Free Delivery
On Orders Over 75*
#1 Top rated cleaning supplier
on trustpilot
UK Manufactured
since 2008
Product Reviews
By William Scott-Jackson


By Michael Cannell

This is great product for cleaning natural stone would recommend to anyone

By Quincey De SouzaFROM Lancashire

I contacted Smartseal Technical section with my problem that the builders had left us with (a right mess) and the Residue Remover and Limestone Sealant as recommended by Smartseal worked a treat. I cannot recommend Smartseal staff or the products enough.

Wish to leave a review?
Write a review
Your Rating:
* All submissions will be checked by our administration team before appearing on the site. Please be patient as we will try and approve your comments as quickly as possible.

Residue Remover for Natural Stone

ONLY FOR Use prior to Sealing, after a "sweep-in" pointing compound. NOT FOR REMOVAL OF VISIBLE FILM / STAIN left by the compound. This is a Pre-Treatment Cleaner to allow Sealer to Penetrate/Adhere correctly to Stone- NOT FOR removal of Stains

In Stock
Please select size
Visa Electron
Product Description

Residue Remover is a powerful ecological cleaner that unlike other acid/alkaline cleaners, does not require any neutralisation process before application.

It is specially formulated to remove surface residue and contamination from natural stone paving and other surfaces where "sweep-in" compounds may have been used.

** Disclaimer- product is designed to remove the invisible resin film left by a sweep-in jointing compound prior to sealing - NOT VISIBLE STAINS left between the joints.



  • Use neat or diluted to a 1:5 ratio depending on amount of residue present
  • Apply with either a brush or garden sprayer
  • Leave the product to penetrate and break down the surface residue (5 - 60 minutes)
  • Agitate with a stiff brush and wash off with a pressure washer
  • Re-apply if surface residue remains after first application
  • Average coverage 6 - 8 m² per litre

Physical Properties:

  • Safer to use
  • Phosphate free
  • Biodegradable
  • Multi-use
  • No VOC
  • Low odour
  • PH 13 - Alkaline
  • Low fuming

Health & Safety:

Non-flammable. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place. Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

Product FAQs

Q: Can I rinse off the residue remover with a hose and spray gun rather than a pressure washer? I had my slabs cleaned by pressure washer then then jointing topped up with Sika fast fix sweep-in compound. I was going to seal them read your instructions about cleaning after using a jointing feels like a merry-go-round! I'm worried that using a pressure washer again will threaten the jointing.


A: If you rinse the residue remover of whilst agitating the surface with a broom, this will avoid the need to use a pressure washer. Hope that helps.

Response from Alex

Q: A handy man sprayed our house with a sealant for stone, unfortunately some of the sealant has sprayed on to our windows, can you suggest how we can remove this from our window.


A: It would be best to first find out what sealer your handyman had used and speak to the company regarding a remover. If you're not having any luck, you can get in touch with our technical team online or over the phone to see if there is an alternative product you can use..

Response from Sophie

Q: How long should you wait before sealing the patio after using residue remover?


A: As long as the area is thoroughly dry after use, sealing should be fine. Ideally, allow around 3 days for the natural stone to dry as moisture could have soaked in to the poures of the surface.

Response from George
Ask Us A Question
Send us a question

We provide a national delivery service for our block paving sealer, pattern imprinted concrete sealer, roof coatings and tarmac restorer on a standard 2 - 4 working day basis. Dependent on weight, this is normally done by pallet or parcel carrier.

If you need products delivered quicker, for a small additional charge, orders placed before 1.30pm can be delivered within 1 - 2 working days to most parts of the UK, although this is dependent on the courier service in your area and the product/s ordered. If you require this service, please check on area availability by calling 01268 722500.

Our commitment is to supply all orders as placed and we offer a comprehensive guarantee of quality. Providing a reliable delivery service to all our customers is most important to us and this is backed up by the many satisfied customer testimonials we have received over the years.

If you need an order delivered to a different address, left somewhere at your property without a signature or left with a neighbour, just let us know.

We also try to maintain 100% stocking levels of our products at all times, so an immediate despatch is virtually guaranteed.

Our product returns policy can be viewed by visiting our Terms and Conditions section.

*Free delivery on orders over £75 are subject to the delivery address location.

Share this product