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What are some of the pitfalls of putting a coating onto natural stone?

The coating has been tested on most natural stone and adheres well. However, where the stone has been in long term use or has been sealed with another product, we cannot guarantee that our product will fully adhere to the stone or that the appearance of our product would not be affected. Moisture, silicon, oil, and wax etc., are not compatible with Sheerstone. In the case of bench tops there are a lot of chemicals that come into play such as cleaning materials, soaps, oils, shampoo, foods, and wines etc. Sealers often have oils, silicon, and other chemicals in them that can cause problems.

Grinding the surface and chemical washing usually solves these problems. However, testing the surface is often needed prior to application, and even then cannot guarantee adhesion.

As some of the chemical may have penetrated deep into the surface in some cases, it is impossible to know the coating will work until we have applied it. In extreme situations we may need to strip the coating to readdress the problem and then re-apply the Sheerstone.

Does Sheerstone look plastic?

One of the biggest challenges when developing the Sheerstone process was to maintain the natural beauty of the stone. We went to great lengths to ensure that the finishing process maintains the stone’s natural beauty at all levels of finish from honed through to full gloss. The surface is fully protected – yet the stone remains cool to touch, in fact, most stone manufacturers cannot tell the difference between treated and untreated stone. If you have any doubts, we recommended that you do a sample beforehand to ensure a perfect finish.

What is Sheerstone?

A specially formulated ultra-sheer coating system that cures instantly via UV lights. It is 100% clear and can be applied to many types of natural stones including: marble, travertine, limestone, sandstone, granite etc. as well as concrete surfaces.

Sheerstone provides outstanding permanent stain, etching and chemical resistance. Sheerstone coated surfaces are indistinguishable from a natural stone factory finish. Sheerstone is the ‘branded’ and registered name of the tried and tested stone coating system developed and manufactured in Australia by Sheerstone Pty Ltd.

Australia - NSW

Sheerstone Application Team
M: 0411 967 372
E: info@sheerstone.com.au
W: www.sheerstone.com.au

Australia - VIC

Resin 8 Coating
Malvern East
M: 0414 987 542
E: heath@resin8coatings.com.au

Mirror Image Marble Pty Ltd
PO Box 1208,
Moorabbin, VIC 3189
P: 03 9532 1758

StoneWiz Australia
M: 0415 353 999
E: enquiry@stonewiz.com.au

Australia - WA

Marble Seal
M: 0402 274 361
E: info@marbleseal.com.au

Australia - QLD

Stoneseal Australia
26 Boongala Road
Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4128
Contact: David Townley
M: 0407 968 178
E: david@stonesealaustralia.com.au
E: www.stonesealaustralia.com.au

Australia - SA

Best Marble & Tile Care
Servicing all of S.A.
M: 0418 844 415
E: bestmarble@gmail.com
E: www.bestmarble.com.au

Australia - TAS

KAM Joinery
P: 03 6245 0599
M: 0407 872 782
E: adam@kamjoinery.com.au


Distributor – Opal  LLC – Luxury Surfaces
Shawn McNinch
P: 801 652 9187
E: shawn@opalluxurysurfaces.com


Distributor – Opal  LLC – Luxury Surfaces
Shawn McNinch
P: 801 652 9187
E: shawn@opalluxurysurfaces.com