Dry Treat Metacreme
First Coat Application
Dry Treat Metacreme
Second Coat Application

The additional 'staining' was caused by accidental spillage of another product ( Dry Treat Intensifia ) onto this sample

After 1 week
Result after 1 week (Mid-September 2015)
March 2016
Result after 10 months (March 2016)
September 2016
Result after 14 months - end of trial - September 2016



1st coat: Ivory-coloured medium thick cream which is spread to excess and left to dry. Water soluble so no discernible odour.

2nd coat: None required.


Undetectable after just a couple of weeks.

It's a pity this sample was accidentally contaminated with the volatile Intensifia when that was being applied to an adjacent sample, but it doesn't seem to have affected the Metacreme unduly.

The natural discolouration that takes place over the 14 months of the trial seems to have affected both the treated and untreated sections equally. No discernible difference between them!

A water-based product, it has done nothing for the looks of the stone, so maybe its forte is stain protection.....?

Stain Trials:

stain application
Application of stains
stain after 4 hrs
Stains after 4 hours
wash off stain
Wash off stain with proprietary cleaner after 24 hrs
apply mosskiller
Apply mosskiller after wash-off
stain after cleaning
Stain 48 hrs after washing-off mosskiller and cleaning with proprietary cleaner


Mmmmm! Well maybe the stain protection was expecting a bit much, too!

This can only be regarded as a disappointment. With the exception of the mosskiller, the four main stains have all left their mark to varying degrees. The greases (Engine oil and BBQ fat) are very obvious; the wine is fainter but still easy to spot; while the Indian ink is faint but still there.

Given it's did nothing for colour enhancement or keeping the treated section of stone cleaner than the untreated section, and that it's bombed out in the stain trials, you have to wonder why anyone would use this particular product.

Note: Any apparent variation in colour of the flagstone is due solely to changes in the condition of the natural daylight at the time the photograph was taken.

Other than cropping to exclude extraneous background and adding a drop shadow to the cropped image, there has been NO post-processing of the original photographs.

Dry Treat Metacreme
Dry Treat Metacreme

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