Home > FAQ > Content

Misunderstanding of Stone Sealer Benefits

Mar 01, 2021

In recent years, with the continuous expansion of the stone market, stone protection is also being paid more and more attention.Now, most of the stone products before leaving the factory, will use the stone protective agent to do some protective measures.A large number of protection needs, also gave birth to a new industry - stone protection chemical industry.These years, more and more stone protective agent.

So, what are the common mistakes in the process of using stone protective agent?


1.Mistaking a water repellent for an antifouling agent

Some people often mix water repellent agent and antifouling agent, think water repellent agent has the function of antifouling likewise.

In fact, this view is wrong: the role of waterproofing agent is waterproof, stone surface after brushing waterproofing agent, can not be invaded by water, so as to prevent water into the stone internal water mark.

At present, most of the water repellent products do not have antifouling performance, a small number of water repellent agents have a certain antifouling performance, but can not be compared with the antifouling performance of antifouling agents.If not antifouling treatment, pollutants are easy to enter the stone surface, produce a variety of erosion spots.

But, some good antifouling agent, hold concurrently waterproof, antifouling double action.Therefore, in the process of stone protection treatment, should try to choose antifouling agent.

It should be noted that antifouling agents can not prevent all the erosion of pollutants, some common with corrosive liquids, such as vinegar, carbonated drinks, antifouling agents may not have much effect.


2.Brush by mistake waterproofing agent is not afraid of water

Some people think that after the stone has been brushed waterproof agent, it is no longer afraid of the erosion of water, even if it is soaked in water for a long time, there is no problem.

In fact, this view is also wrong.Whether it is domestic water, sewage, common liquids or natural rainwater, water can contain a variety of chemicals and mineral elements.Some chemical substances and mineral elements may react with water repellent agent, making water repellent protection failure, resulting in liquid infiltration into the stone internal water spots.

Therefore, in the use of stone, when you see the liquid stranded on the surface of the stone, it is best to remove it in time, so as to ensure that the stone will not be damaged by water.


3.Brushed by mistake antifouling agent is not afraid of dirt

With some people think that stone after brushing waterproof agent is no longer afraid of the logic of water erosion, and some people think that stone as long as brush antifouling agent, will no longer be afraid of the erosion of pollutants.

In fact, this view is just as wrong.If the pollutant is attached to the stone surface for a short time, after timely cleaning, the stone surface will not leave traces of pollution, but if the pollutant is attached to the stone surface for a long time, the stone surface may still be gradually eroded by pollutants, resulting in a variety of erosion marks.

Therefore, once found on the surface of the stone contaminants, should be immediately removed.


4.Be mistaken for a universal protector that does everything

Some stone protective agent production enterprises will promote to consumers can be applied to a variety of different types of stone universal protective agent,

But in fact, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all protective agent, because there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all protective agent that can change its performance to meet the needs of various practical situations.

When choosing stone protective agent, in addition to the need to have a better protective effect, the type of stone, stone surface condition, the decorative effect required by the stone, the climate environment of the stone, etc., are all important considerations.

Different stone protective agent, will have different protective effect on stone.Granite, marble, have special protective agent;Strong decorative effect of stone, can deepen the color of the stone brightening type protective agent, can maintain the original color of the stone type protective agent, can increase the gloss of the stone brightening type protective agent;According to the actual protective effect to divide, and waterproof protective agent, hydrophobic type protective agent, oil type protective agent, etc.According to the actual use of position division, there are surface protective agent and bottom protective agent, etc.Therefore, in the case of protection demand, should be based on the actual situation, choose the most suitable stone protection agent.


5.The larger the water drop on behalf of waterproof performance is better

Some people think that the liquid is sprinkled in the stone stone surface that has been treated by stone protective agent, the water on the surface is retained bigger, the waterproof performance that represents this kind of stone protective agent is better.

In fact, this view is also wrong.Because of the present stone protective agent, there are two different categories of products, waterproof type and hydrophobic type.

Waterproof stone protective agent can prevent water and water-based pollutants into the stone, but the water can expand on the surface of the stone, do not form obvious drops of water.And detest water type stone protective agent can make the liquid on the stone surface to form obvious drops of water, can prevent water and water-based pollutants into the stone.Therefore, it is impossible to judge the waterproof performance by retaining water droplets.

In addition, some stone protective agent in order to make the moisture inside the stone can volatilize out, will try to maintain the permeability of stone pores.Brush this kind of stone stone protective agent, water retention surface may gradually into the stone, but after a period of time, water vapor will naturally send out.


6.By mistake, the stone protection performance that has just been done is the best

Some people think that just brushed stone stone protective agent, its protective performance must be the best.Therefore, some people will do the protection test immediately when they just get the finished factory stone, and the test results are not good, they will make the judgment that the stone protective agent is not good.

In fact, such judgments are problematic.Because stone protective agent also needs some time to precipitation in order to play the best protective state, a few days, a week long.Just leave the factory a few hours of stone products, stone protective agent has not been able to fully act on the stone surface, immediately tested, naturally impossible to get good test results.


7.What is expensive by mistake must be the most appropriate

Of course, the current stone protective agent market is still in the stage of quality by price, in most of the time, choose the same type of stone protective agent, the price is more expensive, can really play a relatively better protective effect.

But if in this way to think that the choice of expensive stone protective agent must be the most appropriate, it is a big mistake.

The choice of stone protective agent, should also follow the principle of "suitable, suitable material", as far as possible according to the actual situation of stone products in the space, stone material characteristics, the overall decorative effect, to decide what type of protective agent to choose.

Some easy to hide dirt environment, such as toilet, kitchen, etc., should try to choose a better performance of the protective agent.The same truth, metope with stone can choose to use less protective agent than the ground stone.

In addition, its price is very expensive stone, natural is to choose the best performance of the stone protective agent.And granite because surface compactness is stronger, the characteristic with low such as bibulous rate, because this can choose relatively common stone material to protect agent.

In any case, the use of stone protective agent should be judged according to the actual situation.In some cases, all the expensive stone protective agent, not only will seriously affect the cost, but also may not be able to achieve the best protective effect.