This colour enhancer works on a wide variety of porous surfaces, including all types of natural stone, clay and terracotta tiles and pavers, brick, concrete, polished concrete, terrazzo, encaustic tile, terracotta and saltillo.
INTENSIFIA™ is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and for residential and commercial buildings.
Notes: INTENSIFIA™ will not prevent etching from acidic liquids, or physical surface wear. The level of enhancement will vary dependent on the type of material being treated. It is advised to test on a sample piece before applying the product to your surface. Eventually, wear and tear and cleaning will affect the enhancement and sealing performance. Reapplication of the product will be needed. Once enhanced, the treated surface cannot be restored back to the original look.
Total application rate is approximately one quart per 20-250 sq. ft. (2-25 sqm) depending on the porosity of the surface.
1. NOTE: INTENSIFIA™ WILL NOT BEGIN TO CURE UNTIL ALL EXCESS PRODUCT RESIDUES ARE THOROUGHLY POLISHED OFF THE SURFACE.
Denser surfaces will have lots of excess to remove, and thorough removal is crucial.
2. DO NOT APPLY INTENSIFIA™ TO SURFACES ALREADY TREATED WITH AN IMPREGNATOR because the result can be patchy and uneven.
3. ACHIEVING EVEN COLOR ENHANCEMENT
In rare cases, the enhancement on some very porous materials will turn out patchy and uneven after the initial 2 coats. A light 3rd coat may be necessary. Buffing with a white pad will help push product into the surface and even out the application.
4. TESTING INTENSIFIA™
INTENSIFIA™ will work reasonably well the day after application, but it takes 3 to 4 weeks for all of it to cure inside the treated material. It is important to allow 4 weeks of cure time before performing tests, so the sealer is fully cured and working optimally.
5. Achieving optimum stain repellence
The enhancing effect of INTENSIFIA™ is immediately visible. After 8 to 12 hours of curing the treated surface can get wet and will provide reasonable water and oil repellence, but to reach optimal oil and water repellence the INTENSIFIA™ must cure fully which can take up to 4 weeks.
6. Recommended tools to use to apply INTENSIFIA™
a. INTENSIFIA™ should be applied to smooth surfaces with a lamb's wool (sheepskin applicator or cloth) so the sealer is spread evenly over the surface. Spraying is not recommended for polished surfaces.
b. For rougher, more textured surfaces, use a pump sprayer. Be cautious as spray mists can cause unwanted darker speckles on surfaces of surrounding areas.
7. Make sure to protect surrounding areas with a tarp, plastic, removable painters tape or other suitable material to avoid unwanted application on those areas. In the case of a mistake, immediately use acetone and rub the affected areas to remove the INTENSIFIA™.
8. Applying INTENSIFIA™ on vertical surfaces
On vertical surfaces you have much less dwell time than on horizontal surfaces as a liquid sealer will run down the wall if a substantial amount is applied. You need plenty of dwell time for the product to penetrate sufficiently. The way to do this is to apply 3-4 light coats of INTENSIFIA™ instead of 2 generous coats. Apply each successive coat before the previous one dries (wet on wet, approxmately 10 minutes between coats). Place tarp or plastic sheets below to catch the excess drips.
Contractors must ensure that products are fit for purpose - if in doubt, please get in touch
Please note delivery prices are as accurate as possible at time of ordering, however this cost may be subject to change at any time due to weight/volume, fuel surcharges and location.
The administration team will contact you should any issue arise concerning delivery charges. Contact Arbour Landscape Solutions for more information.