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TOTAL PROTECTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS WITH AN INTENSE WET FINISH

✓ Penetrating & Breathable Sealer
✓ True, long-lasting wet-look effect
✓ Excellent stain protection
✓ Won’t delaminate, blister or peel

Low VOC A+ Indoor Air Quality Rating

“Used on brickwork of my house. Completely renewed them. Even neighbours comment on how good it looks. Excellent product.”
Chris M, Bagara QLD

ProtectGuard® WF Premium – Superb Wet Look Sealer

$175.00$395.00

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TOTAL PROTECTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS WITH AN INTENSE WET FINISH

✓ Penetrating & Breathable Sealer
✓ True, long-lasting wet-look effect
✓ Excellent stain protection
✓ Won’t delaminate, blister or peel

Low VOC A+ Indoor Air Quality Rating

“Used on brickwork of my house. Completely renewed them. Even neighbours comment on how good it looks. Excellent product.”
Chris M, Bagara QLD

ProtectGuard® WF Premium – Superb Wet Look Sealer

$175.00$395.00

Payment Logos

✓ All Orders Fulfilled from Australian Stock
✓ All Prices Include GST
✓ View our Shipping & Returns Policy here

Description

ProtectGuard® WF Premium Logo Long Lasting Colour Enhancing Sealer

If you love how your materials look when wet, then ProtectGuard® WF Premium sealer is for you!

ProtectGuard® WF Premium is a wet look sealer with a difference! This sealer gives porous and low-porosity surfaces an intense “wet effect”. It provides the same colour enhancement as a wet surface. It is the ideal solution for restoring old faded pavers, reviving them to their original colour.

ProtectGuard® Wet Finish Premium is traffic resistant and produces a true, long lasting wet look effect. It also has excellent water, oil and stain repellent properties. It is a full penetrating sealer which is breathable. It won’t alter the natural grip levels of the material and cannot peel or delaminate.

Choose Wet Look Sealers Carefully

Most wet look sealers on the market are topical solvent (oil) based acrylic. These products do not penetrate into the pores of the substrate but instead form a thick film on the surface. This film is not breathable. Any moisture that gets into the substrate, gets trapped in the pores beneath the film. As such these traditional wet look sealers are not a good option for any external sealing applications.

Moisture trapped by a topical sealer exerts a force to the underside of the sealer film. Areas in direct sun often suffer worse as heat will cause the water to vapourise. It expands in the process and therefore applies might more force to the underside of the film.

Delaminated solvent wet look sealer

Over time these forces can overcome the adhesion of the film to the surface causing delamination. These failures appear as white patches. These stand out in contrast to the rest of the rest of the darkened ‘wet look’ surface. The only way to fix this is by stripping off the sealer and starting over.

Further, the colour enhancement of a standard wet-look sealer diminishes over time. A typical solvent acrylic wet-look sealer will look dark for the first week. Within a month the colour depth is about half of what it was. Within six months there is rarely any significant colour enhancement when compared to a non-enhancing sealer.

This is because the wet look is produced by the oil based components of the solvent. Most, if not all, of these components are volatile, meaning they evaporate into the atmosphere. As they migrate out of the substrate and the sealer the colour goes along with them.

Solvent-based acrylic wet-look sealer contains up to 80% xylene and other hazardous volatile hydrocarbons. These compounds are known as volatile organic compounds or VOC’s. These VOC’s evaporate and create a respiratory hazard for applicators, clients and anyone else exposed to them. They are quite pungent and you can easily smell if a solvent-based acrylic has been used.

The majority of these components are released during application and curing.  So after a week, which is the average curing time for such products, most of the VOC’s have escaped. However, low levels of VOC’s will continue to leach out of the sealer and the substrate for months to come. These low levels go unnoticed by most homeowners. But if you have pre-existing sensitivities, or have children or pets that will spend a lot of time on the sealed surfaces, there could be ill effects.

A solvent acrylic sealer will make the surface slippery. As such these products should be avoided wherever slipperiness is of concern. Particularly on sloped external footpaths and walkways, or areas where the surface is often wet.

WF Premium

ProtectGuard® WF Premium is a Better Colour Enhancing Sealer

Like all Guard Industry Sealers, ProtectGuard® Wet Finish Premium does not produce a surface film, but penetrates into the surface. This means that the substrate can freely breathe. Any moisture that gets in can evaporate from the surface as water vapour.

In addition, since the colour enhancement has gone deep into the substrate, the wet look will not wear away to create an unsightly contrast in high wear areas. It can only wear away if the surface itself gets worn down. Further, it cannot delaminate, blister or peel.

Since it penetrates into the surface and produces no surface film, it does not make surfaces slippery. As such it is a great colour enhancing sealer for external paths, walk ways and surrounds. It is also a great option for honed concrete around pools. The colour enhancement will hide scratches from course grinds, or even shot blasting. Enabling a very course surface with excellent grip levels that are not normally possible with a colour enhanced look.

Further, the colour enhancement is permanent! This colour enhancing sealer retains it’s enhancing properties throughout it’s service life. It will look as good after a couple of years as it does after a week.

A+ Indoor Air Quality Certification Logo

ProtectGuard® Wet Finish Premium is a 98% active product. This means that you get excellent coverage rates, up to 20m2/L on dense surfaces. The remainder is solvent and is required so that the sealer does not set in the container. The solvent used is an eco, non hazardous alcohol based solvent. This wet look sealer contains less than 160g/L total VOC’s and achieves an A+ indoor air quality rating. This makes it safe to use even in enclosed areas.

ProtectGuard® Wet Finish Premium also provides a protection against water, oil and stains. It also provides long-term protection for materials and prevents the principal causes of deterioration such as atmospheric pollution, dirt and grease. It slows down the ageing of the support and makes it easier to maintain.

How to Apply ProtectGuard® WF Premium Wet Finish Sealer

ProtectGuard® WF Premium is a full penetrating sealer. It needs to all soak into the surface. Any excess that remains on the surface after 10 minutes must be wiped off. When applied correctly the material should look damp, not wet.

Since the product is nearly 100% active, any excess product will not evaporate off as it dries. Instead it will dry as glossy patches. These patches may be slippery and non breathable.

Methylated Spirits can be used to soften and remove overapplied product if required. However, it is quite hard to remove so it’s best to not overapply in the first place.

“Rule of Thumb: Less is More”

The table below gives approximate coverage rates for different types off materials. These should be used as a guide only. Usage rates can vary significantly based on the porosity of the materials being sealed.

ProtectGuard WF Premium Wet look sealer coverage rates table

For best results always prep clean with Guard Remover Eco Efflorescence & Cement diluted 50/50 with water.

Additional information

WeightN/A
DimensionsN/A
Appearance

Enhanced Finish

Composition

Eco-Solvent Based

Protection Type

Oil Repellent, Stain Repellent, Water Repellent

Size

2 Litre, 5 Litre

Surface Area

Bench, Floor, Indoor, Outdoor, Wall

Surface Type

Dense Low Porous Surface (bluestone, granite, engineered stone etc), Polished, Very Low Porous Surface (Marble, Polished Concrete, Porcelain etc), Porous Surface (sandstone, concrete, limestone, brick, roof tile etc)

Brand

Guard Industry

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Advantages

  • Protection against water, oil and stains
  • Intense wet effect that restores the colour
  • Long-lasting resistance
  • Can be used on a wide range of material
  • Does not form a film, lets the material breathe
  • High performance
  • Delays ageing and makes maintenance easier

Uses

  • Porous and slightly porous materials: natural stone (travertine, Bavarian stone, blue stone, marble, etc.) or reconstituted stone, concrete, terracotta, etc.
  • Floors and facades
  • New or old
  • Interior or exterior
  • Recommended for patios, garage driveways, pedestrian areas, pool surrounds, facades, stairs, etc.

Application

Application:

  • Use the product in its pure form: do not dilute it.
  • Shake the package thoroughly before use and use the pure product: do not dilute it or mix it with another product.
  • Carry out a preliminary test on a small area.

Step 1: Apply

  • Apply a thin layer taking care to correctly apply the product (the application tool does not need to be too soaked, use the product sparingly).
    Do not overload the material; all of the product must penetrate into the surface.

Step 2: Wipe

  • After 10 minutes, carefully wipe and polish the treated material with a microfibre, lint-free cloth.
  • On large surfaces, work in zones to avoid treading on the product during wiping. Where necessary, apply a further layer to produce an even wet effect.
  • Protected drying: 24 hours.
  • Optimal efficiency reached after 7 days.

Tools Required

  • Application: short-haired brush or brush for acrylic varnish.
  • Wiping: microfibre, lint-free cloth.

Data Sheets

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Technical Data Sheet

Customer Reviews

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Shane
Excellent product

After removing the old paint and bagged render from a brick clad house with the idea of repainting it we liked the look of the brick better but wanted a finish that didn’t look so dry and dusty, this product did the trick. Easily applied though our brickwork, being under paint/render for so long was very dry so may try another coat to get a wetter look. Have tested a small area and looks like it will soak it up alright without the shiny look. Photos show where I’ve finished up to for the day with first coat up to the window.

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Emmanuel Chrisopoulos

I will use it again

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roger clout
Sandstone interior walls in heritage house

The scope of this commercial job was to extract ground salt from the base of the walls using a twice applied poultice. Unfortunately it also removed the colour from the stones. Wet Look Sealer restored the colour to original matching the rest of the walls and stopped any dusting from a few of the more affected stones. Saved any quibbles about what we did.

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James
Yeah baby ! Awesome

Great product, easy to use and a fantastic finish on our Australian Sandstone.
Did 2 coats prior to grout with a 4mm nape roller.
2 liters did 8m2 two coats, just. Had about 50ml left.

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Alexandra
Brings out true colours

Used it on a stone garden edge, really brings out the stones true colours. Super happy!

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