ClearShield® Protection Proves to be Perfect on Porcelain Tiles and Glass!

Owners of a house in Bantry Bay, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, recently realised the easy-clean benefits of the ClearShield Eco-System®.

What is the ClearShield Eco-System®? Developed by Ritec International in the UK, the System is used for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass and other vitreous surfaces. Surfaces treated with the System look as good as new and are easier to clean and keep clean, resisting contaminants such as dirt and limescale. In practice, the frequency of cleaning treated surfaces is reduced, as well as the time and effort required. Thus a long-lasting pristine appearance is maintained, all without the need for harsh chemicals or cleaning methods.

ClearShield SA (PTY) Ltd is Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner and distributor in South Africa. One of their clients is an experienced on-site applicator of the ClearShield Eco-System® and was commissioned to treat windows, shower glass, pergola glass as well as exterior porcelain tiles at the Bantry Bay residence.

The on-site team first fully renovated the surfaces using specialist Ritec products to ensure a chemically clean surface. Next, award-winning and durable ‘non-stick’ Ritec ClearShield® liquid-applied protective surface treatment was applied.

About 350m² (3,800 ft²) of glass and 250m² (2,700 ft²) of top-of-the-range full-bodied porcelain tiles, imported from Italy, were treated. Chris Woodcock, the Managing Director of ClearShield SA, recounts: “We carried out tests for our client on the tiles with Ritec ClearShield beforehand, and the results were fantastic. Water just ran off perfectly. Our demo convinced the homeowner to give the go-ahead to our client to treat all the tiled areas. Some months after the applications were completed, some white leaching had occurred on some of the treated tiles; we used Ritec Limescale Remover to get rid of the leaching and the result was just phenomenal. Ritec Limescale Remover is a magical product!”

Chris concludes: “Overall, our client applicator and the homeowners were all delighted in the knowledge that the promise of ClearShield’s easy-clean claims were honest and the after-care is straightforward.”

For more information about the Ritec ClearShield Eco-System®,

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