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  • #440 Reply

    Annie

    Hi there.

    Can you please advise regarding sealers for Travertine.

    We have an outdoor area with travertine pavers (very light coloured) and are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations. We have about 40sqm to cover.

    We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.

    Can you please advise – we are in Sydney.

    Thanks

    Colin

    #592 Reply

    Tex Rowe

    Hi Colin,
    In order to achieve colour variations in your travertine please see our FULL solvent Natural Stone Enhancer:
    https://cswcoatings.com/au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/
    There are more cost effective solutions available but none that will present the same level of desired “wet look”.
    For your balcony, any of the penetrating sealers here:
    https://cswcoatings.com/au/premium-architectural-grade-travertine-sealer-protection-products/
    will dry to a “natural look” as requested.
    Any more questions please feel free to ask.

    #593 Reply

    Colin Bulloch

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am thinking that I might use your solvent based product for both surfaces. The outdoor balcony area is travertine tile that has been grout filled. Does this sound appropriate. I think the wet look would look good out there as well. My only concern is whether this sealer will be slightly slippery when wet.

    And furthermore, do you think 15 litres will be sufficient for about two coats across 85sqm.

    Thanks again

    Colin

    #594 Reply

    Tex Rowe

    Yes your concern is correct as solvent topicals can tend to get slippery when wet. It is for this reason (well one reason anyway) that penetrating sealers exist. Due to the fact that they reside slightly below the surface there is no “film” to slip on.
    If still interested in the topical then an estimate of 15L for 2 coats at 85sqm should just make it!

    #595 Reply

    Colin Bulloch

    Hi there Tex,

    Can you please advise whether there are any specific pointers you can give me when I am applying. These are new pavers and tiles layed in the previous month. I intended to to run the high pressure cleaner over them before applying.

    Thanks again

    Colin

    #596 Reply

    Tex Rowe

    Please see:
    https://cswcoatings.com/au/sealer-preparation/
    for Surface Preparation.
    As far as application is concerned, the main point to remember is more is NOT better …especially with enhancers! Product must be applied in very fine coats and preferably with hand sprayer to large areas.
    Being a penetrating sealer, it must not be allowed to dry on surface and any residue remaining on surface must be wiped away!
    Application directions are off course also provided on product.
    Hope this helps.

    #597 Reply

    BILL

    Will the “wet look” sealer also be slip resistant and also prevent the water from a salt water pool from doing damage?
    Thank you

    #598 Reply

    Tex Rowe

    Hi Bill,
    apologies this is an edit as we were referring to a different product.
    Yes, that is correct. The “wet look” penetrating sealer enhancer if applied according to directions does not alter the coefficient of friction meaning the substrate will be quite similar before as is after the seal.
    The term slip resistant though usually suggests a textured coating which we would not recommend around a pool surround.
    Any more questions please do not hesitate to ask.

    #599 Reply

    Annie

    Hi there.

    Can you please advise regarding sealers for Travertine.

    We have an outdoor area with travertine pavers (very light coloured) and are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations. We have about 40sqm to cover.

    We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.

    Can you please advise – we are in Sydney.

    Thanks

    Colin

    #600 Reply

    Tex Rowe

    are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations.

    One option that may be applicable is an Enhancer like:
    https://cswcoatings.com.au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/

    We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.

    Any of the water based penetrating sealers here may be applicable:
    https://cswcoatings.com.au/premium-architectural-grade-travertine-sealer-protection-products/

    #1415 Reply

    Ian

    What sort of time guarantee can i expect with the travatine penetrating sealer.

    #1420 Reply

    Tex Rowe
    Keymaster

    Hi Ian,
    If it helps the Expected Wear section can be found here:
    https://cswcoatings.com.au/expected-wear/

    Tex Rowe
    CSW Coatings Australia
    CSW Coatings USA

    #1710 Reply

    Ro

    Hi, we are having travetine layed outside around our pool and pergola.We are wondering if we need to run a cleaner over these first as they are new tiles before we apply a sealer, or would a pressure clean be enough. Regards Ro

    #1716 Reply

    Tex Rowe
    Keymaster

    Hi Ro,

    Hi, we are having travetine layed outside around our pool and pergola.We are wondering if we need to run a cleaner over these first as they are new tiles before we apply a sealer, or would a pressure clean be enough. Regards Ro

    Preparation is determined by applicator as suppliers will typically specify surface to be dust/chemical/dirt/contaminant free. Any Pre-Seal Cleaners are typically utilised more for moss/mould/organic staining or embedded dirt etc.

    Tex Rowe
    CSW Coatings Australia
    CSW Coatings USA

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