SB 2458 acts like a sealer or binder to the masonry and it will seal in dirt and stains. The time to do cosmetic cleaning and improvements is before treatment. Clean all surfaces that will receive treatment with the appropriate ShoreBest restoration cleaner and repoint as needed. Penetration and properties improvement are better on masonry that is free of dirt and organic contaminants.
Provide protection for non-masonry surfaces (especially glass), aluminum window frames and trim, foliage, vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Protect all surrounding areas and structures from possible damage, which might occur from spillage or over spray during usage.
All projects should start with a test application to a properly cleaned and thoroughly dry surface to determine the suitability of the treatment and acceptable application method. Using the method to be used on the project, apply an area of 10 square feet to calculate coverage rate per gallon and to determine if there will be any unacceptable change in the appearance of the surface. Low-pressure spray application, using the wet on wet method, is the preferred method of application. Unlike most masonry cleaning projects the intent with SB 2458 treatment is to have as much material penetrate the substrate and be absorbed as possible. When possible, the test area should be left to age for 10 or more days to check for possible adverse reactions such as unacceptable appearance changes to the surface.
Dilution and Coverage
Dilution: Product used undiluted — test application recommended.
Coverage: Dependent upon substrate and other conditions.
All masonry surfaces must be dry and free of any agent or agents that will prevent penetration of the fluid. The best results are obtained when surface and ambient temperatures are between 40 and 95 degrees F. Avoid application on windy days to avoid rapid evaporation.
Apply a soaking spray to clean, dry masonry. Work in sections small enough so that repeat applications can be done before the surface dries out from the previous application. Do not allow the product to pond in low areas. Roll or brush out to avoid potential white spots. Depending on the porosity of the substrate and degree of improvement desired, usually three applications are specified. Before the last application is dry it is generally desirable to lightly spray or mist the treated area with clean water to drive the treatment deeper into the masonry. This is particularly important in hot dry weather when premature drying of the product can lead to unsightly and difficult to remove white deposits on the surface. Within reason, the longer the surface is kept wet, the better the overall results. Post treatment rainfall will not harm the product. In some cases, brush application may be acceptable. The maximum consolidation effect will take place within a day or two but the complete curing of the water repellent component may require a week or more to achieve its full potential.
DO NOT ALTER THE PRODUCT — SB 2458 is to be applied as received from the factory. If the fluid comes in contact with glass or other non-masonry surfaces, remove immediately with water and/or a mild alkaline cleaner and dry with a rag. Dried on product is difficult to remove.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. Harmful if inhaled.Refer to product SDS or product label for hazard statements, precautionary statements and safety information
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