Maintenance and cleaning couldn’t be easier. Damp cloths, mild detergents and other water-based cleaners with neutral pH are all that are needed. We recommend a mild soap with warm water to clean.
Avoid harsh, acidic cleaners and solvents. Abrasive cleansers or scrubbers should never be used. These include Jif, Brillo pads, 3M scrubbing pads, and all similar products. Abrasive cleaning products will scratch and damage the surface, compromising the sealer’s ability to protect the concrete.
Our sealer is highly stain resistant and has been formulated to protect your concrete from many common staining agents. You should still use normal care with respect to water, oil, acids, and food. Spills should be wiped up as soon as possible, especially for aggressive staining agents such as hair dye, beet juice, berries, and mustard. Staining/discoloration can occur if staining agents are left on for an extended period of time. Should a stain occur, simply place a folded paper towel or cotton ball soaked with household bleach over the stain. Allow the bleach-saturated pad to sit until the stain is gone. This may take minutes or hours, depending upon the nature of the stain and how long it sat. You may need to put a cup on top of the pad to keep it from drying out. Bleach will not damage the sealer or concrete.
Concrete is extremely hard-wearing but is still susceptible to chips, scratches and stains. Our sealant system provides highly effective protection while maintaining the typical look and feel of concrete. For the best long term results, we suggest that you:
- Clean up spills straight away.
- Avoid leaving the basin full of water for extended periods.
- Avoid impact from heavy objects.
Under ordinary use, our sealer does not need to be reapplied, like many inferior concrete countertop sealers. Like any other protective finish, severe damage may require resealing, but this is not because the finish wears off from normal use. Should damage occur, please contact us.
Wax is not required and wears away relatively quickly and therefore needs constant maintenance. It can be used to achieve a higher shine, but will likely dull off quite quickly. It could also be used as an additional protection layer, but it is not required.
Do’s and Don’ts
Do: Clean up spills immediately. Substances like wine, coffee, bleach, curry paste, chemicals, makeup and toothpaste have been tested on the sealer with great results, provided you clean these spills quickly.
Do: Clean surfaces using a sponge or soft cloth with warm, soapy water. Avoid rough fabrics or scourers.
Do Not: Use acidic cleaners, solvents and abrasive cleaners or pads.
Do Not: Use bathroom, tub and tile or grout cleaners, or scourers and rough cleaning pads, rags or sponges.
Do Not: Sit or stand on your concrete surfaces. Excessive force applied to the concrete products will weaken or even break the product. They are not designed for such use. Concrete is hard-wearing but not flexible, and therefore excessive weight in any one area could result in cracking.
Do Not: Apply excessive heat directly to the concrete. Natural, man-made heat or sun may cause fading and alter the shine of the surface over time.
Do Not: Drag, brush or scratch at the surface. Once the sealer is damaged, moisture may seep beneath and create further damage.