to dry & apply sealer. Maxi Shine can be applied 48 Hours after sealing.
In most cases no. If a spray buff method is to be used then maxi shine can be diluted 4:1 with water. A lint free cloth, sheepskin applicator or wax pad can be used for application.
Only whenever you think the floor needs more gloss. Do not use Quick Clean over Maxi Shine.
Maxi shine should last 6 months.
We have two options: Coolcrete Colour Stain or Super Coat.
The metallic particles in an acidic water based solution re-act with the calcium hydroxide (free lime) in the hard concrete and yield insoluble permanent colours. The acid in the Coolcrete solution open the surface of the concrete and then the water causes the “rusting” re-action. The re-action begins immediately but can continue to develop for up to a month.
There are other factors that could determine the outcome of the colour:
- Age of cement
- Moisture content of the cement
- Age of aggregate in cement – Siliceous aggregates such as gravel do not re-act with the stain
- Floated, powder floated or trowelled finish
- Weather conditions during stain application
- Preparation method before application
- Newly laid floors contain more free lime than older established floors so Coolcrete will develop more colours on new cement floors
The colours achievable are variants of three basic colour groups. These colour groups are gold, brown and blue/green.
Yes, you can choose one of the following sealers:
- HP Sealer – Matt finish
- Top Sealer – Gloss finish (only interior use)
- Natural Stone Finish – Satin finish
Can I apply Super Coat on my shower floor and how long do I have to wait before I can use the shower?
Wait 7 days for a full cure. It is not advisable as it is likely to be slippery.
Approx 4m2 per L
In most cases 2 coats, for yellow and white apply 3 coats
All paints self level – It is not a high build coating that will fix an unlevel floor.
Clean with a neutral detergent as with any floor
Yes, it can be used on a brick wall.
It is unnescessary but for a visual effect the Super Coat “clear” coat can be applied.
It will be smoother than uncoated. For a completely smooth surface the floor should be rescreeded with a suitable screed.
Rather dispose of it as the solvents are a similar price to the applicators. If cleaning brush marks etc – thinners may be used.
I have applied a colour (not happy and would like to change), can I apply another colour on top of that? And can it be a lighter colour?
Yes – simply re-apply another colour ensuring the floor is clean and dry before application. If the floor is older than 7 days, a light sanding is required.
The 12 colours avaialble: white, black, chocolate brown, gravel grey, gun metal grey, clear, sandstone, terracotta, ocean blue, race red, go green and spring yellow.