Prepare the Neutralizer: Fill a bucket or small tank sprayer with clean tap water. Add one or two tablespoons of baking soda per gallon of water and mix well. Set aside to use when needed. Surface Preparation: Thoroughly clean the surface to be treated prior to treatment using a pH-neutral or slightly acidic cleaner. For new floors, make sure all grout residues are removed from the tiles. The floor may need to be rinsed multiple times to remove all former cleaning products. Note: If there is a topcoat sealer on the floor, it should be removed before treatment is started. Stone Grip is compatible with most Penetrating Sealers.
Sample Testing: Before initial treatment, test on one tile in an inconspicuous area of your floor. Thoroughly clean and dry the test tile. Spread a small amount of the solution completely over the test tile and note the time. Every 30 seconds use a rubber-soled shoe to apply downward pressure and try to slide the shoe along the treated surface. DO NOT LET STONE GRIP DRY ON THE SURFACE. When you feel you have achieved the level of slip resistance you desire, rinse the test tile with the prepared neutralizer. Make note of the total amount of time you left the solution on the tile. Typically, this time will be between 5-15 minutes. This is not a case where longer treatment time is better. It is important not to over-treat the surface. As soon as there is a reasonable resistance to the pressure of the shoe, you should apply the neutralizer. You can perform multiple tests if you are unsure of the initial test results.
Review Test Results: Once you have achieved an acceptable level of slip resistance and applied the neutralizer, thoroughly rinse, and dry the test tile and inspect it carefully to determine if there is any visible change in appearance. If there is a visible change, you can perform another test on a different untreated tile and reduce the treatment time. Continue the testing process as before and inspect the new results. Once you are satisfied with the test results, you are ready to treat the remaining floor area. Please contact SlipDoctors Technical Support for assistance.
Apply to Remaining Floor Area: Spread Stone Grip using a tank sprayer or bucket and applicator on an area ONLY as large as can be covered and subsequently neutralized consistent with the treatment time determined by the testing process. Reminder: Do not let Stone Grip dry on the surface. Do not pour directly on the surface. It may be necessary to divide large areas into smaller sections for effective application. After the section has been treated for time determined in the testing process, apply the neutralizer. Repeat process for all sections until the entire floor has been treated. Thoroughly rinse entire treated area with clean water and dry with wet vacuum or squeegee.
Important: Avoid solution contact with all metal, wood and glass surfaces. If possible, remove these items temporarily from the area to be treated; or use waterproof duct tape or plastic to fully cover these surfaces. Use special precaution with drain covers in a shower, bathtub or wet area. When receiving, storing or opening the container, keep the container on the surface that is to be treated in case of a spill. Do not set bottle on countertops. Always use towels on ground to avoid spills.