PENETRATING SEALERS

SUGGESTED TOOLS & MATERIALS NEEDED

  1. Pressure Washer using 2500-3000 PSI

  2. Pump-up sprayer

  3. Paint roller with ¾” to 1 ¼” nap depending on surface

  4. Roller tray

  5. Eye protection and gloves

  6. EAGLE CLEANER DEGREASER & NEUTRALIZER

  7. EAGLE ETCH & CLEAN (when needed)

 

**NOTEALWAYS TEST FIRST – We strongly suggest, before applying any EAGLE products, you should always check the suitability and desired finish on a small area before starting your application. When applying to a test area, you should use the same surface preparation process and apply using the same equipment you will be using to complete the full general application.

 

 

PREPARATION

 

Since many sealer application issues can be avoided by properly preparing your concrete, always take the time needed to prepare your surface. Preparation is key.

 

Step 1: Clean any dirt, wax, grease, oil and other contaminants that may interfere with the sealer from adhering to the surface. This includes removing any prior coatings, UNLESS previous coating is the same or a similar solvent-based sealer (for instructions on removing old sealer or preparing a prior water-base sealer for additional maintenance coats, click here).

 

Clean oily concrete with EAGLE CLEANER DEGREASER & NEUTRALIZER. Use a medium to firm bristle brush for heavily oiled spots.

 

Step 2: Concrete must be porous enough to accept water. If concrete surface is smooth (similar to a garage floor), it will be necessary to etch the substrate using EAGLE ETCH & CLEAN. Dense concrete surfaces may require mechanical preparation to accept sealer.

 

Step 3PRESSURE WASH. ALWAYS rinse surface well using a pressure washer with 2500-3000 psi. It is recommended to allow 24 hours for concrete surface to completely dry after pressure washing (may take longer to dry if humid environmental conditions exist or if the substrate is indoors). For pavers, sweep away any loose sand washed out through pressure washing.

 

 

SURFACE & AIR TEMPERATURES

For best results, apply when surface and air temperatures are above 50° F and below 95° F. Applying sealer on windy days may cause rapid surface drying preventing proper curing of sealer and should be avoided.

 

 

APPLICATION

 

EAGLE NATURAL SEAL is effective usually after one (1) complete coat (additional applications may be required on more porous surfaces). NATURAL SEAL should always be applied with an airless, or pump-up, sprayer and then followed with cross-rolling for even application. Make sure the area is completely saturated but ensure there is no pooling of product on the substrate surface. Protect other surfaces from overs pray, especially glass. Do not thin product.

 

IMPORTANT: Clean any over spray from non-porous surfaces with a damp cloth before it dries. 

 

  • For INTERIOR or EXTERIOR application.

  • Perform a test to ensure sealer compatibility.

  • Spray vertical surfaces from the bottom up.

  • Do not apply if rain is expected within 12 hours.  

  • 1” nap roller for textured surfaces

  • ¾” short nap roller or microfiber applicator for smooth surfaces.

 

 

NET COVERAGE RATE

 

Approx. 200 sq. ft. per gallon, depending on the porosity of the substrate and can usually be achieved in one (1) coat. Additional coats may be required ONLY on very porous surfaces.

 

To calculate your total area square footage (length X width = total square feet) to determine the amount of product you’ll need to properly meet the suggested net coverage rates.

 

 

CLEANUP

 

Clean up tools with water.

 

 

MAINTENANCE

Clean sealed surface with water only. Reseal surface as needed, but not more than every two years to prevent buildup of sealer.