DRY-TREAT 40N is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer

Posted onMarch 17, 2010


DRY-TREAT 40N is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects porous tile, natural stone, paving and grout from damage caused by water and salts. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain and keep looking good for longer. DRY-TREAT 40N provides lasting protection for engineering concrete, render, terracotta tile, cast stone, paving, limestone, brick and grout.

Typical applications: DRY-TREAT 40N is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including building facades, floors, walls, swimming pool surrounds, patios, garages, kitchens and public and private entertaining areas.

Benefits: DRY-TREAT 40N non film-forming; able to work without changing the appearance of the surface – keeps the original look; suitable for indoor and outdoor use; able to greatly reduce water uptake and minimise moss growth, freeze thaw spalling and efflorescence; an excellent chloride ion salt screen – ideal for marine and pool areas; highly water vapour permeable – able to breathe so there is no build-up of subsurface moisture, allowing it dry out; deeply penetrating – protecting against weathering and wearing; very alkali resistant – won’t breakdown in contact with cement based materials; and able to seal hairline cracks up to 0.3 mm (0.012 in.) and does not flake or peel, and able to stop rising damp.

Warranty: A 15-YEAR PERFORMANCE WARRANTY is offered when DRY-TREAT 40N is applied by an accredited applicator following our written instructions.

Application rate: Total application rate is approximately one litre per one to four sq. metres (10 to 40 sq. feet per quart) depending on absorption.

How to use:
1. ALWAYS TEST PRODUCT ON A SMALL AREA FIRST and allow a 24 hour cure time to determine the ease of application and desired results.
2. Ensure surfaces to be treated are dry, clean and free of residues.
3. Product is to be applied without thinning.
4. Generously saturate the surface with product using a low-pressure hand spray, a clean brush, or similar. Surface should have a mirror-like “wet” look for 3-5 seconds. Avoid contact with surrounding areas. 5. After 10 minutes, repeat Step 4. Total application rate is approximately one litre per one to four sq. metres (10 to 40 sq. feet per quart) depending on absorption.
6. Allow 10 minutes for product to penetrate surface then polish surface with a clean white dry cloth to remove excess product.
7. Clean equipment with organic solvent.
8. Sealer will not prevent surface etching or wear and may lighten or darken some surfaces.

Precautions: Do not take internally. Apply when surface temperature is between 5 – 35 ºC (40 – 95 ºF). Avoid moisture contact with the surface for six hours after application. Protect surrounding areas from over-spray. Keep away from drains, plants, water and soil. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Use a positive pressure respirator if ventilation is inadequate. Wear suitable solvent-resistant gloves, protective clothing, safety goggles and an organic vapour respirator during application. Avoid applying in windy conditions. Wash hands thoroughly.

Active content: A mixture of 40 per cent active content in alcohol.

Pack size: 20 litre pails.

Dry-Treat Dealer. Accredited Applicator.
189 Marua Rd Ellerslie
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Contact : Dino Gagas Phone 09 526 4581 , Fax 09 526 5909 , Mobile 021-930 066
Website : http://www.lustre.co.nz
Email :dino@lustre.co.nz

Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover -kill mold and mildew on glazed tile, grout, tubs, shower doors, vinyl

Posted onFebruary 24, 2010

Tilex® Mold & Mildew Remover

Product Description
From company website:
Just one spray of Tilex® Mold & Mildew Remover and, without scrubbing, that tough ugly mold and mildew is dead… gone!
Tilex® Mold & Mildew Remover disinfects as it kills.

–Kills 99.9% of household molds
–Kills TOUGH mildew without scrubbing
–Removes ugly mildew stains
–Disinfects with the power of bleach

Use Tilex® Mold & Mildew Remover to kill mold and mildew on glazed tile, grout, tubs, shower doors, vinyl curtains, counters, sinks and no-wax floors. It can also be used on cement pool areas and outdoor furniture (vinyl & plastic).

What Can You Clean With Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover?
The label states that this product works on grout, tubs, toilets, vinyl curtains, sinks, counters, fiberglass, shower doors, and tile. You are advised not to use this cleaner on wood or painted surfaces. I only use it to clean my bathtub, shower wall inserts, and shower curtain.

This cleaning product is sold in a 32 fluid ounce opaque plastic bottle. The top of the bottle has a trigger-spray dispenser with a nozzle that can be set to “spray” or “off”. The bottle is recyclable for those who are required to or choose to do so.

The packaging is not very helpful in determining what ingredients make up Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover. It lists bleach (sodium hypochlorite) as 2.4% of the formula and “other ingredients” as 97.6%.

A bottle of Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover is absolutely covered in precautionary statements. Among them:
–avoid prolonged breathing of vapor
–use in well-ventilated areas
–hazards to humans and domestic animals
–causes substantial but temporary eye injury and can irriate skin
–not recommended for use by persons with heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysems or obstructive lung disease
–may be harmful if swallowed
–do not use or mix this product with other household chemicals, such as products containing ammonia, toilet bowl cleaners, vinegar, or acid. To do so will release hazardous gases.

This is a bleach-based cleaner so you are definitely dealing with strong and harsh vapors. I have asthma and it is difficult for me to stay in the bathroom while cleaning with this product, even with the window open and exhaust fan on. Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover causes me to cough quite a bit and I usually find myself running for my inhaler before long.

Cost and Availability
I paid around $3 for my bottle of Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover at Target. You can purchase this cleaner in grocery stores, drug stores, home improvement stores, and discount retailers like Target, WalMart, KMart, etc.

Cleaning Performance
I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover several times in my shower and have always been very pleased with the results. I spray areas that are discolored with mold/mildew generously with product and then allow it to stand for several minutes while I run out of the bathroom and try to get some oxygen into my lungs. When I return, the discolored spots have disappeared completely and I don’t need to scrub or wipe anything. All I do is just rinse everything off and the shower is sparkling clean.

Overall Opinion
This is a very powerful and effective cleaning product for those who are plagued with mold and mildew in or around their homes. However, it has very harsh vapors that irritate my asthma even when used in a ventilated area. If you are sensitive to bleach or have respiratory problems, I wouldn’t recommend using Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover. For anyone else I highly recommend it as product that blasts away shower fungus without any scrubbing on your part.

Source :  http://www.tilex.com

GoTile – tile shop -Brisbane, Gold Coast, South East Qeensland, Australia.

Posted onDecember 28, 2009

GoTile – tile shop -Brisbane, Gold Coast, South East Qeensland, Australia.

Go Tile is a full online ordering service, supplying a wide variety of tiles and full installation for both indoors and outdoors, including pool areas.  Check out the website for all Go Tiles latest deals and picture gallery. Become a member today.


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