Yes, SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM, NANO GUARD PLUS POLY and ACRYLIC POLY all prevent efflorescence, which occurs when water penetrates the concrete and leaches out naturally-occurring salts, creating undesirable white stains on the concrete. Efflorescence must be removed prior to applying SEAL-ONCE products. We recommend using our Re-New Concrete cleaner.
Yes, SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM can be applied to green concrete once the concrete has completely hardened and all of the water has evaporated. We do not recommend applying SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD PLUS POLY or ACRYLIC POLY to green concrete, however both products can be applied once the concrete has fully cured.
Pressure treated wood is created using chemicals and other materials that need to properly cure prior to applying a waterproofing sealer or coating. If a sealer or coating is applied to pressure treated wood before it has cured, it can result in peeling, cracking, bubbling and other adhesion problems. In the case of SEAL-ONCE® NANO … Continued
SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM and NANO GUARD PLUS POLY can be applied to freshly cut wood because they create a breathable barrier, allowing water vapor to escape as the wood ages. We do not recommend using SEAL-ONCE ACRYLIC POLY on freshly cut wood as it creates a surface coating and is not breathable.
All of our tints are semi-transparent, allowing the color and grain of the wood to show through. The color charts on our website have been created using two coats of our tinted SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD and NANO GUARD PLUS POLY on red cedar. If you are coating a different material, you will see different results since the … Continued
We offer 4oz pre-mixed bottles of all of our semi-transparent tints for testing on the material you are coating. Samples can be purchased in our webstore.
No, only the SEAL-ONCE® semi-transparent tints have been specially formulated for our products. Other colors or pigments may alter the effectiveness of our products.
No, it is not necessary to sand the surface between coats of SEAL-ONCE® ACRYLIC POLY, if the proper application procedures have been followed. If the first coat has been allowed to cure for more than 24 hours, lightly sand the surface with 220 grit sandpaper. Remove all dust after sanding to ensure a clean, debris-free … Continued
SEAL-ONE® ACRYLIC POLY must be applied in thin, light coats to ensure even application and protection against water ingress. Please refer to the Data Sheets & Guides page of our website for complete application information.
Allow two to three hours for the first coat of SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM PLUS POLY to dry completely before applying the second coat.
Please refer to Technical Data Sheet for NANO GUARDTM PLUS POLY on the Data Sheets & Guides page of our website for complete application information.
No, tinted SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD will not leave streaks when applied properly. When following our instructions for applying two (2) coats “wet on damp,” the second coat will blend evenly into the first.
The first coat should have begun to dry and be damp to the touch prior to applying the second coat of SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM. It is recommended that the second coat be applied while the first coat is drying for maximum effectiveness.
No, it is recommended that two coats of SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM be applied to the wood or concrete surface to ensure a sufficient coating to protect against damage caused by water penetration.
Yes, SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD is safe for application around open water, such as a pond, lake stream river or ocean. It is eco-friendly, non-toxic and contains zero VOCs. A full toxicity report can be found here.
The proper application procedures can be found within the technical data sheet for each of our products. For a full list of technical data sheets and application guides, please refer to our Data Sheets & Guides page.
To obtain the maximum life out of your SEAL-ONCE® product, it should be stored much like paint in a tightly sealed container at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Stored properly, SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM has a shelf life of 3 years. SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD PLUS POLY, when stored properly, has a shelf life of 18-24 months. … Continued
Yes, we recommend covering all surrounding materials and surfaces, as well as wiping down all areas impacted by over spray while still wet. While all SEAL-ONCE® products are eco-friendly and will not harm the surrounding landscaping, it is advised that you cover any adjacent walls or materials that are not recommended for coating with SEAL-ONCE, especially … Continued
No, you do not need special equipment. SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM and NANO GUARD PLUS POLY can be applied using a brush or stain pad. For faster application, a pump sprayer with a 17-19 tip can be used. Paint rollers are only recommended for applying SEAL-ONCE ACRYLIC POLY. Do not use paint rollers to apply SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD or … Continued
SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM should be applied at temperatures between 45°F (7.22°C) and 95°F (35°C). SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD PLUS POLY and ACRYLIC POLY should be applied between 50°F (10°C) to 95°F (35°C). These temperature ranges apply to both surface and air temperature.
Pour the entire contents of the tint bottle into the gallon can of SEAL-ONCE® NANO GUARDTM or NANO GUARD PLUS POLY (1:1 ratio) and stir with a paint stick until fully blended. To remove any remaining residue from the tint bottle, partially fill the bottle with the NANO GUARD or NANO GUARD PLUS POLY and shake to … Continued
Ensure all surfaces have been properly cleaned by using the appropriate SEAL-ONCE® cleaner (All Wood Cleaner, Concrete/Masonry Cleaner or ReNew Concrete). Apply the cleaners according to the package instructions. After cleaning, rinse the surface with water and allow to dry completely. If the surface has been coated or sealed previously with another product, that product must … Continued
Yes, our products work well for both interior and exterior projects.
Yes, all SEAL-ONCE products are water-based and do not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins. SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD contains zero VOCs. SEAL-ONCE NANO GUARD PLUS POLY and ACRYLIC POLY are low VOC formulas. Our products can be safely applied around open water, pets, children, fish, landscaping and vegetation. Additionally, our products do not require special personal … Continued
To thaw our your can of SEAL-ONCE®, Bring the can indoors and store it at room temperature until it thaws completely. Do not try to heat it up or place it in front of a heater as this may alter the effectiveness of the product.