Degradation of Building Materials

Buildings are continuously exposed to the elements, which, along with air pollution, dirt, moisture and uv radiation, causes a gradual degradation of the materials used: glass, metal, plastic and ceramics. Such materials are also found on the inside of buildings. Again these surfaces degrade over time as dirt and moisture take their toll.

Long-Term Protection

Canny specialise in cleaning, renovating and protecting glass, metal, plastic and ceramic surfaces. Our products use molecular bonding to ensure surfaces are protected for the long-term. The products used are biodegradable, non-flammable and non-toxic. What’s more, they are harmless to humans and the environment.

Guaranteed Work

The Canny treatment systems have over 35 years of experience in cleaning, restoring and protecting surfaces.

We guarantee our work. All surfaces that receive the Canny treatment will need less maintenance and stay clean for up to ten years. Your investment will have a quick payback.

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Dull and Dirty Glass

Glass despite appearances is a rough surface. It is into this surface that dirt, salt and grime can attach its self to. As a result, windows and other glass surfaces look dull and dirty. They have lost their bright lustre and sparkle.

The ClearShield™ glass treatment system has over 35 years of experience in restoring and protecting glass surfaces. This unique system is perfect for cleaning, renovating and protecting glass, giving its sparkle back whilst at the same time protecting it against alkaline and organic pollutants.

More Daylight and Lower Costs

Thanks to the cleaning and renovating power of Canny, there’s no need to replace affected or damaged glass. After a thorough clean the dirt and grime is removed, there’s more daylight and damage is repaired.

The permanent molecular bonding of ClearShield™ with the glass surface protects the material. The glass remains cleaner for longer and is now relatively low maintenance. This not only represents a saving on your maintenance costs, but is also less damaging to the environment.

Our Guarantee

Our unique renovation system means that glass is repaired and regains its sparkle. We guarantee that after treatment the glass will need less maintenance, it will remain cleaner for longer and removes the need for premature replacement. Your investment in Canny is earned back very quickly!

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Tiles & Grout

Dirty Tiles

Tile surfaces become scratched and dulled from daily abrasion creating micro hiding places for dirt, oils, and bacteria. The condition worsens in a short amount of time and creates an unacceptable floor or wall that cannot be cleaned by usual methods.

Modern ceramic tile flooring creates further problems. The tile surfaces have more texture than ever before making mopping less effective. Also, more noticeable and problematic, the grout between the tiles has even more texture to trap dirt residue left by mopping.

Unhygienic Grout

The problem is that lime based grout easily absorbs moisture, oils and sugars that in turn attract bacteria, dirt and other solids that change the overall appearance by darkening the grout. Other porous surfaces like brick, Italian quarry- tile, limestone and other engineered flooring all acts like concrete or grout, absorbing liquids, oils and dirt to a point that their appearance also darkens with time.

Chemicals can dilute the grime well enough, but without effective removal the formed slurry only soaks deeper into the grout. Rotary scrubbers fail to reach into the grout lines or the texture of the tiles. Tile and grout is often associated with food halls, restaurants, rest rooms and leisure areas. Dirty tile and grout is not aesthetically pleasing. More importantly it is unhygienic.

Better Appearance and Hygiene

Thanks to the cleaning and renovating power of Canny, there’s no need to replace affected or damaged areas. We use a tried and tested tile and grout cleaning system which achieves tile and grout cleaning in just one application. This innovative process not only cleans tile and grout but can also be used for a whole range of hard surface cleaning, including natural stone.

By using our cleaning technology, we can return tiles and dirty grout lines back to like new for less. Grout Perfect™ colour sealer is used to restore, re colour and stain proof grout all in one application, it not only makes old grout look brand new and uniform but it`s real purpose is creating a durable layer of STAIN PROOFING GROUT PROTECTION to the grout which prevents dirt and spills from being able to soak in.

In addition to cleaning tiled floors & walls in residential properties we also specialise in commercial property bathrooms, kitchens, changing rooms, swimming pools and office toilets. Where appropriate we can also install an anti-slip treatment.

Our Guarantee

Our unique rejuvenation system means that tiles & grout are no longer a headache. We guarantee that after treatment the surfaces need less maintenance, will remain cleaner for longer and removes the need for premature replacement. Your investment in Canny is earned back very quickly!

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Powder Coated Steel and Aluminium

Weathering Steel and Aluminium

Powder coated steel and aluminium are not resistant to weathering and the effects of pollution. These materials can corrode quickly, with stains and signs of leakage becoming visible. In the worst case the powdering becomes pale. The surface loses its gloss and original appearance.

Cleaning, Renovating and Protecting

We have years of experience in cleaning, renovating and protecting these fragile materials. The RiteCoat R625 System™ will remove damage caused by pollution and the weathering of powder coated steel and aluminium. Once applied it restores the powder coating back to its original appearance. A durable protective layer then prevents the surface from being quickly re-affected.

Savings For Your Firm

RiteCoat® ensures that weathering stops. Better still, replacement or re-painting is not necessary. This gives your company considerable savings. By restoring the original lustre and colour there’s an improvement in appearance and thanks to some powerful adhesion the surface is protected for the long term. The smooth finish reduces contamination and maintenance. This is not only a savings on your maintenance costs but also less damaging to the environment.

We guarantee that our system improves the look of powder coated steel and aluminium. The surface stays clean longer and requires less maintenance. Your investment in Canny is earned back very quickly!

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Stainless Steel

The Impact of Climate

Due to its modern and attractive appearance, stainless steel is widely used in buildings, both inside and outside. It is also used in places where there are strict hygiene requirements, such as in the hospitality and health care sectors. Unfortunately, stainless steel is susceptible to climatic conditions (sea breezes in particular) or iron particles from nearby railways (causing flash or surface rust). Stainless steel is also ‘maintenance sensitive’, because stains, streaks and fingerprints are difficult to remove. Such marks disfigure the appearance of the material.

Durable Protection

Canny works with powerful cleaning agents so that all contamination even flash rust, is removed. Treating stainless steel with our Rite Coat R625 System ™ creates a durable protection against corrosion, streaks and fingerprints no longer making them visible.

Treatment with Rite Coat R625® prevents rust and keeps the surface cleaner for longer. The smooth finish allows for quick cleaning and less maintenance. This not only saves on maintenance costs but it is also less damaging to the environment.

Thanks to our unique renovation system, affected stainless steel is restored its original appearance. We guarantee that the stainless steel, after treatment by Canny, will need less maintenance and stay clean for longer. Your investment in Canny is earned back very quickly!

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Natural Stone

As the popularity of natural stone grows each year, it increases the need for extra care and maintenance. There are many types of natural stone the main ones being Marble, Granite, Travertine, Limestone, and Sandstone. The varieties of stone, the abundance of colours, the rich look and textures of natural stone increase the basic needs of caring for natural stone after installation. When new Natural stone offers a luxurious finish that is second to none. If this isn’t maintained correctly the finish can quickly dull and lose its lustre.

The fabrication of the stone will affect its porosity and its appearance. There are many types of textures applied but the more popularly used fabrication methods applied to stone are.


A glossy, highly reflective surface

  • Surface is very smooth and not very porous
  • Polished crystals bring out brilliant colors and grains (400 to 3500 grit to polish stone)
  • Shine comes from the natural reflection of the stone’s crystals
  • Polish can wear away due to heavy foot traffic and improper maintenance


A slightly rough texture that is achieved by tumbling small pieces of marble, limestone or granite to achieve an old-world/worn appearance


A flat matte to low sheen gloss

  • Surface is very smooth, but very porous
  • Many more and wider gaps in surface than polished stone
  • Medium density
  • Commonly used in low traffic areas or for aesthetics
  • Colours are not as vibrant as a polished stone

Cleaning Facts

Acid-based cleaners will slowly damage the appearance of calcium-based stone. The acid creates bigger pores for increased staining potential. It also chemically reacts with the stone causing damage and etching. Some household cleaners can be labeled “tile cleaner” or “all-purpose cleaner”, but can still be very acidic and will damage many types of stone and grout.

General Rules For Maintaining Natural Stone & Tile

  1. Routine Daily Maintenance should be done using pH neutral cleaners with a pH in the 7-8 range. These will not harm any tile, stone, grout or sealer used to protect the surface regardless of whether it is a penetrating or coating sealer.
  2. Heavy Duty Cleaning should only be done using alkaline cleaners with a pH in the range of 9-12.
  3. All cleaners require time to work prior to any agitation and removal. This “dwell time” will be longer for heavy duty cleaners
  4. All cleaning, both routine and especially heavy duty, benefits from some degree of agitation prior to removal.
  5. Extraction of the cleaner residue is by far the best way to maximise cleaner performance. This is best done using a wet and dry vacuum. For routine daily cleaning extraction may be done periodically but on a consistent routine basis. All heavy duty cleaning should incorporate extraction.
  6. Never use acidic or solvent cleaners for routine or heavy duty cleaning. Acid and solvent based cleaners are problem solving compounds that should only be used when a specific issue arises that can ONLY be resolved by use of a problem solving compound. They are not for use on any type of consistent basis.
  7. Remove spills as quickly as possible even on sealed surfaces. Removal of liquid spills is best done by “blotting” the liquid up using a dry white or colour fast absorbent paper towel rather than wiping up the spill. This way the spill is not spread over a greater area. Continue this process until the absorbent towel no longer can absorb any more liquid. Only then will you use an appropriate cleaner to remove any remaining surface contaminant. Applying a cleaner directly on the spill prior to “blotting” can lead to an increase in the size of the contaminated area as well as causing a potentially more aggressive contaminant which can be even harder to remove.

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