Penetrating Sealer

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$283.00

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  • Cost From

    $2.29 per m2

  • Cure Time

    12 hrs

  • UV Stable

    Yes

  • Coverage

    2-5m2 per ltr

  • Coats

    1

  • Equipment

    Spray/Broom

  • Dilution

    No

  • Clean Up

    Solvent

Features

  • Helps prevent premature and excessive chemical erosion of a wide range of materials, including: Natural Stone, Blue Stone, Concrete, Brick and construction materials
  • Soaks deep into the surface for long lasting protection
  • Protects against salt ion ingress and efflorescence
  • Protects against salt and chlorinated water and water-borne contaminant soils
  • Protects against freeze/thaw weather damage
  • Prevents the ingress of water, dirt, grease and fungus
  • Controls transmission of moisture and other materials
  • Retains the natural appearance of the surface
  • Very easy to apply with either a roller, sprayer, or solvent resistant broom

    Product Description

    Penetrating Sealer is an invisible sealer that does not alter the appearance of the substrate and helps to prevent premature and excessive chemical erosion of a wide variety of materials including; Natural Stone, Blue Stone, Concrete, Brick and construction materials. Penetrating Sealer is very easy to apply with either a roller, sprayer or solvent resistant broom and unlike film forming sealers, Penetrating Sealer is not a coating that can be damaged or wear off with traffic and harsh weather conditions. Available in 20ltrs

    Instead of creating a film on the surface, it chemically reacts from within the surface of the pores with a hydrophobic material which in turn stops the penetration of water and other materials.  Since it penetrates into the substrate, it will not cause the treated surface to be slippery, especially when wet and being solvent based, it soaks deep into the surface, giving protection against;

    • Both salt and chlorinated water
    • Water borne contaminate soils
    • Salt ion ingress and efflorescence
    • Freeze/thaw weather damage

    * Note: If your substrate is slippery as it is, then Penetrating Sealer will not add any extra non-slip properties.

    Ideal For

    • Exterior surfaces
    • Driveways
    • Wet areas
    • Swimming pool surrounds
    • High traffic areas

    Coverage Rates

    20 litres will treat approximately 60m² of substrate (porosity dependent)

    Coverage rates will be determined by how porous the concrete is (how easily water soaks in). The easier and quicker that water soaks in, the more porous the concrete is and the more product you will use.

    Surface Porosity

    • Ensure the concrete has sufficient porosity for the sealer to penetrate.
    • Dip a finger into a glass of water and apply 2-3 drops to the surface.
    • Time the amount of time it takes for the water to soak into the substrate.
    • For sufficient porosity to apply a sealer, this should be no longer than 90 seconds.
    • Repeat the test over multiple sections of the substrate.
    • If under 90 seconds then the substrate has sufficient porosity for application of the sealer.
    • If longer than 90 seconds, then it may be necessary to either acid wash or diamond grind the concrete to open it up and create the required porosity.

    Quantity Estimator

    Enter the dimensions of your surface area to estimate how many tins of product you may need:

    Summary Estimation
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    * The estimated number of tins is based on the average coverage per square metre and is to be used as a guide only, as there are many variables when estimating (ie, porosity). Please ensure you check your calculations as Right Choice Coatings cannot be held responsible if the incorrect quantity.

    Information Guides

    1. Download: Technical Data Sheet
    2. Download: Preparation Guide
    3. Download: Application Guide
    4. Download: Troubleshooting Guide

    General Notes

    • Ensure to read the TECHNICAL DATA SHEET, the PREPARATION GUIDE and the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS thoroughly first.
    • Always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment
    • It is recommended to do a test patch first to determine the suitability of the product
    • Do not apply when the ambient temperature is below 15c or above 28c
    • It is always advisable to apply sealers in the afternoon and in the shade
    • Do not apply in direct sunlight when the temperatures exceed 28c
    • The substrate must be cool to touch before applying any sealer or coating
    • Do not apply if rain is imminent in the following 24 hours of application

    PREPARATION:

    Surface Porosity

    • Ensure the concrete has sufficient porosity for the sealer to penetrate.
    • Dip a finger into a glass of water and apply 2-3 drops to the surface.
    • Time the amount of time it takes for the water to soak into the substrate.
    • For sufficient porosity to apply a sealer, this should be no longer than 90 seconds.
    • Repeat the test over multiple sections of the substrate.
    • If under 90 seconds then the substrate has sufficient porosity for application of the sealer.
    • If longer than 90 seconds, then it may be necessary to either acid wash or diamond grind the concrete to open it up and create the required porosity.

    Moisture

    • The substrate must be dry and free from any rising moisture.
    • Ideally use a concrete moisture meter to determine the moisture content. If this is not available, proceed using the method below.
    • To test for moisture, cut a piece of thick black plastic into 1m².
    • Ensure that it is free from any tears or pinholes (this would render the test useless).
    • Attach the plastic to a section of the substrate (repeat in other areas) & duct tape the edges.
    • It is important that the plastic is completely sealed around all edges and free from holes.
    • After 24 hours, remove the plastic. If the concrete has darkened or there is condensation under the plastic, then the concrete is not sufficiently dry to apply a sealer or coating.
    • If the substrate is not dry enough then either wait a few more days & repeat the test or it may be necessary to use a concrete moisture barrier. Contact Right Choice for advice.

    Contamination

    • All substrates must be clean and free of contamination i.e. oil, grease, bird droppings etc.
    • Many of these contaminates are easily removed using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner.
    • In some cases it may be necessary to use a concrete grinder or a light acid wash.
    • Basically, if water does not penetrate through the contamination then neither will a sealer or a coating.

    Acid Etching

    • If required, the concrete can be lightly acid etched prior to sealing. This will help to create a more porous substrate.
    • Use extreme caution and safe handling methods when using hydrochloric acid.
    • Before acid etching, make sure the concrete is cleaned properly of all contaminants, oil, grease and dirt by using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (mix @ 50:50 dilution with water), paying extra attention to heavily contaminated areas.
    • Rinse the Concrete Cleaner off thoroughly with clean water.
    • Dilute the hydrochloric acid with water at a rate of 1 part acid to 10 parts water. CAUTION! Always add the acid to the water, not water to acid.
    • Lightly dampen the surface so that the concrete is slightly wet but not puddling water.
    • Apply the diluted solution evenly to the surface using a watering can or similar.
    • Allow the acid to bubble on the concrete for up to 15 mins.
    • Once the bubbling has ceased, thoroughly rinse the surface off with clean water (abide by local laws for disposal).
    • Neutralise the surface using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (mix @ 50:50 dilution with water, highly alkaline). Brush the mixture into the surface and allow it to sit for 5-10mins before rinsing thoroughly with clean water.
    • Allow the surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours (weather dependant).

    *Note – If neutralising is not done correctly, acid etching can leave a white powdery residue, (calcium carbonate) on the dried surface. This is a fine white dust which can cause problems with adhesion and delamination of the coating. Once neutralising is complete, check the entire surface of the concrete. It should have a uniformed texture similar to medium grit sand paper (If not, repeat the above process). Sprinkle a few drops of water over the surface and If all the water is quickly absorbed, the surface is sufficiently oil and grease free. If the water still beads up (even if only in certain areas), then further preparation as above will be required.

    APPLICATION:

    • Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for coverage.
    • Penetrating Sealer should be applied using a 10mm nap roller, applicator or back pack sprayer (with solvent resistant seals).
    • Apply a saturation coat and allow to soak. If the product soaks in before 10 mins, apply a second application while still wet. It is ideal to see the surface wet with product for approximately 10 mins.
    • After 10 mins, remove any excess sealer and move to the next area. Repeat the process.
    • DO NOT ALLOW EXCESS PRODUCT TO DRY ON THE SURFACE AS IT WILL GO WHITE.
    • Keep dry for a minimum of 12 hours.
    • Do not walk on for a minimum of 6 hours.
    • A subsequent coat can be applied 12 hours later for even further protection. Test a small area 1st to ensure that it penetrates within 10 mins. Begin with a very light application rate to that of the 1st. Only apply enough product to achieve penetration within 10 mins. DO NOT OVERAPPLY OR IT WILL GO WHITE.

    Specifications

    Product Name: Penetrating Sealer

    Material: Solvent-based sealer

    Pack Size: 20 Litres

    5 reviews for Penetrating Sealer

    1. Haroon Howari (verified owner)

      Simply, it is The Right Choice. It works as described. I have bought three containers (60L) of the product. it is a very good investment.

    2. David Fields

      A very simple product to use and very effective. The team at Right Choice were quick to respond and helpful. I would highly recommend both the company and product (so much better than the rubbish I got from Bunnings).

    3. Clint Matthews

      Applied this product to a concrete brick wall to stop water coming in and so far it is repelling water very well.

    4. Andrew

      Wow, the water just beads all over the surface, works a treat.

    5. Thomas

      put it around my pool. works well and isn’t slippery.

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