Protectosil® SC 30
"Easy-to-clean" protection for porous mineral building materials
Scope of Application
Protectosil® SC 30, Protectosil® SC 60 and Protectosil® SC 100 can be used to create an easy-to-clean surface on many porous, non-painted mineral-based building materials. Some examples include: Sand limestone masonry Sandstone masonry Brick masonry Concrete Marble and granite (only rough surfaces and Protectosil® SC 30 suitable) Protectosil® SC 30, Protectosil® SC 60 and Protectosil® SC 100 are aqueous silane-based systems intended to render porous mineral substrates hydro- and oleophobic, making them easy to clean make stains caused by common liquids (coffee, coke, oils, …) easily removable treated facades remain clean longer and are less susceptible to the growth of microorganisms such as mold and algae treated facades show no unsightly dark water streaks show high reactivity and are alkaline resitant form invisible and fully water vapor permeable impregnations show no formation of sticky silicone films give very good beading effects with water and oily substances on porous mineral substrates are supplied ready-to-use can be diluted with demineralized water if wanted Treated facades remain clean longer, show no unsightly dark water streaks and are less susceptible to the growth of microorganisms such as mold and algae. Stains caused by common liquids coffee, cola and oils, dark liquids that are easily absorbed by untreated surfaces leaving permanent stains, can be easily removed from treated surfaces if cleaning is carried out short time after the staining. The durability of the easy-to-clean effect differs in dependence on the kind of mineral substrate and the amount of applied material. The durability lasts between half a year and 5 years. For the same kind of substrate and equal consumption rates the performance of Protectosil® SC 30 in terms of the water and oil beading effect lasts longer than Protectosil® SC 60 or even Protectosil® SC 100. It is necessary to do a test patch before each application to determinate the exact consumption and to check the compatibility with the substrate. As a rule of thumb Protectosil® SC 30 has consumption rates of 50-280 g/m2. The product consumption of Protectosil® SC 100 is about 20 g/m2 higher than the one of Protectosil® SC 30.