Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How to remove Stains from Marble, Granite & other Natural Stones

Wine stains in Marble

Tea, coffee, rust etc staining your stone? Expensive marble, granite and exotic stones stained with oil and water? Concrete and plaster fallen on your natural stone or tile? Not able to remove the stains? Well here is the perfect solution to your problems.

Oil Stain in Granite
Tea Stain on Marble

Akemi Stone Cleaner

Used for thoroughly removing building dirt. Removes :

. coats of stone polish and wax,
. slight concrete films,
. oil and grease,
. soot and tar,
. the remains of synthetic paints,
. plaster

on all natural and artificial stone such as marble, travertine, terrazzo, granite, brick and cotto slabs, tiles, fair faced concrete and fine stoneware.

The product is weakly alkaline containing biodegradable tensides (detergents) and solvents and is free from phosphates, acids and lyes (NaOH Sodium Hydroxide) i.e. is it neither acidic nor strongly alkaline. After hardening, the product is harmless to health and is certified food grade by a German testing institute.

How do I clean my stones and tiles?

Materials Required
. Stone Cleaner.
. Gloves
. Safety Glasses
. Scrubbing pad - 3M Scotch Brite or 3M Hand Pads
. Scrubbing brush.
. Wiper 
. Sponge for soaking up excess water and dirt.
. Rags or Cotton waste

. Wear the safety equipment.
. Depending on the degree of dirt, dilute the stone cleaner with water in the ratio of 1:1 to 1:500 and apply to the stone or tile surface.
. Allow the cleaner to work for 10-20 minutes.
. For Deep Cleaning, use a scrubbing pad or brush.
. Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe away the excess water and dirt using a wiper and sponge.

We have clean and fresh looking stone.. as good as new!

Consumption: approx. 10-20 m²/liter (undiluted)

Do not apply on materials that are not resistant to solvents. Apply on a small inconspicuous area to test before use.

Akemi Stone Cleaner available in store now @
Shree Venkateshwara Traders
712, Modi Hospital Road, WOC,
Mahalaxmipuram, Bangalore 560086
Ph : 9036092531
email :

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Paints for External Wall Surfaces - Exterior Emulsion Paints

How can we protect our external masonry walls?

Painting not only decorates your walls, it also protects it from the elements. Paints prevent fungal and algal formation on bricks and plaster. Certain paints also have properties such as dust pickup reduction, heat reflection, crack bridging abilities etc. A whole spectrum of colours is available, giving you unlimited choice.

Cladding walls with stone or tiles. It is more expensive than paints, but gives great aesthetics. Stone and tiles used for cladding also require protection and periodic maintenance. A number of chemicals and coatings are available for this purpose.

Out of the above methods, paint is the popular and economical choice. Quality paints when used in the right shade and colour combination give excellent results and outstanding aesthetics.

Things to consider when choosing paints for your external walls
1. Ensure the surface to be painted is completely finished and free from dirt, grease and organic growth. A bio-wash such as bleaching powder dissolved in water can be used to clean organic growth such as algae and fungi.
2. To make sure no further organic growth is possible, a cement surface sealer is recommended.
3. Any major masonry repairs (defects such as broken plaster or spalled concrete, large gaps etc.) must be taken up using suitable bonding agents before painting.
4. For new or previously painted walls, it is very important to ensure proper priming of the surface for paint. Exterior wall primers give a sound substrate for the top/finish coat paint to adhere to. Primers add not only life to the paint, but also give a smooth paintable surface, thus enhancing the coverage of the top coat paint.

5. Any cracks and dents must be repaired using suitable crack fillers and leveling agents.
6. Choose a quality paint that gives you a lasting finish and provides good protection to your walls for a long period. Repeated cycles of painting employing labour are not only expensive but also time consuming and cause great inconvenience. Low quality paints result in frequent maintenance and higher overall costs.

Paints to choose from 

Asian Paints Ace

Asian Paints Ace

Asian Paints Apex

Asian Paints Apex


Asian Paints Apex Ultima
Asian Paints Apex Ultima

Asian Paints Apex Ultima Protek

Asian Paints Apex Ultima Protek

Asian Paints SmartCare Bio-Block

. Stops organic growth (algal/fungal etc).
. Must be applied before primer. (1part Bio Block : 10parts water)
. Can also be applied by mixing with exterior wall primer in cases where there is no present organic growth, as a precaution against future organic growth. (1part Bio Block : 4parts water : 5parts Exterior Wall Primer)

Technical data sheets :

Asian Paints Ace

Asian Paints Apex

Asian Paints Apex Ultima 

Asian Paints Apex Ultima Protek

Asian Paints SmartCare Bio Block

All the above products are available in Standard Asian Paints Colour Spectra Shades

Also available in Customised Shades.

For more information, click here

Also, ask for our Colour Preview Service,

In Store Now :

Shree Venkateshwara Traders
712, Modi Hospital Road,
West of Chord Road, Mahalaxmipuram
Bangalore 560086


Ph: 9036092531

Monday, 20 October 2014

Advantages of Telescopic Channels over Wheel Slides

Telescopic channels or telescopic drawer slides can be used in drawers, file cabinets, kitchen baskets etc. to enable ease of sliding.

Telescopic channels have the added advantage of "holding the drawer in its slot". That is to say that the drawer will not fall out of its slot even if it is fully drawn out.

Telescopic channels score over ordinary wheel slides 1. In reducing friction. They use ball bearings to reduce friction.
2. Keeps the drawer in its slot. Does not allow the drawer to fall out. Ordinary wheel channels do not prevent this.
Telescopic Channel
3. Allows the drawer to be fully drawn out. In wheel channels, the drawer can be drawn out to about 80% of its length only.
4. Telescopic channels have a higher load bearing
Wheel Slide
capacity. They are usually rated to carry 10-45 kilograms. Wheel channels cannot take heavy loads.
5. Telescopic channels can be used in large drawers - as deep as 36". Wheel channels do not perform very well in lengths beyond 24".

Telescopic channels are also available in varieties such as soft close, auto close and self close.

Telescopic channels are a far better choice than wheel channels for your furniture.