Wall- Cladding- Sealer ™ TM

Description

STONESHIELD WALL-CLADDING-SEALER is a superior quality natural look, no sheen, no surface film, solvent-based penetrating water repellent, designed to provide protection against rain, moisture, general airborne dirt, pollution, mould and mildew. Allows water vapour transmission. Suitable for internal and external use.

Uses

Suitable on most natural stone such as marble, granite and sandstone; cast stone, porcelain, terracotta; clay, cement and concrete bricks and blocks and masonry surfaces. Can also be used as a primer for silicone paints, emulsion paints and resin plasters.

Coverage

The approx. coverage per litre per coat depends on porosity, surface texture, temperature and method of application. A minimum of 1 saturating coat is required, but generally 2 coats are required. On low porosity or polished surfaces 15 to 20 m2 per litre per coat, and on medium porosity or textured surfaces 6 to 10 m2 per litre per coat.

Expected Wear

Will vary depending on weather conditions, pollution, cleaning and maintenance methods. Expected wear – up to 15 years on vertical surfaces.

Method of Application

Always test on a small area first, to ensure suitability and desired result. All surrounding surfaces should be masked off prior to applying. Surfaces must be clean, dry, free of sealers, waxes and grout residue. For new installations the sealer can be applied 48 hours after installation. Apply one even liberal coat of STONESHIELD WALL CLADDING SEALER by trigger or low pressure pump spray. The first coat should be applied to saturation allowing it to run. Additional coats should be applied wet on wet as soon as the substrate has absorbed the previous coat and the surface no longer has a “wet look” effect. Do not allow the surface to dry out for any length of time before applying additional coats.

Cure times

Allow only a few minutes between coats and do not allow the substrate to dry out completely between coats. Do not apply externally if rain is expected within 6 hours. Full cure in 48 hours.

Maintenance

Sealed surfaces should be cleaned with water only. For stubborn dirt only use STONESHIELD DAILY-CLEAN to prolong life of sealer.

Limitations

Do not apply in direct sunlight as product may dry out too quickly leaving a white surface film. Do not apply to hot surfaces or tiles as penetration may be limited. Tiles, slabs or bricks may be pre-sealed before installation. STONESHIELD WALL CLADDING SEALER bonds extremely quickly to glass and may be extremely difficult to remove once dry. Store and use between 16° C and 32° C only.

NB

STONESHIELD MARBLE, TRAVERTINE AND GRANITE SEALER is recommended in place of STONESHIELD WALL CLADDING SEALER where protection against graffiti and oil based stains are required. STONESHIELD WALL CLADDING SEALER will not prevent surface wear or etching from strong acids.

Precautions

Ensure good ventilation and avoid breathing vapours. Avoid skin and eye contact. Wear goggles, gloves and suitable protective clothing when necessary. Keep out of reach of children and pets and store away from other chemicals. Do not allow contact with other sensitive surfaces. Flammable. Store and use between 16° C and 32° C only.

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