Many of the other samples had a stage photograph taken one week after initial application. For complicated reasions involving lack of time, necessity to help with care of grandchildren, and general incompetence, this product was accidentally missed out.
1st coat: Medium viscosity clear resin. Quite sticky and clings to roller
2nd coat: +1:27 hrs Slides over dried 1st coat but does eventually bond
If we assume 'Natural Finish' means it can't actually be detected by eyesight alone, then it definitely qualifies, but this also means it's all-but impossible to tell whether it done any good.
On the plus side, the stone looks clean....ish.
Very, very, similar result to the LTP Mattstone.
In it's natural state, natural stone naturally cannot withstand natural stains, naturally. And LTP Natural Finish maintains that natural tradition by naturally failing to provide any stain protection, naturally.
Now, maybe LTP never said anything about stain proection: they just said it was a natural finish, and if you splosh oil, fat, ink, wine and mosskiller onto stone, it *will* stain. Naturally! And it did.
In visible results, it was remarkably similar to the LTP Mattstone and, sadly, the stain tests produce an equally disappointing outcome.
Not at all sure what this product does, if anything.
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.
LTP Natural Finish may not be available any longer, it seems, which may or not come as a surprise, given the results of this trial, but it *was* a purchasable product when LTP sent it to be trialled. If you'd really like to give it a go, try looking at:
Advanced HD | Advanced Stone Seal | Dry Treat Intensifia | Dry Treat Metacreme Dry Treat Stain Proof | Dry Treat Stain Proof v2 | Easy Seal Col Enh | Easy Seal Ultimate Funcosil OFS | Hanafin Finisha | K-Seal | Larsen | Lithofin Col Int | Lithofin Stain Stop Eco Lithofin Stain Stop Plus | LTP Col Enh | LTP Nat Fin | LTP Matt | Pavetuf | Resiblock Indian Romex Col Enh | Vulcaseal 277 | Vulcaseal 286 | Weiss FT Plus | Weiss Stain Protect