ENVIRONEX TUSCAN SEAL is a solvent-based, super-concentrated, penetrating sealer designed for use on porous materials such as terracotta and sandstone as well as granite, marble, clay and concrete pavers, limestone, polished stone and porcelain tiles. It will leave the surface with a natural, unaltered appearance and is ideal where a long lasting, low maintenance finish is required.
TUSCAN SEAL will provide a barrier to staining from commonly encountered materials such as coffee, cooking oils, margarine, wine and general foot traffic.
The durability of the product makes it suitable for use in interior and exterior environments and it may be buffed if a higher gloss appearance is desired.
Allow a minimum of 14 days from date of laying/grouting before application of TUSCAN SEAL to ensure all moisture has left grout and substrate.
Ensure all efflorescence (whitish salts on surface) has ceased to appear (residual salts may be removed using an almost dry sponge).
The surface to be treated should be cleaned free from dust and thoroughly dry.
Apply TUSCAN SEAL using a soft bristle natural or nylon broom, lambswool applicator or paint brush taking particular care to avoid streaking.
Each coat must be saturate to ensure full saturation of all pores in the tile surface.
Generally a minimum of two even coats should be applied at a direction of 90 degrees to each other working grout line to grout line, sealing grout lines as well.
Broad application guidelines are as follows but our advice is to determine (on a sample) the number of coats required to provide complete protection against staining from vegetable & cooking oils, margarine, other stains etc.
Ultimate coverage is entirely dependent on the quality and porosity of the substrate being sealed.
Allow 5 square metres per litre for a finished job on most surfaces.
Testing should be conducted to determine the correct quantity of sealer needed to meet expectations or stain resistance.
To assist in removal of grout after grouting, the tiles may be presealed prior to laying, using TUSCAN SEAL or Klen’s water based CLEAR SEAL.
TUSCAN SEAL may also be applied through non aluminium solvent resistant sprayers.
Always provide adequate ventilation to the work area.
Avoid heavy traffic for 24 hours after final coat.
If in any doubt ring our information hotline for more detailed information.
Areas sealed previously with TUSCAN SEAL may be resealed without stripping.
Simply re-apply to a clean, dry floor.
Life expectancy of this sealer is 3 years dependent on traffic.
Heavy traffic areas should be resealed as necessary
This product CAN NOT delaminate as it is a penetrating product.
Haziness or powdering on the surface after the use of this product will be the emergence of efflorescence.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CUSTOMER
Since the use of this product is beyond the control of either seller or manufacturer, their only obligation shall be to replace any quantity of product which is proven defective.
They cannot assume any risk or liability in excess of the purchase price of the product itself, which does not include labour or any consequential damages resulting from the use of this product.
Determining the suitability of this product for any intended use shall be solely the responsibility of the user.
ALWAYS TEST FIRST