Stone Enhancer

Stone Enhancer is an economical, no-sheen, enhanced-look, penetrating sealer formulated to darken and highlight the character and beauty of unsealed natural stone. It rejuvenates the color and improves the appearance of worn and weathered stone. May also be used as a pre-grouting sealer. Allows moisture-vapor transmission. It also effectively seals and darkens the color of grout joints.

Stone Enhancer

Stone Enhancer

Key Features of Stone Enhancer:

For use on:

Unsealed natural stone such as marble, granite, slate, limestone, travertine, quartzite. Effective for interior and exterior applications.

Limitations:

  • Do not allow sealer to come in contact with any non-recommended surface as product is not completely removable
  • Sealers and finishes should not be used before or after use of Stone Enhancer
  • If Stone Enhancer is not WIPED COMPLETELY DRY within 5 minutes, a residue may form, if residue occurs, use a scrub brush or floor machine with Aqua Mix® Heavy-Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner to remove. Always try a small test area to ensure results. If results are not satisfactory, call Technical Services for additional options
  • Keep floor surfaces dry and clean to reduce possibility of slip-fall accidents
  • Routine pressure-washing will affect expected wear
  • Sealer will not prevent surface wear or etching from acids or caustic chemicals

Preparation:

Surface should be dry, clean and free of waxes, sealers or finishes. New installations need to be dry 48 hours before application. Protect surrounding surfaces. Test product in an inconspicuous area to ensure desirable results.

The Stone, Tile or Grout must be dry prior to applying sealer – the following document explains in detail the definition of the term “dry” as it relates to sealer application. READ MORE

Pre-Grout Sealer/Grout Release:

Porous tile and stone can be stained by grout during installation. Sealing the tile before grouting will make grout removal much easier. Apply a single coat of sealer according to directions after tile has been bonded for a minimum of 24 hours, or apply to front face of tile before installation. Wait a minimum of 48 hours before grouting.

IMPORTANT: Enhancing Sealers should NOT be applied over a previously sealed surface. This includes surfaces that have been pre sealed with Aqua Mix® ProBlockor any other pre sealer, and surfaces that have had Aqua Mix® Grout Release applied. Pre sealers and Grout Release products can cause Enhancing Sealers to enhancer the stone unevenly and become patchy in appearance.

Procedure:

  1. Apply using a sponge, brush, paint pad, cotton towel. NOTE: Avoid overlapping and rundown. On vertical surfaces, apply bottom to top or apply to each tile prior to installation.
  2. Be sure any sealer that does not penetrate surface is wiped completely dry off surface within 5 minutes of each application using clean, dry, absorbent paper, cotton or microfiber towels. If sealer residue is not completely removed from stone and grout surface within 5 minutes of application, a residue may form.
  3. If 2 or more applications are used, allow a minimum of 30 minutes drying time between applications. Some highly porous surfaces may require an additional application after full cure insuring that all residue is removed within 5 minutes.
  4. Enhancing Sealers should not leave a gloss or sheen to the surface, ensure all surface has been buffed dry before leaving to dry.

Drying Time:

  • Allow 30 minutes drying time between applications when conditions are 20° Celsius & 70% RH. If temperatures are lower or humidity higher then these times may be longer. If unsure about the specific job site temperatures and conditions please contact one of our technical advisors.
  • Ready for surface traffic in minimum of 2 hours.
  • Keep dry for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Achieves a full cure in minimum of 48 hours.

Cleaning of equipment:

Clean tools with mineral spirits after use

Data Sheets:

Technical Data Sheet

Material Safety Data Sheet

How to Guide:

How to apply an Enhancing Sealer

How to Darken the Color of Faded Grout

VOC Content:

Maximum VOCs: 84 grams per liter

Available in:

3.8L

Product Maintenance:

General Maintenance Guide for surfaces sealed with a Penetrating Sealer

Product Warranty