A Look At The Faber B1 700
Spills are bound to occur, despite one actively putting in place measures to avoid them. Just one slip of thought, perhaps you were distracted while watching some TV and tipped the coffee mug in your hand, or you were snuggling up with your significant other during date night and some wine ended up spilling onto the floor. During the morning rush as one applies nail polish, some of it may drip onto the countertops and floors, and there are those frustrating cases of inkblots which leave behind unsightly messes. Cooking oil on kitchen surfaces, motor oil in the garage, blood spots, vomit, pet urine stains, fruit juice, some whiskey, furniture dyes that accidently got onto the surrounding services- they all make a mess. Applying a stain proofing treatment goes a long way in warding off the effects of the spills. That’s where the Faber B1 700 comes in.
Preserves colour and protects from stains
It can be a conundrum: you want to prevent stains from forming on your floors, walls and countertops, but you also want to preserve that colour that gives the installations their characteristic charm. Impregnating agents that are usually used tend to alter the look of the treated surface, which comes in the way of your decor needs. This is especially when you’re dealing with materials that are sensitive to colour changes, such as limestone. That doesn’t have to be the case for your installation. The Faber B1 700 enables you to get the desired levels of protection, while still retaining the colour of your surfaces. It comes with enhanced stain-proofing attributes. The hydro-repellent and oleo-repellent nature of the formulation prevents liquids from seeping into the structure and bonding with the stone. This is vital in protecting against both water-based and oil-based stains. What’s more, the increased water-repellence comes in handy in preventing cases of damage from rising damp, salt residues and efflorescence, and a weakened structure, that are associated with water damage on natural stone. The porous nature of the material causes the surface to quickly absorb the liquids that are spilled on it, and thus treating it with the Faber B1 700 enables you to ward off the effects and preserve the structural integrity of your installation. It delivers on its mandate without affecting the breathability of the structure. What’s more, you can choose to use it on surfaces that have been treated with a high-penetrant water-repellent primer, where you get to provide the stain-proofing attributes, while increasing the hydrorepellency of the material. As a welcome bonus, the stain proofing formulation, coupled with the increased resistance to dirt, reduces the burden that is associated with the routine cleaning operations.
When it comes to the aesthetics, the Faber B1 700 enables you to maintain that natural look and feel of the installation. It does not change the colour of the treated surface, and can be used on natural stones like marble, granite, limestone, and quartzite, porphyry, sandstone, travertine and basaltina, all through to the agglomerates like marble-resin, marble-cement and quartz-resin. It’s also suitable for stain-proofing cotto and terracotta surfaces, where the neutral nature of the formulation allows you to preserve the beauty and appeal of the surface. This high-performance product has enhanced resistance to UV rays and the elements, and is hence applicable on indoor and outdoor surfaces. You also don’t have to worry about the treated are yellowing over time. This enables you to enjoy the look and feel of the installation for longer.
How To Use The Faber B1 700
For the application, different tools can be used. Here, it will depend on your particular situation, the tools you have in your arsenal, and what you find to be more convenient for you. Popular options include a brush, roller, cloth, and you can also work with a lambswool applicator. Before applying the Faber B1 700, first give the surface a thorough clean. It is vital to remove any dirt or grime that is on the area to be treated, as they will affect the functionality of the formulation. Allow the area to dry, since the product should not be applied on surfaces while they are wet. Once the surface is ready, continue with these steps:
- Spread a thin coat of the Faber B1 700 onto the surface. Ensure that you have formed an even layer.
- Allow it to dry. In case you notice any slight residues, simply wipe them off with a clean cloth.
- If you’re treating a highly absorbent surface, add a second coat of the Faber B1 700, 30 minutes after the initial coat had been applied.
The Faber B1 700 treatment will have dried within 30 minutes, allowing normalcy to resume. If you’re treating a floor, give it 2 to 3 hours before allowing foot traffic back onto it.
The equipment used can be washed with white spirit after the task. Remember to ensure the area is well ventilated as you apply this solvent-based formulation, and that you wear the appropriate safety gear for comfort and respiratory protection.
Are you stain-proofing a surface which has been recently primed using a water-repellent formulation? Wait for this primer to dry before you proceed to apply the Faber B1 700. In addition, for the tiles that have been recently laid or grouted, allow the adhesives and grout used to cure before using this product on it.
Maintaining Surfaces Treated With The Faber B1 700
Regular care is needed in order to preserve the functionality of the formulation, since the surfaces will constantly be coming under loads of traffic, dirt and grime, and you don’t want to leave them unattended. Here, the chemical composition of the products used is a key factor, since the wrong agents can react with the Faber B1 700 application, reducing its effectiveness. For the routine cleaning, it is recommended that you use Faber Neugel or AlgaFloor. They can be safely used on the treated surface. For those cases were more cleaning power is needed, the Faber 30 or even the Deterfug unit can be employed, depending on the type of stone that is being worked on.