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2411 Gloss Masonry Enhancer &
2413 Gloss Masonry Enhancer OTC VOC 400
2411 and 2413 Gloss Masonry Enhancers are to be used to create a gloss or glazed appearance on masonry that has either lost the original finish or to apply a finish to replacement masonry that does not match the original material. Examples would be replacement of terra cotta with cast stone that does not have a high gloss like the terra cotta or polished concrete that has lost the gloss appearance due to acid rain deterioration. 2411and 2413 may also be used to create special accents or effects on other masonry elements such as masonry belt courses or to make darkened and glossy colored concrete masonry units.
2411 and 2413 can be blended with the companion materials 2410 and 2412 Matte Masonry Enhancer to reduce the degree of gloss, within certain limitations.
The performances of 2411 and 2413 on substrates are identical and both meet the US EPA guidelines for VOC content. 2413 Gloss Masonry Enhancer OTC VOC 400 has been formulated with a special blend of solvents that meet the more strict VOC guidelines as specified by the OTC Model regulations. 2413 contains less than 400 gr/liter VOC as calculated by the method that excludes the volume of exempt solvents. It is a violation of state and / or local law to purchase the federally compliant products and use them in a more restrictive jurisdiction. None of the products should be diluted before application. Consult you state or local environmental regulatory agency if you are unsure of the restrictions in your area.
VOC Content and Regulations
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. While the actual definition is complex and depends on the type of products in which they are used, VOCs can generally be thought of as the solvent content of consumer products like polishes, cleaners, and paint removers and architectural and industrial maintenance coatings like paints and water repellants. Regulating (restricting) the amount of VOCs in products is one of the many ways government entities are trying to reduce air pollution by controlling the amount of hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere...Click here to read more about VOC regulations.
Preparation & ApplicationApply to a clean and dry surface. Application may be by brush, medium nap rollers and in some cases by low-pressure spray. If it is desirable to have no change in the color of the mortar joint, application may be limited to brushes only.
2411 and 2413 should not be used indoors unless there is adequate ventilation. 2411 and 2413 are designed for use on vertical surfaces. Applications to foot traffic surfaces may cause slippery conditions when wet. Avoid application when fumes can be drawn into the interior of a structure unless air vents and other means of ingress of the odor have been closed. One coat is usually satisfactory. Two or more coats may not allow for masonry moisture evaporation. Horizontal applications can lead to acrylic blush if there is no moisture barrier beneath the surface.
2411 and 2413 will act as water repellents. To avoid masonry color changes during rainstorms, an application of a water repellent such as ShoreBest 2422 Seretreat 10% Federal VOC 600 or 2423 Seretreat 10% OTC VOC 400 should be considered for all other untreated masonry surfaces to assure color uniformity during rainy conditions. When 2411 or 2413is used in conjunction with concrete masonry units, ShoreBest 2434 Ulster Flex 20% Federal VOC 600 or 2435 Ulster Flex 20% OTC VOC 400 should be considered as a companion product.
Safety2411 and 2413 contains combustible solvents. Keep away from heat, open flames, sparks and any other type of possible ignition. Use in a well ventilated area only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid breathing of vapors and contact with skin or eyes. Refer to the proper MSDS Sheet for treatment of persons exposed to or reacting to the product. The use of respirators during application is desirable.
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