Taking Sides: Why You Need a Neutralizer

Posted on August 9, 2019 by TSS Pro Sealants

There’s no doubt about it: an effective neutralizer is a necessary part of a successful sealant application. If you recently cleaned or descaled the stone in question, a neutralizer is essentially a non-negotiable part of the process. However, you should make sure that the product you use actually performs its intended job. Otherwise, you’ll be in the same place you started, but, of course, with less money.

Cleaner, then Neutralizer, then Sealant

Why You Need a Neutralizer

A high-quality neutralizer restores the pH balance of the cleaned stone. When neutralized prior to a sealant application, sealants bond much stronger to the material. As a result, the sealant lasts longer and more effectively prevents structural or aesthetic deterioration of the stone.

TSSPRO sealants last years longer than other sealants on the market, because we cut out all of the filler products that don’t actually protect your stone. Instead, you get a silica-dense sealant with exceptional water- and residue-repelling properties. For the best results, you want to make sure that the stone or masonry is in the best condition to bind the sealant. That’s why you need a good neutralizer, specifically TSSPRO15.

Alternative Uses for TSSPRO15

Considering that a single gallon of TSSPRO15 can potentially cover 200 square feet of stone, you might wonder what else you can do with the product. Our neutralizer is also an amazing general cleaner for stone. Alternatively, you can also use this product to remove soil from stone materials. Our multi-purpose neutralizer can still be used long after you’ve sealed your stone, to keep your stone clean and beautiful.

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Neutralizing ensures a great sealant application.

When To Use The Neutralizer

You typically use TSSPRO15 as the second step in the three-step process of stone sealing. First, you use a dependable descaler such as TSSPRO10 to remove any efflorescence, calcium deposits, or other masonry-related residues. Then, you use the TSSPRO15 neutralizer to restore the proper acidic-alkaline properties to the stone. This makes the stone suitable for the sealant application, which you apply as the final step. As long as you use the products in this order and follow the written instructions, you’ll have a perfect sealant application every time.

Visit our online store to get all of the products you need to keep your stone and masonry safe. You can’t go wrong with TSSPRO—try out our sample pack and see for yourself. TSSPRO products treat and protect nearly all stone surfaces, including countertops, driveways, pool coping, and even statues. Contact us online or call (888) 958-0556 if you need help deciding which products to use for the job.