Clearing Water Repellents Roanoke VA
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Clearing Water Repellents
Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: December 1, 1998
- Ultraviolet exposure. Water repellents containing organic resins that are unstable under ultraviolet (UV) exposure will discolor over time. Most manufacturers now use UV-stable resins.
- Low water vapor transmission. The discoloration that usually occurs shortly after application is called "blushing."
- Oversaturated substrate. Blushing often occurs if the wall is oversaturated when the water repellent is applied.
- Chemical incompatibility with the surface. If the water repellent is not compatible with highly alkaline surfaces, the performance of some penetrating silicone-based coatings can be short-lived.
- Incompatibility with previous coatings. Sometimes, reapplying the same coating years later may cause clouding.
- Film formers. Unfortunately, when applied in sufficient quantity, most acrylics, stearates, and mineral gum waxes tend to darken the substrate's appearance or make it glossy.
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