|DESCRIPTION||Water-borne paving stain for concrete.|
Concrete garden stones and slabs. Not recommended for new garden stones or non-absorbing substrates like wash concrete or natural stone.
|RECOMMENDED USES||For industrially dyed and uncolored paving stones and slabs.|
|Colour Range||Colorless. To be tinted according to Patio Paving Stone color collection (TVT EK01 - TVT EK10). Additionally available in white EK00. Always tint the product before use.|
4-8 m2/l applied once on concrete stone or slab (depending on the absorbency of the substrate).
|Can sizes||0.9 l, 2.7 l, 9 l|
Brush (T6), roller (S10) or spray. Knapsack spray or similar is recommended for spray application.
|Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity|
Surface is dry (walkable) after few hours. Drying is affected by the porosity of the surface and the amount of stain used. Possible second coat can be applied after the surface is dry, after few hours, depending on conditions.
|Solids volume||approx. 10 %.|
|Density||approx. 1 kg/l, ISO 2811|
|Storage||Protect from frost. Use the contents of an opened can during the same painting season, as the product features might change in a half-empty can.|
|Application conditions||The surface to be treated must be dry. The temperature of the air, surface and stain must be at least +5 ºC and the relative humidity of the air below 80 % during painting and drying.|
|Preparation||Clean surfaces from dirt, dust, moss and lichen. Wash surfaces with a pressure washer and use Tikkurila Tehopesu Power Clean according to instructions, if needed. If the pavings stones or slabs are relatively new, use turbo nozzle or at least sufficient pressure to ensure absorption capacity of the surface.|
|Surface treatment||Always make a trial application to find out the most suitable color, application method, amount of thinner and number of coats for the paving stones to be treated. Thin up to 50 % (2 parts of stain, 1 part of water). |
Stir the stain well before and during the use of the product. Apply with a brush, roller or knapsack spray. When using a knapsack spray, finish with a roller or brush, when necessary, to ensure that the product penetrates into the substrate pores. Apply evenly and without interruption to avoid overlapping. Avoid applying as thick layers as with paint.
Undyed (concrete grey) paving stones and slabs:
Choose the desired color from the Patio Paving Stone color selection. Apply 1-2 coats depending on the absorbency of the substrate and desired end result. Should you apply several coats, thinning for the first coat is recommended. Two coats are recommended for best results.
Industrially dyed paving stones and slabs:
Choose a color as close to the stones as possible. Apply 1-2 coats depending on the absorbency of the substrate and desired end result. Normally one coat is sufficient.
Paving stones and slabs are exposed to continuous weathering and they may be subject to severe mechanical stress. Therefore they might also need maintenance treatment almost every year.
Reserve enough stain of the same batch for one uniform surface to avoid possible color differences. The product is translucent and therefore unsuitable to change color of previously industrially dyed paving stone or slab. Recommended only for facelift. Stones or slabs of different age might turn out differently in terms of color. Impurities like motor oil or crystallization of salts have an effect on the final color.
|Cleaning of tools||Clean tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended to remove slightly hardened product|
|Maintenance instructions||Handle the treated surface with care, as the product achieves its final hardness and durability in approx. 4 weeks in normal conditions. |
At the earliest after 1 month from the treatment a dirty surface can be cleaned with Tikkurila Huoltopesu Maintenance Cleaner (1 part of Huoltopesu to 10 parts of water). Rinse the surfaces and allow to dry.
|Maintenance treatment||Surface treated with Patio Paving Stain can be recoated with Patio Paving Stain.|