Cleaning and Maintenance

How to Removes Stains in Natural Stone

Stains can be diverse, but they generally fall into two primary categories:

    • Organic Stains: These include substances like coffee, tea, sodas, gravy, mustard, and so on.
    • Inorganic Stains: Examples are cement, construction residues, ink, dyes, and general dirt.

Organic Stains

For organic stains like coffee, tea, or fungus, you can utilize chemicals with an alkaline composition (Ph > 10). We suggest using FilaPS87 to tackle these organic blemishes. It’s particularly effective for cleaning acid-sensitive natural stones. FilaPS87 is also optimal for fundamental cement surfaces.

When diluted, FilaPS87 effectively cleans and gets rid of grime on natural stone floors. In its concentrated form, FilaPS87 can address persistent marks on natural stone tiles.

A notable benefit of this solution is its triple functionality in one FilaPS87 product: it acts as a Cleaner, Stain Remover, and Wax Remover.

One liter of FilaPS87, when mixed with water at a 1:5 ratio, can cover an area of 30 m2.

Inorganic Stains

For addressing inorganic stains like cement, rust, and other construction residues, consider using chemicals with an acidic composition (Ph < 2). We advise using Deterdek for such inorganic marks.

Deterdek, another Fila product, is adept at removing post-application residues and construction debris. This solution can clear saline efflorescences from terracotta, remove lime-scale from floors and showers, and tackle cement deposits. Its formula, enriched with surfactants, ensures simultaneous cleaning. Additionally, Deterdek proves efficient against rust stains.

When Deterdek is diluted with water at a ratio of 1:5-1:10, one liter can cater to an area between 20 to 35 m2.

How to Maintenance Natural Stone

Under regular conditions without any stains, chemicals like FilaCleaner, a concentrated neutral detergent (Ph = 7), can be used to maintain natural stone. Alternatively, you can apply soap combined with warm water onto the stone surfaces and scrub gently with a soft brush.

FilaCleaner is our go-to chemical as it effectively cleans without harming the surface. Given its high concentration, it can be utilized at different dilutions. It’s also perfect for upkeep of waxed surfaces, suitable for laminates, and has a pleasing scent.

Stone Sealer

Some customers avoid sealers, believing they take away the stone’s natural appearance. However, if you prefer to retain the natural aesthetic of the stone, you can opt for the ‘natural look’ type of stone sealer.

There are two main varieties of natural stone sealers:

    1. Wet look: This gives the stone a damp appearance, as if water has been splashed on its surface.
    2. Natural Look: This sealer doesn’t alter the stone’s appearance. The only noticeable difference is when water is applied; it won’t be absorbed by the stone.

How to Overcome Yellow Stain on Green Sukabumi Stone

Over time, Green Sukabumi stone can develop a yellowish tint, especially when it isn’t placed underwater. This discoloration results from an oxidation process when the stone is exposed to air. So, how do you address this issue? Mix FilaPS87 with water at a 1:5 ratio. By scrubbing with a gentle nylon brush, the yellow staining should vanish within two minutes.