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How to Clear Rust from your Gardening Tools and Garden Furniture like a Pro

As any homeowner knows, metal surfaces are prone to rust, especially if they are exposed to moisture. The list of tools prone to rust include gardening, garage, and DIY tools such as shovels, scissors, clippers, hammers, nails, saws, wrenches  etc. It also remove rust from your garden furniture.

This article examine how to get rid of rust from your tools, quickly and easily. 

Materials you need:

 

Hi-Glitz Quality Cleaning Products in Singapore | Rust Stain RemoverRust Stain Remover

$45.00 $38.00

Rust Stain Remover independently removes rust and other metal oxide residues with a deep penetrating effect from all natural and artificial stones, tiles and ceramic surfaces. Is not corrosive and eliminates rust caused by iron-containing fertilizer, garden furniture and metal tools, dripping taps, heating leaks, metal fences, etc. For interior and exterior use. Acid free.

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We recommend the use of Rust Stain Remover. Rust Stain Remover removes rust spots and other metal oxide residues by itself with a deep penetrating effect. 

How to clear the Rust: 

1. Apply a thorough and uniform spray coating using Rust Stain Remover on the surface to be cleaned.
2. A violet coloration and typical odour signalise the onset of action. Allow to work in for 5 – 10 minutes.
3. Afterwards work in with a sponge, brush or scrubber and plenty of water and rinse with lots of water.
4. In case of older and stubborn rust spots, repeat the procedure until the rust stain has been completely removed.
5. Ensure good ventilation when using in closed rooms.
6. Rinse the spray pistol well with water after use.

 

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How to Get Rid of Mould like a Pro

 

Mould is a type of fungal growth that thrives in hot and wet environments. It is identified by a greenish to black colour growth on the walls or ceilings. 

 In Singapore, they are often found in the bathroom or the bathroom ceilings or clinging to pipes, or in the grouts of tiles and behind the wash basins, and are pretty common due to the hot and humid weather.  

 It is important to get rid of Mould quickly because mould has been known to cause some health problems, including respiratory problems,  dizziness, headaches, etc. 

 This article offers a quick DIY for those who which to get rid of Mould quickly and effectively. 

To get rid of mould:

 

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

$24.00 $18.00

Mould Remover Chlorine Free easily removes mould, fungal infestation and mould stains. Is chlorine free and odourless, therefore particularly suitable for bedrooms and children’s rooms. Disinfects and protects. Buy Now Button

How to get rid of mould

 1. Spray Mould Remover Chlorine Free evenly on affected surfaces, so that a covering film results.

 2. Allow to work in for 30 – 60 minutes. In the case of more severe infestation, allow even longer to work in, if possible overnight.

 3. Then remove residues with a soft brush or sponge and thoroughly wipe off with a moist cloth or sponge.

Need Help? 

ask for helpHi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers a mould removal service that effectively get rid of mould, even black mould infestations, and prevent them from coming back. 

For more information or to contact us for a no-obligation quote, please click here. 

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How to Clean your Terracotta Roof like a Pro

If you are having Terrocotta Roof likes most of the older semi-detached homes in Singapore, cleaning the roof may be a pain. 

This article guide you on how you may clean your terracotta roof

Products you need:

 

Algae and Moss Remover

$22.00 $17.00

Algae & Moss Remover is a self acting concentrate that removes algae, mosses and green layers and protects against re-infestation. Algae & Moss Remover may be used in all exterior surfaces of stone, wood, glass, concrete and ceramics. Algae & Moss Remover may also be used for patios, driveways, house facades, pavements, roofs, fences, roof tiles and roofing felt, paving stone, clinker bricks and flag stones, terracotta, etc.

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Tile and Stone Basic Cleaner AlkalineTile and Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline

$22.00 $16.80

Tile and Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline is a powerful basic cleaner concentrate for the gentle removal of old floor care product residues, stubborn dirt, crusted on grease and yellowed patches. Tile and Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline may be used for all interior and exterior alkali-resistant surfaces. For tiles, ceramic floor panels, porcelain and natural stones. Also for plastic, PVC and rubber coatings. Ideal for basic cleaning before applying protection and care products.

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To clean your terracotta roof, we recommend 2 cleaning agent:  

1. Algae and Moss Remover -  Algae & Moss Remover permits self-active removal of algae, green patina and green deposits and protects against recurrence. If your roof has green colour to black colour residue after moonstone season, it is very likely that your roof has algae and moss growing on them. 
2. Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner, Alkaline - Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline facilities thorough, powerful and gentle removal of old floor care residues, polish films, wax and self-gloss layers, stubborn dirt, fat encrustations, yellowing and nicotine deposits. Soiling can be easily washed off with water.

Safety First: 

 Make sure you are wearing slip resistant shoes. The roof tiles are slippery, especially when wet. 

 Make sure that your ladder is stable before climbing up the ladder. 

 It helps if you have someone at the foot of the ladder passing you items as needed. 

How to Clean your Terracotta Roof:

1. Dilute Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline  up to 1:10 and pour it into the cleaning agent tank. 
2. Adjust dosing controller to Minimum or Level I.

3. Spray the pressure washer over the roof and allow Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Alkaline to work in briefly.
4. Dilute Algae & Moss Remover with water up to 1:20 and pour it into the cleaning agent tank. 
5. Spray the pressure washer over the roof and allow the roof to dry naturally. 

Need Help?

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Have  fear of heights? Worried about safety issues. 

Have no fear! Hi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers cleaning services in Singapore and will cheerfully assist to clean roofs. 

If you would like to engage our services to clean your roof for your home, please contact us for a no-obligation quote. 

 

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How to Get Rid of Algae from Your Property like a Pro

Algae is a tiny plant form. It has no roots nor leaves. As a result, it can grow on almost any surface. Algae thrives in places that are damp and have strong sunlight. Therefore, the external facade of buildings, roads, and walls are perfect habitats for algae to spread in ideal conditions.

In sunny and damp Singapore, algae is common problem in most homes. Algae are usually characterised as green to blackish marks on walls, roofs, and external facade of buildings, and external pipes. 

Tools you will need: 

Algae and Moss Remover

Algae and Moss Remover

$22.00 $17.00

Algae & Moss Remover is a self acting concentrate that removes algae, mosses and green layers and protects against re-infestation. Algae & Moss Remover may be used in all exterior surfaces of stone, wood, glass, concrete and ceramics. Algae & Moss Remover may also be used for patios, driveways, house facades, pavements, roofs, fences, roof tiles and roofing felt, paving stone, clinker bricks and flag stones, terracotta, etc.Buy Now Button

 

 

 

How to get rid of Algae: 

We recommend the use of Algae and Moss Remover. This product allows self-active removal of algae, green patina and green deposits and protects against recurrence.

1. Ensure that the surface to be treated must be dry – algae grows very quickly when expose to water. 

2. Use Algae and Moss Remover diluted with water up to 1:20 according to the amount of green patina.

3. Wet the surface well and evenly with the diluted solution.

4. Do not rinse and allow to work-in for a minimum 24 hours.

5. Residues should disappear without further treatment of the surface.

6. In case of stubborn staining, use a stiff brush or scrubbing tool, or allow to work-in for longer.

7. If necessary, repeat the application.

8. Clean working tools with water after use.

Need Help? 

ask for help We provide specialised services to get rid of algae and moss as well as mould from your home / workplace at very competitive rate. 

 For more information, please click here. 

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How to Clean your BBQ Cooking Ware like a Pro

Love BBQs? So do we, especially with pals.  

The problem is cleaning the BBQ surfaces, especially home pits, is very troublesome and greasy affair.  The fat from the food drips onto the BBQ pit, making it very oily and difficult to clean. Add burned on food and charcoal soot to the mix, and you have a nightmare item for cleaning.

Have no fear! Our quick guide to cleaning BBQ pits is a relatively painless affair. 

Things you need

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Hi-Glitz Quality Cleaning Products in Singapore | Oven, Grill and BBQ CleanerOven, Grill and BBQ Cleaner

$18.20 $16.20

Oven, Grill and BBQ Cleaner quickly and reliably removes even stubborn and burnt-on remains, grease and residues from frying and oily stains. Oven, Grill and BBQ Cleaner also works powerfully on vertical surfaces thanks to its gel structure. Oven, Grill and BBQ Cleaner may be used for all ovens, fan assisted ovens, fitted ovens, baking sheets, oven-proof dishes, pans, pots, grills and viewing panels.

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 We recommend the use of Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner. Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner quickly and reliably dissolves stubborn encrustations and grease, burnt / baked-on fat and other residues, oily contamination. 
 

How to Clean your BBQ pit 

1. Ensure that the BBQ pit has cooled down!
2. Spray Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner evenly onto the dirty surface and allow to react for 3 – 5 minutes according to the degree of contamination.
3. Remove the residues with a sponge, cloth or paper towel.
4. Wipe over again with clear water and rub dry with a clean cloth.
5. Repeat the process in case of stubborn residues or increase the working-in time.

 Now's that easy. All grease, encrustation and baked on food are gone. 🙂 

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How to Clean your Terrazzo Flooring like a Pro

Terrazzo is a flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface. 

This article explains how you can clean your Terrazzo Flooring like a pro

What you need

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Grease, Wax and Dirt RemoverGrease, Wax and Dirt Remover

$20.90 $17.60

Grease, Wax and Dirt Remover is a concentrate for the easy removal of dirt, old layers of care products, wax and polish residues, skid marks, nicotine deposits and greasy and oily contamination and building dirt. Grease, Wax and Dirt Remover may be used for interior and exterior use on stone, tiles and ceramic, plastic and metal. Also for furniture and cars. Ideal for basic cleaning before applying protection and care products.

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Hi-Glitz Quality Cleaning Products in Singapore | Stone SealStone Seal

$45.00 $34.80

Stone Seal forms a waterproof, UV-resistant and silky gloss protective layer over your stone tiles. The surface is water-and stain-resistant and stronger in colour and structure. The surfaces are easier to maintain. The protective layer is non-yellowing and durable. For all absorbent natural and artificial stone surfaces indoors and outdoors.

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We recommends the use of Grease, Wax & Dirt Remover. Grease, Wax & Dirt Remover easily removes dirt, old protective layers, wax and polish residues, run marks, heel marks and rubber abrasion, nicotine deposits, yellowing as well as greasy and oily soiling and dirt

How to clean your Terrazzo Floor like a Pro

 1. Add 200 ml of Grease, Wax & Dirt Remover to a bucket of warm water.
2. Apply with a mop.
3. Refinish with scrubber, brush or sponge and remove dissolved dirt.
4. Wash with clean water.

How to Protect and Maintain your Terrazzo Floor. 

We recommend the use of Stone Seal to protect your Terrazzo. Stone Seal forms a waterproof, UV-resistant and silky gloss protective layer over your stone tiles. The surface is water-and stain-resistant and stronger in colour and structure. The surfaces are also easier to maintain. 

 1. Ensure that the base is dry, unmarked and clean.
2. Apply a thin, even layer of Stone Seal using a paint roller or a brush. Do not apply more than the surface can absorb, and avoid leaving puddles. Avoid creating streaks.
3. Drying time is about 2 hours. Do not step on the surface during this time.
4. Afterwards, protect the sealed surface from moisture for 2 days. 

Needs help?

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Hi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers cleaning services and floor protection services within Singapore.

 We can clean your home using the most appropriate materials, or help you apply the protective coating for your terrazzo floor. 

For more information about our home cleaning services, click here.

For floor protection services, please click here. 

 

 

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How to Clean Efflorescence like a Pro

Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete. It is whitish in appearance. It most commonly appears on concrete or brick walls as a whitish powdery substance. 

The good news is that getting rid of efflorescence is easy. 

Products you will need

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$20.90 $18.60

Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic is a powerful basic cleaner concentrate for the thorough and gentle removal of stubborn dirt, limescale, urine stone and mineral deposits, slight cement residues and rust from acid-resistant surfaces. For tiles, split tiles, ceramic floor panels, porcelain stoneware and acid-resistant natural stone. For interior and exterior use. Ideal as patio cleaner.

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We recommends the use of Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic. Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic facilitates the thorough, powerful and gentle removal of stubborn dirt, calcium deposits, urine scale, water scale, light cement films and rust from acid resistant surfaces.

How to Clean Efflorescence from your home like a Pro 

 1. Apply Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic to the pre-moistened area pure or diluted up to 1:10 and distribute with a scrubber or sponge.
2. Allow Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic to work in shortly, but avoid drying on.
3. Remove the dissolved residues with a scrubber and take up with a sponge, vacuum cleaner or wiping cloth.
4. Wash again thoroughly with lots of water.

Need help?

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Hi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers services for removing efflorescence from your home or offices for a small fee.

Our experts will examine the efflorescence and clean the area, leaving you with a sparkling wall clear of efflorescence. 

For more information, please contact us for a no-obligation quote. 

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How to Clean your Travertine Floor like a Pro

Travertine is a type of limestone that has had additional heat and pressure applied to it by the earth's crust. It is formed by minerals dissolved in ground water, which are then deposited on the earth's surface by rivers, natural springs, or geysers. 

Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths and are often found outdoors.

What you need to clean travertine. 

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Grease, Wax and Dirt RemoverGrease, Wax and Dirt Remover

$20.90 $17.60

Grease, Wax and Dirt Remover is a concentrate for the easy removal of dirt, old layers of care products, wax and polish residues, skid marks, nicotine deposits and greasy and oily contamination and building dirt. Grease, Wax and Dirt Remover may be used for interior and exterior use on stone, tiles and ceramic, plastic and metal. Also for furniture and cars. Ideal for basic cleaning before applying protection and care products.

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 We recommends the use of Grease, Wax and Dirt removerGrease, Wax & Dirt Remover is a concentrate for the easy removal of dirt, old layers of care products, wax and polish residues, skid marks, nicotine deposits and greasy and oily contamination and building dirt.
 

How to clean your travertine tiles like a Pro

1. Add 200 ml of Grease, Wax & Dirt Remover to a bucket of warm water.
2. Apply with floor wiper or cloth.
3. Then refinish with scrubber, brush or sponge and remove dissolved dirt.
4. Then wash with clean water.
5. May also be used undiluted in the case higher level soiling.

Need some help?

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Hi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers cleaning services for all types of floor within Singapore. 

Our rates are competitive and we have over 15 years in the cleaning industry, where we served home owners, estate management companies and commercial enterprises. 

Please click here for more information about our cleaning services. 

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How to Clean Balconies and Terraces like a Pro

The range of cleaning supplies on your balconies and terraces are determined by the type  of flooring that your balcony and terraces uses.

In most Singaporean style home, the balconies are tiled. For private home owners, the terrace is usually made of stone or tiles. 

As well, both the balconies and terraces are exposed to strong sunlight and damp conditions (In Singapore, if it is not too hot, it is raining), creating ideal conditions for grow of algae. 

Hence, to clean your balconies and terraces, we recommend the use of 

1. Algae and Moss remover,
2. Tile and Stone Cleaner, Acidic (for acidic resistant surfaces such as ceramic tiles, homogeneous tiles etc.. Not suitable for Marble or porous stones)

Products you need to clean your balconies and terraces

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Hi-Glitz Quality Cleaning Products in Singapore | Algae & Moss RemoverAlgae and Moss Remover

$22.00 $17.00

Algae & Moss Remover is a self acting concentrate that removes algae, mosses and green layers and protects against re-infestation. Algae & Moss Remover may be used in all exterior surfaces of stone, wood, glass, concrete and ceramics. Algae & Moss Remover may also be used for patios, driveways, house facades, pavements, roofs, fences, roof tiles and roofing felt, paving stone, clinker bricks and flag stones, terracotta, etc.

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acidic tile and stone basic cleanerTile and Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic 

$20.90 $18.60

Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic is a powerful basic cleaner concentrate for the thorough and gentle removal of stubborn dirt, limescale, urine stone and mineral deposits, slight cement residues and rust from acid-resistant surfaces. For tiles, split tiles, ceramic floor panels, porcelain stoneware and acid-resistant natural stone. For interior and exterior use. Ideal as patio cleaner.

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How to clean your balconies and terraces

Step 1: Remove algae and moss

We recommends the use of Algae and Moss Remover. This product allows self-active removal of algae, green patina and green deposits and protects against recurrence.

1. Ensure that the surface to be treated must be dry - algae grows very quickly when expose to water. 
2. Use Algae and Moss Remover diluted with water up to 1:20 according to the amount of green patina.
3. Wet the surface well and evenly with the diluted solution.
4. Do not rinse and allow to work-in for a minimum 24 hours.
5. Residues should disappear without further treatment of the surface.
6. In case of stubborn staining, use a stiff brush or scrubbing tool, or allow to work-in for longer.
7. If necessary, repeat the application.
8. Clean working tools with water after use.

 Step 2: Clean the tiles on balconies

1. First sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.
2. Put 25 ml of Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner into one bucket (5 L) of warm water and mix well.
3. Mop the floor using the mixture.
4. Rinse the mop frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.
5. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally

 

Need some help?

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Hi-Glitz provide cleaning services for homes and offices within Singapore. 

The picture to the left shows the work done after cleaning the tiles in Singapore Bible College in Adam Road, Singapore. The Tiles are practically gleaming and reflect light. The grout, which was totally black with encrusted dirt, is now white again.

If you would like to engage our services, please do not hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation quote. 

We look forward to hearing from you.