Quality Cement Coatings are designed to provide years of enjoyment and service, requiring only minimal cleaning practices to maintain. Affected areas require regular washing with a high-pressure nozzle to prevent dirt and stains from being ground into the finish. The following instructions deal with the more stubborn cleaning situations.
Additional scrubbing or applications may be required for stubborn stains.
Citrus-based cleaners such as Nature's Orange, Simple Green and TSP work very well and are available at home improvement centers and janitorial supply centers.
Regularly clean areas by hosing and using a squeegee or push broom to remove standing water is the most effective method of minimizing these stains. If stains begin to appear, clean the area with Lime Away, Whink, or a commercial descaler and rinse well.
Heavier mineral deposits require more aggressive procedures such as a light acid wash.
Heavy deposits may require additional treatments and possibly a stronger acid to water ratio.
CAUTION: Always wear protective eye and skin wear when working with any acid solution. Follow safety guidelines printed on containers including use of proper respirator.
This type of stain usually occurs in shaded locations where water puddles. If treated early, mildew and algae can easily be removed.
Stubborn deposits require soaking with a more concentrated solution and moderate scrubbing.
High traffic areas may require repeated applications for maximum results.
The best maintenance tip for black tire marks is to hose and clean the area on a regular basis to prevent a heavy build up of rubber and asphalt residue. Other good cleaners that can be used include Simple Green, Nature's Orange, Amway LOC or TSP.
Paint that is spilled or sprayed on the textured surface should be quickly wiped up with a cloth. If the paint has dried, the affected area can be touched up with Finish Coat. Apply as you would water-based paint. Heavy paint-globs must be scraped off prior to applying the Finish Coat.
Do not use paint removers!!! These will cause damage to the finish.
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