FAQ

Top questions and answers

How can I best apply the lacquer ?

Most appropriate are nonporous surfaces made of metal, ceramics and many plastics (do prior check for wettability and bonding), as well as wood surfaces. Also suitable for impregnation of wood surfaces.

How long does it take to dry ?

Treated surfaces are dry to the touch after 30 minutes and fully usea ble after 24 hours.

How can I best apply the lacquer ?

Before application, make sure you put on protective gloves and glasses to avoid contact with your eyes and mucous membranes. Sufficient room ventilation is also necessary. Good room ventilation should also be taken into account.

Can I apply the lacquer myself or do I need a professional?

The application is easy to do yourself. However, please note the application and safety regulations. However, observe the application and safety regulations.

Lacktuch questions and answer

What should I do when I touch the towel with my bare hands ?

Das Lacktuch is not a hygi ene article! It is fleece impregnated with liquid lacquer and should not come in contact with your skin. Gloves are required when applying Das Lacktuch to your surfaces. Therefore, protective gloves are required for the application of the paint cloth and the application of the lacquer. If your skin accidentally comes in contact with the towel, immediately wash the area w ith ple nty of soap and water. Once the lacquer has fully set, touching the surface is no longer an issue.

Can I impregnate my cutlery?

No! Das Lacktuch is not made for objects and surfaces used in connection with foodstuffs.

Does the lacquer discolour surfaces?

Although when fully set the lacquer creates a clear film, we cannot completely exclude the possibility of changes in a given surface‘s colour and sheen, similar to water spots. Please test your surface prior to application Please check beforehand.

Can I feel the lacquer on the surface?

The clear, dry lacquer is only a few thousandths of a millimetre thick – about a tenth of a human hair. Depending on the surface structure, it may feel somewhat silkier, which makes it also easier to clean. Depending on the surface structure, the coated surface is noticeably smoother and therefore much better to clean.

How do I clean a treated surface?

Surfaces treated with Das Lacktuch are protected long – term. Germs do not stick to the surface, but destroyed bacteria will leave a residue that can deter effectiveness. To keep your surfaces clean and active, they must be regularly cleaned. The silky – smooth surfaces make this easy. Avoid using abrasive detergents , a mild, soapy mixture (vegetable cleanser) is sufficient for removing dirt and residues. In order to keep the surfaces clean and active, regular cleaning is necessary. Due to the smooth surfaces, however, this is very simple and can and should be done without sharp cleaning agents. Mild soapy liquor or a mild neutral cleaner (e.g. frog neutral cleaner, glass cleaner) is completely sufficient for the removal of dirt and deposits.

Please do not use abrasive cleansers such as scouring power or steel wool!

How should I store the product?

Store unopened packages at room temperature.

Is it important to store the product light - protected?

No need, as the packaging is already light – protected.

How long is the towel usable after opening ??

D as Lacktuch ’s large surface dries out relatively quickly, so we recommend applying it to all intended surfaces immediatel y after opening. One towel will impregnate at least 10 doorknobs or 10 metres of railing. It is sufficient for at least 10 door handles or 10 m handrail.

How should I dispose of Das Lacktuch after use?

Simply allow the towel to dry out completely before disposing of it in your household rubbish.

Does nail polish remover damage the lacquer layer?

N ail polish remover is a highly aggressive solvent (otherwise it wouldn’t remove nail polish) and can damage many plastics and other mate rials. Please do n ot use it on surfaces treated with D as Lacktuch. Please do not use for surfaces treated with the paint cloth.

Additional questions and answers

How should I clean the surface before applying the lacquer?

Surfaces must be clean, free of fatty residues and dry. Rub down surfaces with a clean cloth lightly moistened wit h spiritus directly before applying the lacque. Shortly before applying the paint, the surface should be rubbed again with a clean cloth wetted with alcohol (spiritus)

Is that the last time I have to clean the surface?

Unclean surfaces as well as the layer of destroyed microorganisms impede the surface’s active impact, creating a renewed hotbed for germs. Regular cleansing with a mild soap is required to maintain the lacquer’s long – term effectiveness and hygiene. Treated surfaces are extremely smooth and dirt – resistant and therefore very easy to clean. This ensures Das Lacktuch’s long – term protection. Regular cleaning with soapy liquor or mild household cleaners is therefore important for maintaining long-term hygiene. The extremely smooth and dirt-repellent surfaces treated with the paint make cleaning considerably easier and provide additional long-term protection for the surfaces coated with it.

How resilient is the lacquer to wear and tear?

Depending on stress and strain, lacquer applied to a clean surface can hold for up to one year.

When should I repeat the treatment?

Depending on stress and strain, lacquer applied to a clean surface can hold for up to one year. If the surface has recognizable grooves or cracks, the coating should be renewed.

An intact surface can also be tested with a permanent marker, i.e. an Edding 3000. If you can completely wipe off the dried ink with a cloth dipped in alcohol , the surface continues to maintain its pore densit.

Another test is to carefully drip a drop of water on the clean surface. If the drop maintains its round shape without dabbling (see photo), the surface’s water and germ – resist a nt qualities remain intact.

What do I do when my children get hold of the product (i.e. ingest it)?

Keep both products out of your children’s reach! For information and help call the 24 – hour poison centre ( GGIZ ) emerg ency hotline : 00 49 – 361 – 730730 and consult your physician! For information and help via the 24h emergency number of the GGIZ: +49-361-730730 and to consult a doctor!

Have the products‘ efficacy been tested and certified?

The effectiveness of both products have been tested and proven effective against enveloped viruses of the corona family as well as against th e most dangerous bacteria according to the WHO ranking such as E.coli, S.aureus, and m ulti – resistant bacteria (MRSA) To our certificates

How does your product differ from other anti - virus agents ( c opper, silver, ultra - violet light, etc .)?

First off, we must differentiate between short – term surface treatment agents and long – term, germ – destroying lacquers.

Copper: The bare metal is very effective against germs. However, it oxidizes very quickly developing an unattractive green – black Verdigris layer, composed of univalent, poisonous co p per oxi de I (Cu2O) and the black, less toxic copper oxide II (CuO).

Silver: Long since a disinfecting agent, ( i . e . in water filters and as an agent for anti – bacterial clothing, etc.), the use of silver has diminished primarily because bacteria have developed silver immunities. Silver nanoparticles are required to produce higher concentrations of silver ions for combatting bacteria . However, since these can also penetrate human cells, infiltrating the blood – cerebral – barrier, the ir usage is not recommended. Silver-nano particles are used to produce higher concentrations of silver ions to fight viruses. However, since they are also able to penetrate human cells and penetrate the blood-brain barrier, they should not be used.

Ultraviolet light: UVC light is rich in energy and capable of destroying germs, which is why is it used to sterilise water. However, radiation requires a shield to avoid damage to eyes and ski. However, in order to avoid skin and eye damage, irradiation must be shielded.

Photocatalytic active layers: As a rule , these are based on nano – titan oxide that makes use of catalysing oxygen and hydroxyl radicals which are rich in energy and can destroy germs. However, they only work in places exposed to intense, direct light and not in shade or darkness. On the other hand, the radical s reac t powerfully to li ght which not only destroys germs, but also embrittles the lacquer matrix or damages the base However, this only works where intense, direct radiation hits the surface; disinfection does not work in the shadows and in the dark. On the other hand, the radicals that arise during exposure are so reactive that it not only kills germs, but also brittles the paint matrix or attacks the substrate.

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