Total Wall Care Soot Wash enables both the competent DIYer and professional contractor to replicate carbon deposits and ageing on bricks and porous building materials without changing their physical properties, texture or character.
The “shake to use” solution stains the brick to form a permanent, inseparable, vapour permeable bond which allows the brick to breathe and will not flake like paint. It can also be used on porous natural stone, concrete and mortar bed joints.
Our ready to use Soot Wash is available in Light, Standard and Heavy grades to enable the replication of light ageing to a heavy, opaque, black carbon deposits.
With Total Wall Care Soot Wash there’s no need to follow any instructions to combine the components of the product. Simply shake the jerry can and it’s ready to use. A litre of solution can be diluted to create a maximum of 3L. Please note that any dilution will reduce the depth of colour.
Also available in 75ml, non-permanent, sample pots which allowing the user to carry out tests that can then be removed with a pressure washer**.
Total Wall Care Soot Wash can be used on any porous building material such a brick, natural stone, mortar joints and concrete. It is unsuitable for “closed” materials such as engineering bricks and marble, or any waterproof surfaces, or surfaces that have previously been treated with waterproof or anti-graffiti coating.
TIP: To check whether your brick or stone is suitable for colour staining, simply splash a small amount of water onto the surface. If the water beads up and runs off, the material cannot be stained. If it remains wet it can.
1L of Soot Wash will tint approximately 20-25m2 of brickwork. However, the exact coverage rate will depend on the porosity of the bricks and the depth of colour desired. We recommend a trial application to determine precise coverage rates and shade.
For solid colours the tint is simply applied using a clean paint brush.
Techniques such as sponging, stippling and even spraying can be used to replicate ageing and carbonation.
These techniques can also be used to layer over of our range of Brick Tint colours to replicate natural discolouration and colour variations within single bricks.
Note: Although the product is not recommended for use on horizontal surfaces, it can be used as long as an appropriate sealant is used once the tint has fully dried.
** The 75ml Sample pots do not contain a fixative and will only provide a temporary tint. Following application, the test area should be washed with water, preferably using a pressure washer – especially on textured bricks. Due to the fine pigment particles contained within the brick tint solution, some small residue may remain in heavily textured areas or crevices.
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