K&E Chemical Company
For over 50 years K&E Chemical Company, Inc. has been an industry leader in the development of ecofriendly masonry restoration products including cleaners for cement, brick and concrete. All of their products are environmentally safe, easy to use, and they do not contain corrosive acids or hydroxides, which means that they will not erode or “eat away” at the surface of the stone. This fact alone has made K&E the choice of thousands of masonry restoration professionals worldwide. Along with ecofriendly restoration cleaners, the company’s product line includes every aspect of the restoration process from degreasers and grout cleaners to high performance sealers and strippers.
Visible here, is the Dirksen-Hart Senate Building in Washington D.C. The bottom half of the building in this mid-project photo was restored using the Klenztone product.
K&E Chemical Company products restore the natural beauty and appearance to old, dirty, worn out looking stone & brick easily and without damage. Whether it is making the grout joints on a marble tile floor look new again, restoration cleaning of granite mausoleum, stripping a solvent based sealer from a terrazzo floor or removing the yellow staining from the interior marble walls of a courthouse, K&E Chemical Co manufactures chemicals which are intended for these purposes. K&E’s restoration stone cleaner, KLENZTONE, needs only to be applied, given time to work and rinsed with water. It does the job, and the results are dramatic. Their Paint Stripper is biodegradable, low odor and USDA approved for use in food plants, and the KL9 Restoration Poultice contains no hazardous ingredients.
K&E Chemical Company insists it is not necessary to use dangerous chemicals to restore stone and brick. The acids used in other products actually eat away the top layer of the surface. Besides destroying property, the surface of the brick, concrete or cement will be left raw, exposed and damaged.
K&E Chemical sells their products around the world, but is a home-grown family company started by Ed Bleick Sr., has been located in Cleveland since their inception in 1954, and is now being run by the 2nd & 3rd generations. K&E Chemical has cleaned and restored properties ranging from the Plaza Hotel, Tiger Stadium, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian and they are a great example of Cleveland’s longstanding paints and coatings cluster.
To find out more about the company, contact Klenztone at 1.800.331.1696 or go to their website to find out about their other restoration products.