Stains come in different forms. However, one this is constant- they ruin the appeal of the interior space, and you want them gone. These spots that are strewn all over the floors, and countertops, the smudges on the walls- they take away the beauty of the structure, and make the place appear messy. For the particularly stubborn ones, you can end up spending hours on the task without making any headway. These include yellowing effects, the stains caused by the rising damp, dark marks, and even issues like nicotine- these require tougher action to remove. That’s a job for the Faber Oxidant. Here is why you should incorporate it into your janitorial arsenal:
What You Get With The Faber Oxidant 1L
- Enhanced stain removal
This product has been specifically formulated to deal with particular kinds of stubborn stains, that are frustrating to get rid of with conventional cleaning methods and general stain removers. These are the likes of the yellowing stains that occur when water penetrates the surface, damp stains and dark marks that are a common problem with natural stone, all through to the stubborn tannin and nicotine stains. This formulation works on its own, without requiring any scrubbing, or additional processes. Simply sit back and wait for it to extract the stain from the affected surfaces.
After applying the Faber Oxidant 1L onto the affected region, allow the product to remain untouched until the stain has been extracted. How long will this take? Well, it depends on the type of stain involved, plus how deep it has set into the material. For cases like nicotine spots and tannin stains, it can be anywhere between 2 and 8 hours. Stains that are caused by rising damp, plus cases of yellowing, this can extend longer to 24 hours, as is also the case with dark marks and the damp stains that are as a result of water absorption. You get all this without draining your wallet. This is as a result of the pocket-friendly pricing of the unit.
- Water-based formulation
The Faber Oxidant 1l can be safely applied on natural stone surfaces across the scope including the delicate polished marble installations, plus the surfaces with finishes which are sensitive to acids. Whether its on outdoor or indoor surfaces, agglomerates such as marble-cement marble-resin and quartz-resin, concrete, and slate, all through to ceramics- both craquelé and glazed variations, sandstone, plus basaltina-lava stone, it will get rid of the stains without affecting the structural integrity of the installation. From molten basalt, clinker, cementina, and cotto, the popular granite countertops and floors, to the different kinds of porcelain stoneware be it lapped or polished, limestone installations, all through to the stains that have formed on cement grout and porphyry- the Faber Oxidant will be up to the task.
It is also used as a follow up for when dealing with stains that other products have not fully removed. For instance, after treating the surface with Faber No Mac Gel and there are still remnants of the stains, the Oxidant can be applied, and allowed to dwell for 1 to 6 hours on the spot. When it comes to rust removal using the Mar Gel Plus from the same brand, the Oxidant can also be used to get rid of the purple residue formed. Here, leave it on the spot for twice as much time as has been allowed for the Mar Gel Plus.
- Quick application
With the Faber Oxidant, you simply need to apply a thick and uniform layer of the formulation onto the affected area, and let it break down the stain for you. Conventional tools can be used, such as brushes or spatulas, or you can go ahead and simply pour it onto the area. This product doesn’t need to be diluted, as it has been formulated to be ready-to-use. When treating the surface, it is recommended that you don’t just focus on the stained spot, but rather apply the product in the surrounding region. For instance, you can treat the whole tile, when dealing with small stain spots, or even work on the entire room should the stain have spread out over a large area. This is mainly for aesthetic purposes, to ensure uniformity. It can also be mixed with the Faber Poultice, where the mixture applied should have a slurry and creamy consistency. After the stain has been extracted by the formulation, bring out the cloth, broom or even mop depending on the area that you’re working on it, plus if the residue is still wet or dry, and remove it from the surface. Rinse it with clean water, and allow it to dry.
Here are some extra points you should take note of when dealing with the Faber Oxidant:
- Before application, clean the area. The dirt and grime on the surface would just come in the way. Besides, the product is meant to remove stains, so getting rid of the grime will increase its effectiveness.
- In some instances, mechanical polishing will be needed, such as when there are complex and deep stains on the structure of natural stones- like the ones caused by rising damp. The polishing will result in an increase in the absorption rate of the surface, thus allowing the Faber Oxidant to penetrate deeper into it.
- Carrying out a spot test is always recommended, to ensure that the product is suitable for your type of surface.
- For those situations where the product will remain for longer on the surface, ensuring that a thick layer has been applied right at the onset will prevent it from drying out, which would require you to keep adding more product. You can additionally cover it with a plastic film or nylon sheet. For the small sections, taping the borders of the film or sheet will prevent it from being blown off. Once the recommended duration elapses, remove the sheet, and leave it exposed for at least half an hour. After this you can go ahead to remove it plus the residue, and clean the surface.