Tile & Stone Installation - Care & Maintenance

Southcrete™ Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release (SC901)

Southcrete™ Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release (901) is a non-flammable, invisible, stain-resistant, water-based sealer. Designed for use over unsealed brick pavers, concrete, Mexican-clay, and any other unglazed surfaces when a natural look is desired. Southcrete Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout release allows for moisture vapor transmission. Southcrete Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release is great for use on marble, travertine, granite, slate, terracotta, limestone, flagstone, brick, Saltillo, grout, and masonry surfaces. Southcrete Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release can be used for interiors and exteriors.

Product Details

INSTALLATION

SURFACE PREPARATION

DIRECTIONS

READ ENTIRE LABEL AND PIS/MSDS BEFORE USING. Shake well before use. This product is to be used directly from the container and is not under any circumstances to be thinned or diluted with anything before use. Always protect neighboring surfaces including wood, carpet, metal, landscaping and other non-masonry surfaces. Surface should be clean, dry and free from ay waxes, coatings or finishes. Clean the surface to be treated with SGM Safe Clean Crystals or another appropriate SGM cleaning product, rinsed and neutralized.

CAUTION

SGM Clear Penetrating Sealer contains siliconates. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store in an upright position.

SUGGESTED FIRST AID.

  • Eye Contact: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least fifteen (15) minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
  • Swallowed: Do not induce vomiting.
  • Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse. Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Seek medical attention.

APPLICATION

SAMPLE TESTING

Due to the many differences of each surface, several inconspicuous test areas should be completed to assure maximum performance. Due to these differences, some shading may occur. Users must determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. SGM Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release may be applied by brush, sprayer or sponge. Apply sealer to the surface using thin even coats; do not allow any excess sealer to remain on the surface. Avoid overlapping, over-spraying and puddling. Excess sealer that does not penetrate the surface should be removed within several minutes using absorbent paper or cotton towels. Spread only as much sealer as can be finished in each section without stopping. When having to stop, make sure it is done in an area where it will not be noticed such as expansion joints, etc. Drying time may vary according to atmospheric conditions.

  • NOTE: If two (2) or more coats are applied, allow a minimum of thirty (30) minutes between applications. Excessive application of sealer will result in a white substance remaining on the surface, which is extremely difficult to remove when cured.

GROUT RELEASE

SGM Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release may also be used as a grout release for new installations. Apply sealer a minimum of two (2) hours prior to grouting.

CLEANING

Avoid using general cleaners not specifically designed for natural stone, ceramic/porcelain tile or grout. Some of these general cleaners (i.e. off the shelf bathroom, tile, and grout cleaners) may contain harmful chemicals that may damage natural stone, as stone is sensitive to certain chemicals. SGM Cleaners are specifically designed for cleaning natural stone, ceramic/porcelain tile, and grout.

COVERAGE

Coverage will vary depending on density, porosity, texture, surface absorption, weather, time the solution is left on the surface, and application methods. Used as directed; SGM Clear Penetrating Sealer and Grout Release will cover approximately 75 — 250 square feet per quart (22.8 — 76.2 square meters per 946 ml). Optimum application temperature is between 50°F — 90°F (fifty degrees Fahrenheit to ninety degrees Fahrenheit).

SHELF LIFE

Up to one (1) year from date of manufacture in an unopened, properly store container.

MAINTENANCE

When the time comes to re-seal natural stone, ceramic/porcelain tile & grout, be sure that it is sufficiently cleaned. Refer to product recommendation chart for appropriate products to be used on specific surfaces.

SGM Inc. warrants this product will perform in accordance with its intended use for a period of one year from the date of manufacture. Any claim for defective products must be submitted in writing to SGM Inc. and samples of the defect must be provided. SGM Inc.’s sole obligation will be to replace any product determined to be defective by SGM Inc. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, SGM INC. MAKES NO OTHER REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SGM INC. BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, WHETHER ARISING BY CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. SGM INC.’S SOLE OBLIGATION WILL BE TO REPLACE ANY PRODUCT DETERMINED BY SGM INC. TO BE DEFECTIVE.