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Lithofin Technical services have been supporting and advising all sectors of the stone and tiling industry, and residential clients for over 35 years. We not only specialise in instruction on new installations but our problem solving and diagnosis of issues together with our hands-on restoration experience is second to none. We are here to advise on product selection and application so if you have any questions at any stage then do contact us, either directly through the website or on the Technical Support Line for guidance.
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FAQs

Enter your postcode under Stockists and you will see the Lithofin stockists in your area. You may wish to call the stockist first to check the product is in stock.
Lithofin KF Mildew-Away is specifically formulated to effectively remove black mould and mildew spots, as well as discolouration caused by plants. It works quickly and efficiently, and through its preventative properties inhibits further growth for a long time. You can use it to remove mould from cement and silicone grouting, from tiles and plastic parts in sanitary areas, as well as to remove mould and algae from masonry, concrete, natural stone and other similar surfaces. We highly recommend testing in an inconspicuous area first. Not for use on polished marble or sensitive glazed tiles and enamel.
Many generic cleaning products contain aggressive cleaning compounds that degrade sealants and protective finishing products. The special unique additives in the carefully formulated Lithofin cleaning products support and prolong the effectiveness of the protective treatments resulting in easy maintenance.
Lithofin Stove & Ovenglass Cleaner is specially formulated for removing greasy burnt-in residues from glass oven doors, fireplaces and woodburning stoves, microwaves, baking ovens, etc. This mild alkaline cleaner will effortlessly removing burnt-in oil and grease as well as soot and stubborn residues.
Lithofin MN Outdoor Cleaner is a special product that works fast and thoroughly to remove dark deposits caused by plants and leaves as well as dirt contamination from natural and concrete stone. It has been featured in ‘Garden News’ as the Best Buy!
Impregnators, such as Lithofin MN Stain Stop, do not form layers on the surface of the stone. Instead the active ingredients penetrate into the capillaries and form a durable film inside them. Since there is no surface coating, and the stone's appearance generally remains the same. The slip properties of the stone are unchanged and the treatment should last many years as it will not be worn away. Surface or topical sealers, such as Lithofin MN Slate Seal, form a protective film over the surface of the stone. This film always produces some degree of sheen and will reduce the slip resistance of the surface. Surface products will need to be maintained as they wear down and will occasionally need fully removing and re-applying.
No, the impregnator needs to be applied to the face and edges of the tile before grouting (on new installations) to ensure that there will be no staining from the grout which can lead to discolouration (so-called 'picture framing'). Tiles must be absolutely dry before impregnating. Once grout has been applied, reseal for maximum water and stain resistancy.
You can download a Technical Information sheet for each product which will provide additional directions and information. Alternatively, call a member of our Technical Team on 01962 732126 or email us your query using the ‘Contact Us’ form. We will be pleased to help with any of your queries.
Ideally, after installation, once the tiles are clean, fully dry and prior to grouting. This will seal the sides of the tile as well. Applying at this point will aid the removal of grout residues later and stop any possible staining or picture framing from the grout pigment or moisture. A further application can be made after grouting to seal the grout lines as well.
Lithofin Algex can be used to remove algae and will act as an inhibitor to help prevent re-growth.
Lithofin MN Easy-Clean spray is the most appropriate regular cleaner as it will protect and maintain the sealant.
If you are using Lithofin MN Colour Intensifier to enhance the colour of your stone, this should be applied before the Lithofin MN Stain Stop.