Salt Neutraliser is an aqueous solution that has been specifically developed to deal with the problem of salts in mineral building surfaces.
Getting Rid of Salts
In some circumstances salt deposits are visible on the surface of plasterwork. These salts can come from within the wall substrate. The background substrate made up of bricks, mortar beds and renders can often contain salts which can pass through into the internal plaster finishing coat. This can be caused by damp or even just the re-plastering of a wall.
Often in this case the plaster finish remains in good condition but has a white fur-like deposit on the surface that can cause paintwork to de-bond. In this instance, Salt Neutraliser can be used to neutralise the salts in the sound plaster finish. This saves you considerable time and expense by removing the salts without having to re-plaster these areas.
If rising damp has been diagnosed as the cause of the salt deposits, the whole plaster finish must be removed along with the background render back to the original masonry. Once the rising damp has been treated, re-plastering then needs to be carried out in accordance with the appropriate specification (see Permaproof Waterproofer) to prevent any residual salts in the structural masonry migrating into new plaster finishes.
Sometimes, even after re-plastering, salt efflorescence can be seen on the new plaster finish. In the majority of cases, the efflorescence is due to other factors such as drying out, plumbing leaks, rainwater leaks, salts in construction materials or salty bricks rather than a failed damp proof cause. Salt Neutraliser is an ideal product to clean the efflorescence from the brick and treat the problem.
How Salt Neutraliser Works
Salt Neutraliser is a water-based formulation designed to penetrate into the surface. It immediately reacts with the salts in and on the substrate, neutralising them. It also creates an insoluble barrier against further salt movement into the surface.
Directions for use
- Brush away or remove all loose salts, cleaning the efflorescence from the affected surfaces
- Thoroughly soak the affected area with clean tap water
- Apply Salt Neutraliser by brush or roller to areas showing salts contamination
Note: Some frothing may occur – this is due to the reaction of Salt Neutraliser with the salts. You should allow some time for the product to neutralise the salt and the neutralising action to be completed. A white deposit may be left on the surface where original efflorescence has taken place and this can be difficult to remove.
4. If re-decoration is to be applied to the treated surface, the area should be washed with water and allowed to dry. Do not re-decorate until all treated areas are thoroughly dry.
This will vary with the type of surface and substrate: 1 litre of concentrate should treat 5 to 10 m².
- Neutralises the action of salts to prevent or reduce efflorescence
- Applicable to all mineral building surfaces
- Can be used as a concentrate or diluted with water
- Reacts immediately with the salts in the substrate
- Prevents further movement of salts through the substrate
Model: SN SKU SN Manufacturer: Permagard Packaging: each Size: 5 litres Dilution: Neat or 1:1 with clean water Coverage: 25 - 50m² per 5 litre container depending on the substrate Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
It worksIt works, saving time , money and a lot less mess .
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Problem solvedthanks for the advice, removed the salts with this product then applied Microshield to stop it coming back and to dry the wall out.
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Removed my salt problemI purchased the salt neutraliser as it was recommended by a friend who had used it in combination with Permaproof waterproofer to combat a salt issue on an internal chimney breast suffering with salt deposits with great success. I very easily sprayed it onto my external brick wall which has been showing salt efflorescence for a few years now. I applied two coats and by the second coat all of the salts and staining had disappeared. Very pleased with the product, delivery speed and company. I would recommend to anyone who has salt problems.
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Great product...Excellent! Saved me a lot of time and money!
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