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Enviro-safe Rain Guard - Microporous water repellent facade protection Extreme roller-on cream silicone water repellent that gives deep facade penetration
Rain Guard is based on carefully selected Silanes and Siloxanes and provides a deeply penetrating façade water-repellent cream for the protection of façade masonry. It prevents rain penetration into masonry by lining the pores of bricks and stone rather than blocking them – allowing the masonry to continue to breathe naturally. Being in cream formulation Rain Guard stays were it is applied and will not run down vertical surfaces and windows, unlike other liquid water repellents thus avoiding the need to mask windows and doors, it also means the window and door reveals can be treated without over spray, Rain Guard is not affected by wind on application therefore avoiding possible collateral damage, Rain Guard is breathable, colourless and will not alter the natural finish of the masonry so is particularly suited for application to brickwork or stonework.
Cream formula Rain Guard is able to penetrate substrates more deeply than conventional water repellants. This means that it will continue to perform much longer than liquid water repellants. Its ability to bridge small cracks also improves its performance. Rain Guard can be used for areas that are prone to flooding, by coating the exterior walls the appearance of the property does not alter unlike the use of Tanking slurries or waterproof renders, however it can be used in conjunction with Tanking Slurry to provide both internal and external protection
Rain Guard should only be applied to dry, porous surfaces. It should not be applied over sealed or painted surfaces and is intended for above ground use only. For the treatment to be successful it is essential to check all joint and roof connections. Hairline cracks up to 0.3mm can be ‘bridged’ by Rain Guard, however, in some cases it may be necessary to fill cracks in brick/stonework and re-point using a suitable sand/lime or sand/cement mortar incorporating SBR Additive. Dirty surfaces should be cleaned to the recommendations given in BS8221-1:2000, “Code of practice for cleaning and surface repair of buildings. Cleaning of natural stones, brick, terracotta and concrete.” DO NOT USE DETERGENTS.
Rain Guard is clear when cured however a slight darkening of the substrate will occur in the application stages, this will disappear after a short period of time. Large areas should be applied by roller; window and door reveals and difficult areas can be easily treated by brush. Once treated the area will look white, check for any missed patches, these can be easily seen and treated. After 20 minutes or so Rain Guard will start to penetrate into the surface and this will become water repellent after 2 hours. After 24 to 48 hours the white surface will disappear leaving a clear water repellant surface. After a couple of months any rain or moisture will bead on the surface.
1 litre of Rain Guard should cover approx 5 square metres of surface
Rain Guard is packed in 3 litre containers
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Hopefully you won't need to return an item, however, if you do, it is our aim to make this as simple as possible. By following the guidance below you can help us to help you when a product is not what you expected, or is faulty. Your statutory rights are not affected by this guidance.
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Under our 30 Day Returns policy you can return faulty or unwanted goods.
Items should be unused, in a saleable condition, in original packaging and with all component parts and any promotional items received. You should include your invoice.
In the unlikely event that goods are faulty then we will replace them free of charge.
Unwanted goods can be returned at the cost of the purchaser & will incur a 20% restocking charge.
Certain items are excluded from the guarantee. These include goods that are made to order,or mixed to your requirements. Other excluded items are macerators and water pumps as well as parts of larger kits.
There are four common ways to return an item:
If you purchased the item less than 30 days ago you can return it under our 30 Day Returns policy
If you purchased the item more than 30 days ago our aim is to get the problem put right as quickly as possible. In most instances we will either offer a replacement item with the same or an equivalent product.
If the item has already been installed, call us on 0116 230 1955 for further advice.
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In order to assist our customers with their projects, we are happy to offer a free Project Specification Service to ensure that contracts and work are specified correctly and the list of materials required is as accurate as possible. Our Technical Team has many years experience in Dampproofing, Tanking and Waterproofing situations both here and abroad.
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We have 3 depots covering the whole of the UK. This benefits our customers because they can arrange for local pick-ups, they get faster, more flexible deliveries, & we have large stocks readily available.
For a great many of our products, we offer a personal delivery service, giving faster delivery, more security & less frustration.
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If a customer is not happy with their products, we will replace them without question.
Need Technical Support? Ask Jim
Jim has decades of experience with all our adhesives, tanking products, dampproofing, timber treatment & general building chemicals. If you have a problem with application, specification or getting the right product for joinery, shopfitting or construction please call Jim on 0116 230 1955 or mobile 07768 365255