Dry-Treat supplied its STAIN-PROOF Original sealer for application on
concrete pavers at the Parramatta Railway Station to protect against staining
and maintain the clean look for a long time.
Located in the geographical centre of Sydney, Parramatta is a thriving
suburban and business district with the railway station accommodating thousands
of commuters each day. The heavy traffic subjects the concrete paver flooring
in the underground station to daily dirt, contributing to costly maintenance. Though
regular cleaning is carried out, the porosity of the pavers makes the surface
vulnerable to deep staining.
The NSW transport authority sought to seal the pavers with a product
that would reduce staining and keep the porous surface cleaner for longer. It
was also important that the wet-slip resistance of the floor was not affected
by the sealer as a slippery surface is an unacceptable hazard in public areas.
Key requirements for the sealer included superior stain repellence;
retention of wet-slip resistance; ability for treated surface to stay cleaner
for longer; and permanent bonding properties.
Dry-Treat’s STAIN-PROOF Original met all of the client’s requirements
including superior water and oil repellence that would stop water, food and
liquid spills from causing permanent staining. STAIN-PROOF Original permanently
bonds to the material through a chemical reaction deep inside the pores where
it is not affected by commercial cleaning processes or traffic. The sealer also
retains the wet-slip resistance of surfaces.
Being a permanent sealer, STAIN-PROOF Original eliminates the need for regular
re-application, reducing maintenance requirement. Even after seven years of
application on the pavers at the railway station, the sealer provides superior
stain repellence. STAIN-PROOF Original comes with a 15-year performance
warranty when the product is applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator.
BTS Sealing was the Accredited Applicator on the Parramatta Station