Faber Dec 21 Solvent Wax Remover
There comes a time when your floors and worktops need a fresh start. Those treatments that had been applied get worn out and make the place appear drabby. Then there are those situations when you’re confronted with grease stains that defy conventional cleaning techniques, and you don’t want to spend hours hunched over a spot, scrubbing without making headway. Faber Dec 21 comes in to take care of your needs.
Powerful Stripper And Degreaser
The Faber Dec 21 comes with organic solvents plus wetting agents in its formulation, allowing it to remove the wax treatments- be they synthetic or organic, impregnators, and even sealants, getting down to the bare surface. This gives your floors, countertops and even walls a fresh new start, allowing you to apply new treatments on it. Whether you’re looking to simply remove the old coats of solvent-based products, or completely get rid of those layers of wax that had been applied, the Faber Dec 21 is the product for you. It does without affecting the structural integrity of the surface underneath. What’s more, you can bring it out when you’re faced with oily dirt that has built up for long, and it’s frustrating to remove. Those greasy stains, that are ruining the appearance of your installation can be easily got rid of with the Faber Dec 21.
While it’s tough on the dirt, inorganic residue, and moulds of wax, it is gentle on the surface itself. You can safely use it on granite, quartzite, marble and its agglomerates like marble-resin and marble cement, porcelain stoneware be it natural, lapped, polished or textured, reconstituted (eco) stone, limestone, terracotta, cotto, clinker, terracotta, tuff and travertine, or even basaltina-lava stone and molten-basalt. It is also low on odours, that way you won’t have to worry about your indoor air quality being ruined. The Faber Dec 21 is pocket-friendly too. Coming with an affordable price, and having a coverage rate of 10 – 20m2 per litre of product, you get to give your surfaces a fresh start without depleting your bank account. You can choose to get it in a 1L bottle, which is packed in a box of 12 bottles, or go for the larger 5L cans, where each box has 4 cans.
How To Use The Faber Dec 21
Before starting, you should first clean away the residue from the surface. Use a broom or vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust, loose grit and other such particles from the area to be treated. Next will be to plan your method of approach. Dividing up the surface to be worked on into smaller, more manageable sections will reduce your workload, and enhance your efficiency. The size here will depend on the rate of absorption of the material. Highly absorbent surfaces, the likes of terracotta and cotto, work in sections of 4 to 5m2 at a time. This will enable you to effectively use it without the product completely penetrating into the structure. For the low-absorption materials, like ceramic tiles, and polished natural stone, you can work in larger sections. When you’re all set, you can proceed with the following steps:
- Apply the Faber Dec 21 onto the surface. Note that it is formulated to be used without dilution. Spread it out evenly over the area. Equipment that you can use include cloths, mops, brushes and even single disc machines, depending on your situation.
- Allow 10 to 15 minutes of dwelling time. During this period, the Faber Dec 21 will dissolve the wax and other residue through chemical action. You can speed things up by passing the single disc machine over the area at regular intervals, or use scrubbing action with the brush.
- Pour clean water onto the area, and mix it up with the contents that are on the surface to form an emulsion. You can distribute it with the brush or single disc machine too. Extract the emulsion using a liquid vacuum cleaner. You can also use absorbent paper towels or cloths if you’re working on a small area.
- Rinse the surface. This should be thorough, to ensure that all content has been removed.
- Allow to dry.
The area can be opened to normal use after it dried. If you’re unsatisfied with the results, you can reapply the treatment, following the same steps, Note that for the reapplication, the surface still needs to be allowed to dry first. Faber Dec 21 should not be used on damp or wet surfaces.
Double Wax Stripping
Here, the Faber Dec 21 is used together with either CottoSolv or Decera/P. Initial measures, including vacuuming away the dust and grit particles still apply, and ensuring that the surface is dry before using the product on it. Follow these steps for the double wax stripping:
- Apply the Dec 21 onto the surface, then allow it to dwell for the 10-15 minutes.
- Add the preferred degreaser- CottoSolv or Decera/P onto the area. Whichever you choose, use it undiluted when dealing with the absorbent materials such as cotto and concrete, and for the non-absorbent surfaces, you can dilute it to 50%. For this process, you can also use a large brush or the single disc machine.
- Allow an additional 10 to 15 minutes of dwelling time, to allow the products to chemically dissolve the wax and residue on the surface. This too can be aided by the mechanical action of brushing or passing the single disc machine over the surface at regular intervals.
- Add more water to the surface, distribute it to form an emulsion, which can then be removed using your wet vacuum cleaner.
- Rinse the surface, and let it dry. Voila! You’re done.
After the process, clean the tools you’ve used with white spirit.
Extra Tips For Using The Faber Dec 21
- Ensure that the surface is covered by the product all through the treatment. For the highly absorbent surfaces, you may need to occasionally add more of the Faber Dec 21 onto the area being worked on.
- The abrasive discs or brushes used for the process depend on the level of dirt, and the type of floor being attended to. However, for the wax stripping process, green discs are usually preferred.
- When uncertain of the product’s compatibility with your particular type of surface, first carry out a spot test on a hidden spot.