British stone care product company LTP has launched a new cleaner for removing cement, grout and efflorescence from even acid sensitive limestone and marble, as long as it is not polished (becaue it will dull the polish).
The new product is sold under the totally unpretentious name of 'Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover', which makes it pretty clear what it does. Underneath the name on the label it says 'For all types of unpolished natural stone', which is also unambiguous, although actually the product can be used on porcelain, glazed ceramic, quarry tiles, brick and terracotta as well as all kinds of stone.
Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover is a rapid action cleaning agent for removing cement residues, grout stain, salts, efflorescence and other similar deposits. It can be used in dilute or concentrated form.
The new product is said to replace acid-based products that would normally be used to remove cement and grout residues on bricks and ceramics but cannot be used with limestones or marbles because they dissolve them. As well as removing new and existing cement and grout residues, Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover can also be used to disperse rising salt residues caused by substrate moisture and spot fixing.
Developed and manufactured in the UK, the new residue remover can be used indoors and out. A diluted application removes mild residue within 30 minutes while a neat application and agitation gives instant results. Surfaces should be rinsed clean with fresh water.
The new treatment forms part of LTP’s ‘clean-seal-maintain’ range. It is available in 1L (£21.84) and 5L cartons (£75.36) and gives coverage of 5m2 to 25m2 per litre, depending the material being cleaned and conditions.