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General Application Directions

Applying Titania To Create Self-Cleaning Surfaces

BEFORE applying Titania to a surface it must be clean, dry and disinfected. See this attached graphic for preparing a surface BEFORE applying Titania. We prefer to use our "dual quat" clean and disinfect, SafeTGard:

Titania deep clean

Why? Titania creates a covalent bond to a soft (e.g. fabric) or hard surface (e.g. metal, paint, etc.) The Titania covalent bond is only "as good as" the surface on which it lands. If the surface is dusty or contaminated, Titania may bond to dirt, dust or loose debris that is easily removed, along with the Titania, thereby impairing or losing Titania protection. If Titania bonds to a "loose surface", you lose protection as soon as the surface is wiped or flakes away. We have additional instructions for other sprays including auto/truck/RV , marine specific, cycling (and other small surfaces) after you review the general instructions below. We also have specific instructions for the Titania specific blower and Omnifog nozzle here

    Once Surface is Dry and Ready for Titania:

    1. Keep a clean Microfiber in pocket (for splatter / over spray - per Spray Technique chapter below)

    2. Reconfirm the surface has been cleaned and disinfected. You can use our hospital grade (EPA approved covid N rated) cleaner, disinfectant, SafeTGard to clean both hard and soft surfaces to touch up areas that may still be dirty. Make sure it's dry to the touch before spraying Titania. Note that hard surfaces dry quickly but cleaning fabrics, carpets will take time to dry thoroughly.

    3. Practice operation of the sprayer with water first, using the cross hatch method explained below before applying titania. For big jobs, write down your "spray plan" (see below). Titania should be sprayed in a sheltered area - wind and debris may prevent titania from reaching the targeted surface. 

    4. Titanium Dioxide, one of the active ingredients, is used in lipstick, makeup, suntan lotion and as a food additive. Review our MSDS (safety data sheet) here.

    5. Safety glasses and a mask are recommended.

    6. Remember - Shake Titania bottle vigorously for 15 seconds before application (we will keep reminding you of this), then attach bottle. 

    7. Ensure batteries are charged (if using cordless sprayer, a corded sprayer will become available) and you have sufficient batteries to complete the job. A 5 AH battery will operate effective (until 1/4 to 2/4 remains) for about 15-20 minutes. At 2/4 charge remaining, consider a fully charged battery to avoid reduction in spray quality. At 2/4 of battery remaining, always test spray to ensure you're getting the proper spray pattern.

    8. Plan your spray. For example, if spraying a room, think through the process and write it down if necessary. Closets and enclosures (e.g. cubby holes, furniture, drawers) first, ceilings, then walls (note our instructions below on being careful around glass and mirrors/mirror like surfaces), and last, floors, starting floors in area furthest from entry so you don't walk through the titania while wet on carpet. If spraying an entire house, RV, large care etc. it's important to follow a spray plan to speed up the process and avoid overspray. Read through correct spray technique below before spraying.

    9. Always clear the titania specific nozzle with water when finished, remove the Titania bottle, close and use another bottle to spray water for 30 seconds

    10. Remember to avoid touching the applied titania until it is dry. Once dry, titania will begin its covalent bonding to the surface and you can touch or or move the object (e.g. car, motorcycle, RV, boat) but avoid using cleaners or chemicals on that surface for 24-48 hours

    11. Store Titania in temperature controlled environment, between 50 and 90 degrees, enclosed in the Titania bottle. Allowing it to freeze or heat will compromise its performance

    The Correct Spray Technique - Practice Before You Spray

    • Only apply it with our patented, ultraquiet Omnifogger head & sprayer (additional recommended spray units may become available, check our website or contact us if you'd like to learn more about future spray units)
    • You should be indoors to avoid surface contamination by debris, rain or the effects of wind - wind may carry the titania spray away from the surface and prevent it from landing and bonding to the intended surface.
      • Note that we did have a compressor driven sprayer but we are  discontinuing the use of that applicator method. Please get in contact with us if you need directions on the previous generation sprayer that requires a compressor.

    • Apply using a cross hatch pattern - first horizontal, then vertical - keeping about an 18-24 inch distance from the surface. The mist is slightly visible to the human eye and a small overlap is expected for each direction. If you want to understand the width of the spray, practice on a large mirror, USING ONLY WATER with the extra bottle(s). 
    • Always carry a clean microfiber cloth in your pocket to wipe away overspray, especially any drips on any glass. While applying make only one pass across glass (never cross hatch glass) and avoid over spray that causes drip marks - see photos below. If you get drip marks, dry with the micro fiber cloth before Titania dries. Titania will leave a mist on the surface and dry in minutes. Drip marks prevent the titania from properly activating on the surface you want to treat and and may create a foggy surface on glass. If you prefer to be cautious and avoid glass spray/overspray you should wipe any glass clean that has been sprayed with the microfiber cloth.
    • Titania dries in minutes, depending on humidity.  
    • When you are finished spraying titania, always attach a bottle with clean water and flush the spray nozzle with water for 15-30 seconds. Do not let the sprayer head sit without flushing with water for longer than 15 minutes - titania will build up over time and begin to clog the spray aperture.
    • Close the Titania bottle and store per our instructions above
      • (#11 under the header Preparation)
    • In 24-48 hours, Titania has settled & bonded into the hard or soft surface (both nonporous and porous), and the hydroxyl radicals are active and providing the properties listed below, day after day, month after month. 
    • Subsequent washing, rain, submersion in salt or lake water, daily cleaning with aggressive cleaners or disinfectants will not remove Titania.  
    • Titania creates an active self-cleaning surface. Titania's hydroxyl radicals mechanically break apart molecules that land on its surface (including bacteria), that land on its surface, meaning it is an antifouling, anti-oxidation, anti-corrosion, flame retardant, VOC destroying surface which also dis-assembles odors from cigarettes, to cigars, cannabis, pet odors, sweat, urine, ammonia, and many other common odors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per our latest independent lab tests!  Call it a superhero of coatings, tested and proven, with available warranties in automotive, RV and marine. 
    • You can read more about the fascinating Titania science and testing here.