HMK® S244 is a ready to use special solvent based color enhancing impregnator for use on natural and artificial stones, reconstituted stone, and terrazzo. It reduces the penetration of water, dirt, oil and grease, as liability to dirt and stains is significantly reduced and subsequent cleaning is made much easier. The level of resistance to water, oil and grease varies depending upon the permeability of the surface. HMK® S244 significantly enhances the color and structure of the treated surface. The more product absorbed into the surface, the better the repelling and color enhancing effect.
The polished effect on acid-sensitive surfaces can still be diminished by contact with products such as cola, wine and fruit juices etc., however, this effect is dramatically reduced by the use of S244. S244 does not yellow with age. The vapour permeability of the stone is only slightly impaired. Once dry the residual material is not harmful to health.
Clean surface thoroughly before treatment using HMK® R155 Intensive Cleaner (diluted) followed by a flood rinse with water and allow at least 24 hours to dry (max residual moisture of 2-4%) before sealing. If under floor heating exists, switch it off and allow the surface to cool to room temperature.
Ensure the surface to be treated is clean, cool and dry. Apply S244 generously and evenly over the whole surface using a soft paintbrush or roller with short fibres. Repeat treatment for particularly absorbent surfaces after 24 hours. Do not allow to puddle; excess S244 must be removed with a paper towel or lint-free cloth before it dries. If excess is not removed properly dark marks or streaks can develop which will later be more difficult to remove.
Do not walk on the treated surface until 12 hours after treatment is completed. Resistance to dirt and water is developed over 48 hours. Protect surface from rain and humidity for 12 hours. Do not apply to rubber, plastics, lacquered or varnished surfaces and solvent intolerant materials. Remove all foodstuffs from the area to be treated before work is commenced. Once dry the residual material is not harmful to health. For regular cleaning and continued protection use HMK® P324 Liquid Stone Soap. Please note surfaces that are not to be treated such as walls, glass, furnishings etc. must be protected. Ideal working temperature of the surface is between 10-25˚C. Do not apply in direct sunlight. HMK® S244 can temporarily develop a pearling effect after application which should disappear on its own. This pearling does not impair the effectiveness or durability of the treatment.
Chemical product. Contains turpentine substitute. Flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Harmful or fatal if swallowed or inhaled. Ensure the area to be treated is adequately ventilated. Avoid eye/skin contact. If exposed wash/flush with water and seek medical attention immediately. Keep out of the reach of children. not use the product in temperatures below 10 and above 27°C.
Always test the product in an inconspicuous area to evaluate suitability, coverage and performance. Store in a cool place and keep lid tightly closed.