Natural Stone Porous Materials Protection Cleaning D.I.Y.

The right tools for the job

The best way to maintain your natural stone's beauty and durability is to invest in high-quality products.

Using premium-quality products to treat your stone is essential, but it’s also important to make sure you’re using the right product for your type of stone.

Not all cleaners and sealers are created equal, and even if you opt for a high-quality product, it might not be engineered with your specific stone in mind.

Surface sealing

When it comes to general sealing needs, Dry-Treat’s STAIN-PROOF Original is a safe bet.

An impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer, this surface treatment can be used on natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout in order to protect from damage caused by water, salts and oil-based stains.

It can be used both inside and outside, and makes your surface cleaning duties that much easier.

However, if you’re dealing with extremely dense stone, such as granite countertops, you’ll want to use a product like STAIN-PROOF Plus. This surface treatment was designed with natural stone and concrete countertops specifically in mind. It also features a 25-year performance warranty under certain conditions: If the product is applied by an accredited applicator; if the applicator follows Dry-Treat’s written instructions; and the surface is maintained ins accordance with our written maintenance system outlined in our warranty document.

On the other end of the spectrum, you may need to contend with softer, more porous materials. In that case, Dry-Treat’s 40SK is the product you’ll want. Non film-forming and able to consolidate loose and friable surfaces, 40SK works to protect your natural stone without changing the surface appearance.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to enhance the natural beauty of your stone while protecting it, INTENSIFIA will be the product your after. This treatment is engineered to provide deep, long-lasting color enhancement and premium stain protection for porous surfaces.

It can be used for a wide range of applications and materials, from terracotta tiles to limestone wall cladding.

Surface cleaning

Just like with sealers, different Dry-Treat products are suited to various cleaning needs.

Looking to take care of some tough, deep-seated dirt and grime? Oxy-Klenza can break down organics stains and soiling thanks to its unique, oxygen-based composition. Ideal for cleaning everything from patios and decks to kitchens and bathrooms, this product is both safe to transport and store while also being safe for the environment. Oxy-Klenza is biodegradable, decomposing into oxygen, water and natural salts as it works.

If you have exterior porous surfaces to clean, consider the power of Sola-Kleena. This product is light-activated, meaning you can apply it to outside surfaces and let it go to work breaking down organic dirt, grime and other pollutants over weeks. Sola-Kleena is perfect for both residential and commercial applications, including building facades, walls, swimming pool surrounds, driveways and entertaining areas.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a more suitable everyday cleaner, Rejuvenata provides you with the product you need to keep natural stone surfaces looking great. Best of all, Rejuvenata contains an invisible sealer, helping you enhance surface protection on your surfaces every time you clean them.

Choosing the right product

With so many wonderful products at your disposal, it may seem difficult to select the proper one for your specific needs.

Fortunately, Dry-Treat has taken the guesswork out of the process by providing customers a Product Selector feature on its website.

Simply choose a surfaced type and material from a list and click go. You’ll be given a product recommendation that will tell you which products work best for the type of look you’re hoping to obtain.

The important thing to remember is that the best way to maintain your natural stone’s beauty and durability is to invest in high-quality products that will keep it looking great and performing the way you want.

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