clé top coat kit
product description + credits
included in the clé top coat kit you will find an 8 ounce bottle of our proprietary coating (enough to cover 50 sf of a single coat or 25 sf of a double coat), a sponge applicator brush, and our guide for usage.
NOTE: the top coat will dry clear.
about this collection
after over a decade of testing, clé has developed a proprietary acrylic based top coat kit, especially for our lithography and watermark collections to provide stain resistance.
clé top coat kit can also be used for our unglazed tiles (such as natural zellige and cement) that are being used on a busy kitchen backsplash. we recommend applying the top coat kit instead of miracle 511 porous plus for busy kitchen backsplashes where heavy staining is a concern. the top coat kit can provide even more protection against stains.
what collections should I use the clé top coat kit with?
natural zellige, unglazed tiles such as terracotta, cement tiles, clé hand lithographed tiles, and clé watermark (note that watermark tiles come with a single coat of watermark already applied)
what sort of protection should I expect from the top coat?
please understand that the coating allows for a long “reaction” time, and will not render your tiles stain-free. with aggressive stains such as – tomato sauce, wine, mustard, citrus etc., be sure to clean within 5 minutes. these stains contain acids that will etch the coating after long periods of time and deteriorate the protective finish.
all spills/splatters can now be cleaned with pH neutral soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge.
can I use the top coat in combination with a penetrating sealer?
for lithography & watermark: clé only recommends the use of the top coat kit for “sealing” lithography and watermark tiles. this top coat should not be used in combination with a penetrating sealer (like miracle 511 porous plus). use of any other sealant may strip the decoration off the surface of lithography and watermark tiles.
for cement, natural zellige & unglazed terracotta: this top coat should not be used in combination with a penetrating sealer (like miracle 511 porous plus). if you opt to use the top coat kit for a busy kitchen backsplash - you should only use this product as your “sealant”.
extra protection on natural zellige, unglazed tiles such as terracotta, cement tiles, clé hand lithographed tiles, and clé watermark (note that watermark tiles come with a single coat of watermark already applied)