In order to make the surface of the stone smoother, the use of wax water is essential maintenance work. Waxing not only highlights the gorgeous effect of the polished surface but also slows down the speed at which the stone is subjected to trampling wear. Often, wax residue problems in these areas are not evident due to the frequent passage of people and goods. However, consumers need to pay attention to which wax water to use and the interval between maintenance.
Wax water containing pigments can cause stone contamination
Stone is a porous material that may absorb pigments in wax water, resulting in contamination of the stone surface. Therefore, when choosing wax water for stone maintenance, you should try to choose wax water that does not contain colorants, or ensure that its surface has been effectively waterproofed and oilproof treatment before using the stone to fully protect the stone surface and make it the ability to prevent pollution.
Prolonged waxing may cause yellowing of the stone surface
Long-term waxing may cause yellowing of the stone surface, but the use of waxing maintenance in areas with high traffic can delay the wear and tear of the stone. There are many types of wax water on the market, and it is difficult for the average consumer to accurately understand its characteristics and qualities and use it correctly. Therefore, some cases of wax water adversely affecting stones are heard from time to time.
Some wax water contains unsaturated hydrocarbons, which will turn yellow when exposed to air for a long time, resulting in contamination of the stone surface. Therefore, when using wax water for stone polishing maintenance, it should be avoided from accumulating on the surface of the stone for a long time. For those consumers who have doubts about the characteristics of wax water, consider sending the wax products they intend to use to domestic research units for oxidation or daylight acceleration experiments to understand their applicability.
For the above reasons, some theories believe that stone should not be waxed for maintenance. However, another view is that in areas where a magnificent environment needs to be created and traffic is frequent and stone wear is serious, such as hotel lobbies, corridors, etc., waxing maintenance can delay the wear state of the stone in addition to increasing the surface gloss effect.
For the stone partially laid in the home, the wear and tear of the stone is very limited due to the small amount of traffic. The surface gloss of natural stone produced in China has reached a fairly high level. Therefore, the maintenance focus of home stone should be on the care of surface pollution. It is recommended to use stone maintenance agents for maintenance and use mops and neutral lotions for regular floor care routines, without the need for frequent waxing treatments.