Stain Resistance

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In performing stain resistance testing we applied everyday stain inducing products to the surface of the Proceed textures. The stains were made with coffee, hand lotion with lanolin, grape juice and bbq sauce.

Each of these stains was applied three times. The first set of stains were wiped after one minute using water (wet wipe), the second set was wiped after one week again using water (wet wipe) and the third set was wiped after 3 minutes without the use of water (dry wipe).

Although some textures performed better than others at resisting stains, we can conclude from the group as a whole that the stains that were cleaned after a week exhibited greater permanency than the ones that were cleaned within minutes.

As the textures are very porous, they manage to hold and allow stains to penetrate and discolor the texture without any hope of removal. The use of a glaze over the texture can offer a slicker, less penetrable and more easily cleanable surface that will be less apt to stain. Although, in some cases we have seen that the glaze was unintentionally removed with the attempted cleaning of the stain.


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BEST:

1 minute (no stain), 3 minutes (no stain) and 1 week (slight staining). Note: There was some glaze removal when bbq sauce was cleaned off after a week.

GOOD:

1 minute (no stain), 3 minutes (no stain), 1 week (visible staining)

FAIR:

1 minute (slight staining), 3 minutes (slight staining), 1 week (could not be cleaned)

  • Glazed Rough Irregular Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel, by itself without any topcoat
  • Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel with a second coat of Smooth Transparent Glazing Texture
  • Glazed Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Rough Regular Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Smooth Translucent Texture, by itself without any topcoat
  • Smooth Translucent Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Smooth Absorbent Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Metallic Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel

POOR:

1 minute (visible staining), 3 minutes (visible staining), 1 week (could not be cleaned)

  • Smooth Light Bodied Texture, by itself without any topcoat
  • Smooth Light Bodied Texture with an application of Smooth Transparent Glazing Gel
  • Glazed Smooth Light Bodied Texture
  • Rough Regular Texture, by itself without any topcoat
  • Rough Irregular Texture, by itself without any topcoat
  • Smooth Absorbent Texture, by itself without any topcoat


In conclusion, we see that an application of a less absorbent and more continuous film over the textures aided in stain removal. We also suggest that if one of the textures incurs a stain, immediate removal of the stain utilizing water will be the best procedure for complete removal. If the textures are to be applied in high traffic areas or in an area where there is food or children, a topcoat that can be easily cleaned would be the best recommendation.

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