Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm tired of using paste wax! Is Top Shield mop on wax a good alternative?

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Q. -  I'm tired of waxing with paste wax.  Would your Top Shield liquid wax be a good alternative?

Hello Julia,
A. -  Top Shield mop on style liquid wax by Concrete Camouflage is an excellent alternative to paste wax to say the least. It was designed for a grocery store chain, and is also used in malls, restaurants, hospitals, and all kinds of commercial and industrial applications. It is also used very extensively in homes all across the U.S. and worldwide. Using a lamb's wool applicator, you simply mop on two initial coats. It lasts for months in high traffic areas, and when it does start to scuff or dull, you simply mop on one coat which replenishes it and brings it back to like the day you did it. It has a traction additive which makes it less slippery and it comes in either gloss or matte finish. We're sure that you will be quite pleased with Top Shield's ease of use, durability, and low maintenance costs.
   However, you will need to strip off the existing wax. You can do so with a commercial wax remover, or the Marine's tells us that Simple Green strips wax very easily and effectively.
Thank You for Your interest in Concrete Camouflage.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Can I stain a floor that had on overlay product on it but is now removed?

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Q. -  Hello, we had several rooms in our house concrete stained by a contractor 2 years ago.  He sanded the existing foundation, applied two coats of hybrid concrete overlay, scored it, texturized it, then stained, sealed and waxed it.  It has since cracked and peeled in several areas.  After deciding not to get new flooring, I realized I can peel off the affected areas, since it is scored, like big tiles, and just restain the concrete underneath.    Would I still have to clean the concrete underneath, as it looks pretty good?  Recommendations?  Thank you.
Hello Shirley,
   A. -  You will need to do a small test area to be sure. If the overlay was a cementious product, and the floor has had any and all sealers, glues, and/or bonding agents completely removed then it should be ok. But again, a small test area should be done to be sure.
Thank You for Your interest in Concrete Camouflage.