Comparison of advantages and disadvantages of various fixing methods for stone maintenance

1. Waxing

Advantages: The method of waxing and fixing is simple and easy, and it can also increase the gloss of the stone.


⑴The color fixation effect is not good, and the color can be wiped out with cloth or paper and rubbing hard, and the fixation is not durable.

⑵ Stone waxing is also a kind of damage to the stone itself. Because the solid wax contains color-changing groups, it will change color under the action of ultraviolet rays. The color is often darkened, which affects the appearance of light-colored stone, and the wax will absorb other dirt to form composite dirt. The dirt filled in the capillary channel of the stone is difficult to remove by conventional methods.

(3) Waxing the stone will increase the smoothness of the exterior and increase the risk of pedestrians slipping.

⑷The influence of pigments and dyes on human body and environment is very complicated. It is better to use it with caution for stone owners who are easy to fade.

2. Film

Method: There are two methods of film coating, one is to paint and block the film after dyeing; the other is to mix the pigment and resin together to form a film on the surface of the stone.

Advantages: The fixing effect is better, and it is not easy to decolorize by rubbing with water; it can obviously increase the gloss of the stone.


⑴ The resin itself has low hardness and is not wear-resistant, and the appearance is easy to show scratches and affect the appearance.

⑵The resin itself is also easy to discolor, and even discolors unevenly.

(3) Resin will age and fall apart. It is very difficult to clean up the resin itself that pollutes the stone.

⑷The use of resin to block the stone will affect the "breathing" function of the stone, and may cause some diseases of the stone.

3. Crystal glaze fixation

Method: After the stone is dyed, wipe the remaining paint on the surface, add crystal glaze and polish.


⑴ The crystal glaze has high hardness and good wear resistance. After treatment, it will be an ideal mirror surface with a crystal-like translucent effect without visible cast marks. It has the visual effect of natural stone and stone in appearance.

⑵The color fixing effect is good, and the color will not fade when wiped hard; the crystal glaze itself does not change color and contains ultraviolet absorbers, which can retain the color and extend the color development time of the dyed stone.

⑶The brightness enhancement effect is good, and the gloss reading can reach 90~100.

⑷The crystal surface of the treated stone has anti-skid and anti-fouling effects, which increases the additional functions of the stone.

⑸Pure water-based products, non-toxic, tasteless, and environmentally friendly.

Defect: The cost of one-time disposal is higher than waxing.