St Peters Square and Bernini’s Colonnade – Vactican

ProtectGuard is your water-repellent, oil-repellent, anti-staining and anti-graffiti. Total protection for all porous building substrates.

Water based, ready to apply translucent liquid.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

ProtectGuard® is the leading product for all-round protection for all porous building materials. This one product delivers water and oil repellent protection and anti-graffiti protection for porous building materials.

ProtectGuard® helps tackle the deterioration caused by atmospheric pollution, grease-type staining, penetration of liquids and graffiti. A surface treated with ProtectGuard® will benefit from an increased life-span and will be easier to maintain.

ProtectGuard® is a non-film-forming impregnation product that leaves the treated surface permeable to air and water vapour.

ProtectGuard® is completely colourless after application and does not change the appearance or the composition of the treated surface. It is also UV-resistant and does not discolour with age.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

ProtectGuard® may be used indoors or outside on walls, floors and roofing. It is designed to protect all porous building materials such as natural and synthetic stone, concrete, terracotta, cement, inter-locking paving… On low porous materials, use ProtectGuard® HD or ProtectGuard® MG Eco. ProtectGuard® is used for new and renovated constructions.

HSBC, Paris, France – Facade protected with ProtectGuard in 1992, looking as fresh as ever today

ADVANTAGES & FEATURES

  • Effective for more than 10 years demonstrated by the CEBTP (Experimental Centre for Research and Study in Construction and Public Works).
  • Protects against water, oily liquids and staining.
  • Limits efflorescence formation.
  • Anti-staining, anti-dirt.
  • Prevents chewing-gum from sticking, limits dirt due to pollution from building up again. Limits moss and lichen growth.
  • Makes cleaning easier.
  • Very good anti-graffiti properties.
  • Prevents deterioration resulting from freeze-thaw cycle.
  • Non-film-forming, lets the surface breathe.
  • UV-resistant, does not discolour.
  • Invisible once dry.
  • Ready to use, easy to use.

Typical use areas:

  1. Concrete footings and pavements
  2. Precast concrete elements
  3. Buildings, bridges and infrastructure
  4. Terraces, balconies, pool decks, barbecue areas, tile joints
  5. Renovated facades, tile joints, old, new and renovated buildings.

Key Features:

  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Non-Hazardous & Non-Toxic
  • Petroleum solvent & Silicone free

Technical Information:

  • Colour: Clear
  • Chemical: Water-borne fluorinated copolymer based
  • Specific Gravity: 1.0 ± 0.01
  • PH: 5.5 ± 0.5
  • Odour: None
  • Drying time: 24 hours
  • Full effect: 7 days
  • Finish: No change to substrate
  • Boiling Point: 100C
  • Cleaning: Water
  • Durability: 10 years minimum
  • VOC Content: < 2 gm/litre
  • Surface Bond: Excellent

Key Features:

  • Equipment: Non-Atomizing Spray e.g. Use knapsack or backpack, roller or brush
  • Cleaning: Water
  • Typical Specification: One coat, however if applied over a concrete block wall or pressed pavers, two applications may be required due to the porosity.