POLAGARD CLASSIC

Breathable, elastomeric, exterior wall coating with waterproofing properties.

USAGE: WATERPROOFING, PROTECTIVE COATING

 

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Description

POLAGARD CLASSIC is a high quality, water-based, elastomeric wall coating with waterproofing properties. It produces a permanently flexible coating to bridge hairline cracks and withstand thermal movement in a substrate. POLAGARD CLASSIC provides a satin-type finish that is architecturally enhancing, long-lasting, and weatherproof.

Outstanding Features

  • Produces a breathable coating; protects from rain, wind, snow and ice.
  • Resists UV, mildew, and chemical attack; has excellent alkali and chalking resistance.
  • Remains flexible, tough and weatherproof.
  • Has a Class 1 fire rating.
  • Will not create a vapor barrier.
  • Convenient to transport, apply, and clean up.
  • Protects against acid rain, fungal attack, and corrosion.

Recommended for

Can be used over concrete, stucco, mineral composites, bricks/masonry, EIFS, insulation, wood, wood composites, PUF and other approved surfaces.

Coverage

Approximate 120 sq ft/gal, depending upon substrate

Container sizes

1 gallon, 5 gallon, 55 gallon

Technology

Waterborne elastomeric

 

Preparation and Application

Surface Preparation
Surface must be firm and free of dirt, efflorescence, oils, grease, loose debris or any other substance that may interfere with bond. It is advisable to have a dry substrate. If the surface is damp, test the surface first by applying coating to a 4′ x 4′ area. If no sags or runs occur within 30 minutes and the coating appears to be taking a normal cure, application can proceed. Previously coated or treated surfaces must be tested prior to application to insure proper adhesion. It is advisable to fill any heavily pocked, spalled or broken areas of substrate. Repair cracks greater than 1/16″ with a premium grade of acrylic caulk. Mound the caulk slightly so that the repair is flush with the wall surface and allow to cure 4 to 6 hours

Application
Apply POLAGARD CLASSIC over repaired areas. POLAGARD CLASSIC may be brushed, airless sprayed, or rolled. For airless spray, be sure to use a reversible tip (a #36 orifice is a recommended starting tip). For roller application, a 1-1/4″ nap roller provides good results. The nap thickness can be varied to accommodate the substrate. POLAGARD CLASSIC may be thinned with no more than 3-5 oz. of water per gallon. Apply two coats at 15-20 wet mils thickness per coat. Allow the first coat to set (approx. 2-4 hours) before applying the second coat. It is advisable to backroll the first coat to insure optimum weatherproofing and reduce pinholing. Power stir product for 2 minutes at low speed before use. Always apply to the shaded areas of the building with ambient surface temperatures. Unshaded areas may have high surface temperatures that can cause rapid skinning of the coating and blisters may appear.

Spray Application
Utilize a 30:1 airless pump, a 3/8″ hose and a 39 tip

Recommended Thickness
15 mls Dry Film Thickness (DFT)

Clean up
Clean tools and equipment with water before POLAGARD CLASSIC dries; after that, solvent cleaning may be necessary.

Limitations
Do not apply to frozen or saturated surfaces. Do not apply if the temperature is predicted to drop below 35°F within 4 hours of completion of application. Do not apply if precipitation is forecast within 4 hours of completion of application. Protect product from freezing. Shelf life is 24 months in closed containers stored indoors.

Read the container label warning and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for important health and safety information prior to the use of this product.

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For additional information, contact the Andek Technical Department