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Salt Guard, Makes 2 Gallons
Salt Guard, Makes 2 Gallonsby Rainguard Water Sealers(2)
$45
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Salt Guard Protects all Surfaces Prone to Ice & Salt Damage Salt Guard is the best protection from damage caused by road salt, ice, rain and snow. Formulated with Micro-Lok��_��_ technology, Salt Guard creates a micro-molecular chemical and mechanical bond between the Salt Guard chemicals and the surface it has been applied to, preventing moisture from penetrating the surface. Salt Guard also prevents cracking and breaking of wood and masonry caused by continuous freeze/thaw cycles. Easy Clean Up. Simply use soap and water directly after application is completed. Be sure to clean any overspray on glass and decorative metals. Use on the Following Vertical or Horizontal Surfaces: -Brick Surfaces 70-140 square feet per gallon -Stone Surfaces 70-140 square feet per gallon -Concrete Surfaces70-140 square feet per gallon Other Uses: -Wood Decking 250 square feet per gallon -Sidewalks 125 square feet per gallon -Salt Water Pool Deck 100-125 square feet per gallon -Penetrates deep Perfect for use on sidewalks, driveways and patios -Apply prior to using Ice Melt for easy ice and snow removal -Can be used on green, newly poured concrete -Great winterizing agent Protects all surfaces from icing and salt damage -Easy to use Same day, two coat application using a hand pump garden sprayer -Apply in cold weather down to 40 -Easy clean up Simple rinse with soap and water -Zero VOC and low odor wont harm people, pets or plants -Protects your investment from continuous freeze/thaw cyclesRead More
RainGuard Concrete Sealer, Natural Transparent, Concentrate - Makes 5 Gallons
RainGuard Concrete Sealer, Natural Transparent, Concentrate - Makes 5 Gallonsby Rainguard Water Sealers
$35
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Protect, restore and extend the life of your project with Concrete Sealer Natural Finish Silane Siloxane Waterproof Coating. Made from the best water repellent chemicals in the construction market, Concrete Sealer is formulated by blending silanes and siloxanes that have long been trusted by architects, engineers and building owners around the globe. What makes Concrete Sealer different? A proprietary ingredient called Micro-Lok�. This additive ensures a long lasting mechanical bond and creates a hydrophobic barrier that is not affected by weathering, salt, dirt, freezing temperatures, UV light and wind-driven rain, among many other damaging elements. Easy Clean Up. Simply use soap and water directly after application is completed. Be sure to clean any overspray on glass and decorative metals. Use on the Following Vertical or Horizontal Surfaces: Concrete Patio: 150-200 square feet per gallon Concrete Wall: 150-200 square feet per gallon Concrete Block Wall: 100-150 square feet per gallon Other Uses: Mortar Additive:Add water and Concrete Sealer 50/50 Excellent Primer for Painting150-200 square feet per gallon Concrete Floor Sealer150-200 square feet per gallon Use a Product with Outstanding Benefits for You! Penetrates deep Perfect for use on sidewalks, driveways and garages Prevents growth of mold and mildew Stain resistant to oil, gas and anti-freeze Great winterizing agent Protects concrete from icing and salt infiltration Easy to use Same day, one coat application Apply in cold weather down to 40 Easy clean up Simple rinse with soap and water Low VOC and low odor wont harm people, pets or plants Protects your investment with a TEN YEAR satisfaction guaranteeRead More
Armor AR350™ Wet Look Satin Sheen Acrylic Concrete and Paver Sealer, Clear, 5 Ga
Armor AR350™ Wet Look Satin Sheen Acrylic Concrete and Paver Sealer, Clear, 5 Gaby Foundation Armor(7)
$225
The Armor AR350 is a penetrating wet look/satin sheen acrylic sealer designed for use on virtually all types of interior and exterior concrete and pavers. Its pure acrylic formula allows for a superior penetration and bonding. The durable finish left behind by the Armor AR350 is UV stable and will not yellow. It offers superior resistance to rain, the sun, cold and hot climates, stains, and more. When applied to dull or faded concrete and pavers, the Armor AR350 will help to enhance the original coloring. Applications: Concrete and paver driveways, sidewalks and walkways, patios and pool decks, garage floors, warehouse floors, and more. Uses: Interior/Exterior, Vertical/Horizontal Stamped Concrete, Stenciled Concrete, Acid Stained Concrete, Overlaid Concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Broom Finish Concrete, Concrete Pavers, and Trowel Finish Concrete. Other uses may be acceptable. •Low VOC, low viscosity. •Can be applied with a roller or sprayer. •Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant. •High solids, pure acrylic lacquer. •Offers resistance to water, stains, chemicals, and salt damage. •Offers superior adhesion to a variety of concrete and paver surfaces. •Will bring out the color in dull or faded concrete and pavers. •Offers a durable, wet look satin sheen finish. •Self-priming, easy recoat and low maintenance. •Can be applied to unsealed surfaces, or surfaces previously sealed with a solvent based acrylic. Coverage: 5 gallons covers up to 750-1000 square feet in one coat, or up to 500 square feet in 2 coats.Read More
Armor AR500™ Wet Look High Gloss Acrylic Concrete and Paver Sealer, Clear, 5 Gal
Armor AR500™ Wet Look High Gloss Acrylic Concrete and Paver Sealer, Clear, 5 Galby Foundation Armor(4)
$225
The Armor AR500 is a penetrating wet look/high gloss acrylic sealer designed for use on virtually all types of interior and exterior concrete and pavers. Its pure acrylic formula allows for a superior penetration and bonding. The durable finish left behind by the Armor AR5000 is UV stable and will not yellow. It offers superior resistance to rain, the sun, cold and hot climates, stains, and more. When applied to dull or faded concrete and pavers, the Armor AR5000 will help to enhance the original coloring. Applications: Concrete and paver driveways, sidewalks and walkways, patios and pool decks, garage floors, warehouse floors, and more. Uses: Interior/Exterior, Vertical/Horizontal Stamped Concrete, Stenciled Concrete, Acid Stained Concrete, Overlaid Concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Broom Finish Concrete, Concrete Pavers, and Trowel Finish Concrete. Other uses may be acceptable. •Low VOC, low viscosity. •Can be applied with a roller or sprayer. •Non-Yellowing, UV Resistant. •High solids, pure acrylic lacquer. •Offers resistance to water, stains, chemicals, and salt damage. •Offers superior adhesion to a variety of concrete and paver surfaces. •Will bring out the color in dull or faded concrete and pavers. •Offers a durable, wet look high gloss finish. •Self-priming, easy recoat and low maintenance. •Can be applied to unsealed surfaces, or surfaces previously sealed with a solvent based acrylic. Coverage: 5 gallons will cover up to 750-1000 square feet in 1 coat, or up to 500 square feet in 2 coats.Read More
Smiths Paint Decorative Concrete Color Stains Classic Series, 120 Antique Gray,
Smiths Paint Decorative Concrete Color Stains Classic Series, 120 Antique Gray,by Smith Paint(1)
$114
Smiths Paint Decorative Concrete Color Stains Classic Series Approximately coverage per Diluted 4oz 35 sq ft Smith's Color Floor is a water-based extra-strength stain developed to give a decorative natural appearance to concrete floors and other porous mediums. Available 4 oz, Quart, Gallon and 5 Gallon Generic Type: Waterborne acrylic Colors : Three different Series give the applicator a wide range of affects that they may obtain. All the colors in the Color Floor line are totally compatible with one another in both the dry and wet stage. Classic Series: can be used for applications that range from high hide to transparent variegated appearance. Old World Series: remain transparent even with multiple coats appear very similar to acid stains. Bright Light Series: are high-Chroma, intense colors for accenting or artistic differentiation Smith's Color Floor is a water-based extra-strength stain developed to give a decorative natural appearance to concrete floors and other porous mediums. It is an excellent tool for the concrete market that can produce unbelievable works of art. Formulated as a user-friendly alternative to hazardous solvent and acid-based stains, Color Floor utilizes state-of-the-art acrylic polymer research and pigment preparation to ensure the highest quality results. Thanks to its superior adhesion, the stain works well on a variety of surfaces including, but not limited to, interior and exterior concrete, brick, plaster and natural stone. Color Floor can be applied to previously sealed surfaces, allowing an applicator to save jobs with little hassle. In addition to the Classic Series (semi-transparent stains), Smith's Color Floor is available in Old World Series (transparent stains) and Bright Light Series (high-Chroma stains). Color Floor can be applied via airbrush, high volume low pressure unit (HVLP), production gun, pump (bug) sprayer, sea sponge and traditional bristle brush. For best results, create a mist of Smith's Color Floor on the intended surface. A variegated finish is achieved through the various absorbencies of the surface material as well as the differing specific gravities of the color pigments. Roller application methods force absorption of the diluted stain resulting in mechanical lines. General Properties: A decorative stain for concrete surfaces. Smith's Color Floor is water submersible, alkali, weather and UV light resistant. These stains require a top coat and are compatible with solvent based, water-based, single and two component products, including but not limited to urethanes, acrylics and epoxy clear sealers. Warning: Smith's Color Floor is not compatible with Methyl Methacrylate or penetrating (e.g. sodium silicate) sealers. -- Low Odor -- Low VOC -- Weather Resistant -- Ultra Violet Light Resistant -- Alkali Resistant -- Water Submersible -- Fast Air Dry -- Overnight Deliverable - No Red Label -- Interior/Exterior Application -- May be applied over previously sealed surface -- Compatible with neutralized acid-based stains -- Compatible with overlays, as a topical stain and as integral color May contribute to LEED credits -- EQ Credit 4.2 Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings -- MR Credit 5.1 Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally -- MR Credit 5.2 Regional Materials: 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally Coverage per Diluted Gallon: 250-400 square feet (4oz = 35 sq ft) Note: Coverage depends on surface porosity, pro=le and desired appearance. Recommended Use: A user-friendly stain for concrete floors and other porous substrates. May be applied over sealed surfaces (refer to Application Instructions). Not recommended for: Non-porous substrates (e.g. metal, resin, fiberglass) when submerged in water or exposed to severe cold weather conditions.Read More
Penofin Exotic Hardwood Formula, Penetrating Wood Stain, 1 Gallon, Ipe
Penofin Exotic Hardwood Formula, Penetrating Wood Stain, 1 Gallon, Ipeby Penofin(1)
$69
**Please Note** Please see secondary image for color swatch Only Penofin's Hardwood wood stain can penetrate dense hardwoods that need nourishing and stabilizing. This unique formula penetrates deep into the wood fibers and does not create a surface film. Unlike high-solid wood stains that simply coat the surface, Penofin's Hardwood Finish, using sustainably harvested Brazilian Rosewood Oil, is the choice of wood experts who know that wood penetration is key to longevity and beauty. Penofin allows wood to breathe, important in working with exotic hardwoods such as mahogany, teak, Ipe, Brazillian Redwood, and many other species. Only Penofin Penetrating Oil Finish can meet the needs of hardwood in fiber protection, penetration, stabilizing, and nourishing. New: Hardwood Tones Ipe: Rich, Lustrous Deep Brown Enhances the Natural Colors of Wood Like Ipe, Pau'd Arco & Ironwood Tigerwood: A Perfect tone, Deep Rich Red with Black Undertones, for Tigerwood and Other African Walnut Species See the color chart for more details. Wood stain especially formulated to penetrate dense hardwoods Added ultraviolet protection Transparent natural tone allows the beauty of wood to be seen Used on some of the largest theme park boardwalks in the world Advanced mildew protection Not a surface film that will crack, bubble, or peel Application Use ProTech Stripper to remove any non-Penofin stain. If wood is gray use Pro-Tech Brightener to restore the wood's original appearance. Shake well before using. Do not add thinning or blending agents. Apply Penofin to a clean dry surface. Surface must be free of dirt and sawdust build-up. Do not apply when wood is hot to the touch. Minimum temperature is 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush on, use a stain pad, or spray on using a pump up sprayer equipped with plastic tip. To allow for maximum penetration wait 30 minutes, then use a nap-free shop cloth and wipe the entire surface, removing excess product. Surface will be dry to the touch in three hours, and ready for use in 12 hours. When using the one-coat formula, the application is now complete. Do not apply wet-on-wet. If using the two-coat formula, wait a minimum of three hours and apply a light second coat and again wipe any excess from the entire application area after 30 minutes. Product Performance Warranty Penofin® exterior finishes are warranted to perform when applied to wood surfaces according to label instructions. For Blue Label Penofin expect 2 - 5 years on vertical surfaces, 1 - 2 years on horizontal surfaces depending on use and weather exposure. We recommend preserving the beauty of your horizontal surfaces by staining every 9 - 24 months. Color Test It is best to test Penofin on your wood to determine the desired color. The shade can be affected by the type of wood, the manner applied, the length of time the oil is left on, and by the number of coats. If the desired color is attained with one coat of a pigmented formula, the wet-sand process may be done with Penofin Natural. Maintenance When you use Penofin, maintenance is a snap. Because Penofin is a low-solid product, there is no stripping or sanding necessary. Simply wash the surface with water and a mild detergent. Allow your wood surface to dry completely, approximately 48 hours before application. Follow the application methods listed on the previous page for a fresh and beautiful wood surface. Coverage Coverage depends on application method, texture, and moisture content of wood. Coverage is less on rough surfaces, more on smooth surfaces. Average coverage is 175-300 sq. ft. per gallon. Cleanup Penofin is an oil-based product. Clean brushes and other application materials with mineral spirits or paint thinner. Avoid spontaneous combustion of oily rags. Soak all used cloths in a covered metal bucket of water, ensuring the cloths are completely covered with water. Cover until they can be properly disposed at your local hazardous materials drop-off. According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001, "Spontaneous combustion is a phenomenon in which a substance unexpectedly bursts into flame without apparent cause. In ordinary combustion, a substance is deliberately heated to its ignition point to make it burn. Many substances undergo a slow oxidation that, like the rapid oxidation of burning, releases heat. If the heat so released cannot escape the substance, the temperature of the substance rises until ignition takes place. Spontaneous combustion often occurs in piles of oily rags, green hay, leaves, or coal; it can constitute a serious fire hazard." Hardwood Application Use a brush or sprayer. Brushing gives best results. Brush thoroughly and back brush Penofin into the wood leaving no excess. Wipe entire surface after 20-30 minutes with a nap-free cloth. Do not allow film to develop on wood surface. Apply when there is no chance of rain during the process or during the twelve-hour drying time. If rain occurs spots may develop on wood surfaces. Do not apply in direct hot sun! A minimum air temperature of 45° is required during application and drying time. Repeat this application within 3-6 months and again within 10-12 months. Over time the wood fibers will become fully protected and maintenance will become less frequent. Product should be applied more often to horizontal areas and also areas with high ultra-violet exposure or heavy traffic. Store all oily cloths in water in a metal bucket until properly disposed. Coverage 400 square feet per gallon. Maintenance When you use Penofin maintenance is a snap. Because Penofin is a low-solid product, there is no stripping or sanding necessary. Simply wash the surface with water and a mild detergent. Allow wood surface to dry completely, approximately 48 hours. Follow the application methods listed on the previous page for a fresh and beautiful wood surface Trouble-Shooting A Sticky-Tacky Surface Avoid overapplication by following the instructions we just covered. In the event of an overapplication, use the following methods to resolve. To Remove Excess Allow Penofin to dry for seven days. Use Penofin Protech Cleaner and scrub the surface with a nylon or natural bristle brush. Do not use metal brushes. You may also use Penofin Wood Stripper for tough jobs. Allow the surface to dry for 48 hours before reapplyingRead More
Silicate Based Concrete Sealer Densifier (5 gal)
Silicate Based Concrete Sealer Densifier (5 gal)by Stone Technologies Corp.(1)
$154
Concrete Sealer X-1 is a permanent silicate based deep penetrating sealer which means that it is guaranteed to last for the life of your concrete because it chemically bonds to the concrete to become part of its integral structure. It is highly effective in making concrete physically stronger and denser, protecting it against frost and salt while increasing its resistance to stains, acids, alkalis, moisture, mold and mildew. This sealer will cure damp and wet basements by preventing hydrostatic water from penetrating through the concrete. It will also stop dusting, efflorescence, spalling, pitting, crumbling and prevent mold, mildew and algae growth. The sealer will seal the concrete to significantly reduce the level of radon gas penetration which is known to cause lung cancer by the EPA. Concrete Sealer X-1 can be used in all commercial and residential concrete applications to treat damp or wet concrete basements, concrete floors, concrete walls, concrete driveways and sidewalks, concrete garage floors, concrete warehouse floors, concrete storage tanks, concrete pipes, concrete blocks, grout, mortar and stucco. It can also be used to extend the life of exterior wood including fences, patios, decks, cedar and wood shingles. This sealer is not recommended for decorative, stamped or aggregate concrete. Concrete Sealer X-1 penetrates through the capillaries of the concrete to a maximum depth of up to 4" where it chemically neutralizes damaging chemicals to form a hard insoluble structure based on calcium silicate and calcium hydroxide. Unlike surface coatings this sealer will not be damaged by efflorescence or be worn down by heavy traffic because it is permanent. Stone Technologies Products are Guaranteed!Concrete Sealer X-1 leaves a natural finish (no sheen) after application, it is UV resistant, non-yellowing, breathable and the surface will not be slippery. This sealer is not a repellent coating so the concrete can be painted after it has been sealed with increased paint adhesion because the sealer neutralizes the alkalis in the concrete preventing saponification of the paint. Adhesives and epoxy coatings can also be applied over the sealed concrete with no adverse effects. Concrete Sealer X-1 is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and nonflammable because it does not contain chemical solvents or release any VOC or noxious fumes. Concrete Sealer X-1 is a ready to use, DIY type sealer which has a shelf life of at least two years. This concrete sealer is guaranteed to last for the life of your concrete. After cementitious surfaces have been treated with Concrete Sealer X-1 and Concrete Sealer X-2 they can resist many chemical compounds more effectively including acids, salts, solvents, alcohols and oils. Concrete Sealer X-1 has been tested against the following specifications; NCHRP 244 AASHTO T-277-83 ASTM C 418 Concrete Sealer X-1 is easy to apply using a brush, medium nap roller or low pressure sprayer at any temperature between 40-80°F. The surface to be treated does not need any special treatment but it must be water, oil and dust free to allow proper penetration of the sealer. Check the surface of your concrete before applying this sealer to make sure it absorbs drops of water within 20-30 seconds, If it beads up then use Eco Concrete Etcher prior to applying this sealer. Coverage rate is approximately 200 to 400 sf/gal/app depending on the concrete porosity and two coats are recommended rather than one thick coat. Application time between coats is 2 to 4 hours and allow to cure for 24 to 48 hours without rain.Read More
If you’re an avid furniture restorer, own a deck or have hardwood floors, it’s a good idea to know your wood stain and varnish basics. While varnish seals and protects wood with a clear coat, stain imparts a vibrant color. If you’re ready to revamp some faded floorboards or try a new deck color on for size, here are a few tips to get you started.

What kinds of wood stains are available?


Wood stain comes in a few different varieties, including opaque, semi-transparent and clear.
• Opaque: Also referred to as “solid,” opaque varieties tend to be the most durable. However, they will completely hide the grain of the wood under a layer of color, so if seeing the grain is important to you, you might want to consider a more transparent option.
• Semi-transparent: An in-between option, semi-transparent wood stains allow you to see some of the wood grain through the color. They are, however, less durable than opaque options and will need refinishing about every two years.
• Clear: With very little pigment, this option allows the wood grain to fully show. They may include preservatives and ultraviolet inhibitors to help protect your wood, but still require refinishing about every year.

You should also be aware that there are a few different varieties to choose from in terms of what your stain is made from. Linseed and tung oils tend to be more natural, traditional choices, whereas latex, acrylic and oil-based options feature synthetic components. Oil-based, or alkyd deck stain features good durability but takes a while to dry. They must also be cleaned up with mineral spirits. Latex and acrylic keep their color longer, have fewer odors, are nonflammable, clean up with soap and water and dry quicker.

What type of varnish should I choose?


Similar to stains, your varnish choices can be made from natural resins and oils or synthetic materials.
• Polyurethane: One of your best options is polyurethane varnish, which is extremely durable and doesn’t yellow with age as much as other choices.
• Water-based: These lack the toxicity of their other synthetic counterparts and are easier to clean up. They dry clear, but if several coats are applied they may begin to acquire a cloudy look.

How do I apply my wood stain and varnish?


For a smooth finish that lasts longer, you’ll want to be sure you follow these tips. You should use only new stain or varnish, as old containers may include clumps of dried material. Make sure your work area is clean and dust-free, as well.
• Step 1: Use medium-grit sandpaper (#120) to begin removing the existing finish. Finish up with a finer grit (#220), and remember to sand in the direction of the grain.
• Step 2: Using a natural bristle brush, foam brush or a cloth, begin brushing or rubbing the stain against the direction of the grain. If you’re staining ash, mahogany or oak, you’ll want to use more pressure so that the pigment penetrates the pores of the wood.
• Step 3: Determine how dark you want your color to be. The longer stains are left on, the richer the color they leave behind. Do not, however, let it dry. Instead, wipe off any unabsorbed liquid in the direction of the grain with a dry cloth.
• Step 4: To prepare the wood for varnish, make sure your coat of stain is dry and the surface is clean. Lightly sand the surface, then clean off excess particles with a tack cloth.
• Step 5: Arrange your workspace. It’s recommended that you work on only one surface at a time and tackle smaller surfaces first. If you’re varnishing a piece of furniture, be sure to turn it so any vertical surface you’re currently working on is horizontal. You should also remove any drawers, doors, shelving or other removable pieces.
• Step 6: Using long, even strokes, apply your varnish along the grain with a natural bristle brush. Be sure to not wipe off excess material by rubbing the brush against the container or shaking it off inside the can. If your brush begins to tug or you spy spots in your coverage, add 1 ounce of thinner to your can. Use turpentine or mineral spirits for natural varnishes and only the thinner recommended by the manufacturer for synthetic varnishes.
• Step 7: Once your first coat is applied, begin laying a second coat across the grain of the wood. This helps even the surface, and while you work keep an eye out for any thick or thin spots.
• Step 8: While your varnish is drying and still sticky, carefully pick off any lint or dust.
• Step 9: Allow every surface to dry thoroughly before applying any additional coats. Repeat the process, starting with a light sanding, until you achieve the results you desire. Remember, a thin coat is always better than a thick one since thicker coats take longer to dry and are more prone to cracking.

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