WiseCoat® Concrete & Paver Acrylic Sealer is a premium, high-performance, single-component, 30% acrylic solids, low VOC (400 g/l), sealer designed for exterior concrete surfaces and pavers such as driveways, patios, pool decks, walkways, and more. As with most concrete acrylics, it is vapor permeable and readily applies outside. Perfect for new concrete/paver application or a yearly maintenance recoating!
Available in 5-gallon pails, our Concrete Acrylic Sealer has been specially formulated for extreme climates where a low VOC sealer is required. Its nano-sealer technology deeply penetrates and reacts internally with cement, slowing moisture migration and efflorescence and intensifying bond capacity. Even in warmer climates the slower evaporating solvents will not show a "cotton candy" effect before the applicator can finish a tight, smooth surface. A dual coat application will provide a UV shield, enhance the beauty, and protect the concrete surface.
A large portion of northern areas deal with freeze and thaw cycles that can make the utilization of a typical protective exterior concrete acrylic sealer very problematic. Over time and multiple freeze/thaw cycles, most typical acrylic sealers will begin to delaminate and detatch from the original substrate (typically an overlay with 30% solids acrylic coatings) and sometimes take chunks of the original concrete with it. For this reason, many have chosen to forgo the application of an acrylic sealer altogether in these environments.
Concrete & Paver Acrylic Sealer was made specifically in response to a growing need in climates that deal with very harsh and rapid freeze and thaw cycles. This premium concrete acrylic sealer product penetrates into the surface of concrete and strengthens it by bonding with the "cream" layer of the concrete, making it much more durable and able to deal with the rapid moisture ingress and egress. While most homeowners and/or contractors have nearly written off acrylic sealers as protective coatings for their concrete overlay projects in freezing climates, anyone who tries this product will think twice about leaving their beautiful concrete or pavers unprotected.
This Acrylic Sealer is a high-grade siloxane blend concrete acrylic making it a premium for freeze thaw environments. This formula makes it possible to not only apply a sealer safely without worrying about it becoming weak and de-laminating over time during multiple freeze and thaw cycles, but also adhering to strict VOC laws requiring solvent acrylic concrete sealers to vaporize less ecologically hazardous solvents into the air.
You can be confident whether you are a homeowner looking to seal your brand new patio concrete or a professional applicator sealing thousands of square feet of commercial pool decks, that this sealer will meet all your area's legal requirements and give you a well protected, long lasting surface for years to come.
Varies upon substrate: approximately 200 - 240 ft² per gal., per coat (18.6 – 22.3 m² per 3.8 L, per coat) 6.7 - 8 mils wet; 2 - 2.4 mils cured.
Actual coverage may vary due to porosity of surface.
VOC Rating: Less than 400 g/L
Solids Content: 30%
Shelf Life: 2 years in original unopened container
Ready for recoat: 24 hours
Light Duty Use: 24 hours
Heavy Traffic Ready: 72 hours
Appearance (cured): Clear Gloss
Appearance (wet): Clear
Water Resistance: Excellent, beads water
Mechanical Stability: Excellent
Light Stability: Excellent
Application Temperature: 50 - 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Blush: 4 hr dry / 18 hr Immersion: No Blush
Adhesion: Dry Concrete: Excellent, Wet Concrete: Excellent
QUV Accelerated Weather Testing: G-53: No blistering, No yellowing @ 250 hours
Abrasion Resistance: 12.5 grams loss
Block Resistance: D-4969: Excellent
Heat Stability @ 120 degrees Fahrenheit: D-1849: Excellent
Film Formation @ 40 degrees Fahrenheit: Passed
Water Absorption: 2.4 grams per cubic meter
Pencil Hardness: D-3363: HB-H
Hot Tire Pick-Up: Passed (Under extreme circumstances delaminating could occur. All tire manufacturers were not tested. Chemicals used in tire manufacturing may be detrimental to all sealers from vehicular parking.)
Transmission Fluid: Resistant
Gasoline: Remove Immediately
Formula 409: Resistant
Motor Oil: Resistant
Brake Fluid: Remove Immediately
Answer: Yes, however, it is not suggested. For the best results, we highly recommend using two thinly applied coats.
Answer: No, clear acrylic concrete sealer was not designed to fill small holes or voids. Caution should be given to puddling, as it is intended to be crystal clear when the product is 8-9 mils wet applied.
Answer: Yes. If there was ever an exterior acrylic concrete sealer that could maintain proper adhesion in cold weather environments, Concrete & Paver Acrylic Sealer would be the one to do it!
Answer: No, we do not recommend it due to possible issues with delamination. Always use this product for recoats and yearly maintenance recoating.