STONESHIELD HOME & DRY® 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 interior and exterior use.
Suitable on clay and cement bricks and blocks, fibre cement, concrete and masonry surfaces, natural and artificial stone. Can also be used as a primer for silicone and emulsion paints, and resin plasters.
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 smooth surfaces 15 to 20 m2 per litre per coat, and on medium porosity or textured surfaces 6 to 10 m2 per litre per coat.
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 HOME & DRY® BRICK AND MASONRY REPELLENT 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.
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.
After 2 hours apply water droplets to 1 tile, if water is absorbed, apply additional coats.
Sealed surfaces should be cleaned with water only. For stubborn dirt only use STONESHIELD DAILY-CLEAN to prolong life of sealer.
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 HOME & DRY® bonds extremely quickly to glass and may be extremely difficult to remove once dry.
STONESHIELD MARBLE, TRAVERTINE AND GRANITE SEALER is recommended in place of STONESHIELD HOME & DRY® where protection against graffiti and oil based stains are required. STONESHIELD HOME & DRY® will not prevent surface wear or etching from strong acids.
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.