When installing or treating new surfaces, epoxy resin is definitely a common choice to help. However, epoxy resins leave behind tough to get rid of residues that affect your surface's appearance. This is when you need Faber Epoxy Cleaner.
What is Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy is known as a strong, heavy-duty adhesive. Epoxy adhesives bind resins together. These resins are capable of absorbing mechanical and thermal stress thus granting them durability, stiffness and heat resistance.
As a result, epoxy resins are useable for a range of surface treatments such as: installation, grouting and sealing.
Why clean epoxy resins?
Despite the many uses and benefits of epoxy resins, the incorrect application can do more damage than good and the appearance of your surfaces suffer.
Expoxy resins take up to 24 hours to completely dry and cure so it is imperative that you act quickly after the wrong application. However, to avoid further damage to surfaces, the correct epoxy remover is a must.
This is where Faber Epoxy Cleaner comes in.
Why Faber Epoxy Cleaner?
Faber Epoxy Cleaner is an alkaline-based cleaner.
As the name suggests, this epoxy cleaner is excellent for removing long-standing epoxy residues.
Thanks to its unique formula, this residue cleaner is also very effective for removing film or stains. Film and stains left behind when recently installed surfaces aren’t properly cleaned, if at all.
Additionally, this epoxy residue cleaner is especially effective when removing synthetic residues, including the most stubborn and persistent residues.
What surfaces are suitable for Faber Epoxy Cleaner?
Faber Epoxy Cleaner is ready for use on a wide variety of materials.
Suitable for Use On:
- Basaltina - lava stone
- Glazed ceramics
- Lapped porcelain stoneware
- Marble-cement agglomerate
- Marble-resin agglomerate
- Marble-quartz agglomerate
- Molten basalt
- Natural porcelain stoneware
- Polished porcelain stoneware
- Reconstituted stone (Eco Stone)
- Textured porcelain stoneware
Moreover, as an alkaline cleaner, Faber Epoxy Cleaner is suitable for acid-sensitive surfaces.
It is a fast-acting detergent that easily cleans the most stubborn of stains and residues on hard to clean materials. In fact, even low-thickness materials or materials with a micro-textured surface finish are suitable for Epoxy Cleaner.
Furthermore, its mild yet powerful formula doesn’t cause corrosion or aggression. Due to this, this stain remover won’t alter the appearance of surfaces.
What will you need?
In order to clean epoxy resin with Faber Epoxy Cleaner, you will need a cloth and a mop. Additionally, you also need a single-disc machine or a large brush.
How to clean epoxy resin
1. Ensure surfaces are clean
Before the treatment, clean away any dry residues including coarse dirt, debris and dirt. Do this with a vacuum cleaner or broom.
2. Apply Faber Epoxy Cleaner to the surface
Firstly, apply the undiluted stain remover to the surface, completely covering the entire area. Then, evenly disperse the solution with a large brush or single-disc machine.
3. Leave time for the product to work
Afterwards, allow time for the epoxy cleaner to act.
- For soft residues - wait 10 - 15 minutes
- For stubborn or aged residues - wait 20 - 30 minutes
Whilst waiting, regularly pass over the area with a single-disc machine or large brush in order to help Epoxy Cleaner’s dissolving action. Doing this also improves the end results of this treatment.
What is more, when treating absorbent surfaces, we advise applying more of the product to the surface. Thus, compensating for what has already been absorbed. For optimum results, a fine layer of the epoxy resin remover should completely cover the surface during the entire treatment.
For this process, use a more or less abrasive disc brush depending on the type of material and residues being removed.
Abrasive disc brush:
- White Pad - For compact but less dirty surfaces
- Green or Light Blue Pad - For rough, unpolished surfaces
4. Remove the cleaning residues
Following that, remove the cleaning residues from the surface. Pour a generous amount of clean water onto the surface forming an emulsion with the solution.
Distribute the emulsion with a single-disc machine or large brush, then remove the excess.
We recommended removing this excess with a wet vacuum cleaner; although, cloths or paper towels will suffice.
5. Repeat the process
Finally, if your desired results have not been achieved, repeat the previous steps.
After removing any excess and rinsing the area, surfaces are immediately ready for use when they dry.
If you want more information on anything said about Faber Epoxy Cleaner or the epoxy resin removal process don’t hesitate to reach out.
The team here at Tiling Logistics are always more than happy to answer any questions.
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Instead, here is the Technical Datasheet (TDS) for Faber Epoxy Cleaner.
Why Tiling Logistics?
The team at Tiling Logistics have a great passion for surface care, to the point where members of our team have spent over 15 years in this industry. Above all else, this 15 years worth of up-close experience has granted us a great understanding of stone and tile surface care.
We have come to understand the best tools, products and methods for any surface care treatment. As a result, we are sure to have the best advice for you whether you are working on a domestic, commercial or industrial property.