Dulux Trade Plus Smartshield +
Dulux Trade Plus SmartShield+ is an exterior waterproofing coating that has been specifically formulated to reduce water ingress into substrates* without sealing the surface, allowing it to breathe and dry-out, maximising the thermal efficiency of solid walls and reducing heat loss. Dulux Trade Plus SmartShield+ provides invisible protection helping walls to stay dry from rain and helps building exteriors maintain their natural beauty. Dulux Trade Plus SmartShield+ has a low viscosity formulation enabling efficient spray application across previously unsealed and undecorated substrates. Dulux Trade Plus SmartShield+ is water-based, has low odour and is quick drying. * Compared to untreated substrates
Shake the can well before use. Carefully decant into spray equipment & find the correct pressure following the spray manufacturer's instructions. The product is ready to use. Do not dilute. Hold the spray nozzle approx. 10cm from the surface. Ensure a low pressure is used to avoid excessive mist/overspray. Deep impregnation of the entire surface is required, so spray a thorough layer in a uniform manner across the surface from the bottom of the wall to the top. Spray over the surface until the surface can no longer absorb the coating. For very porous substrates apply 2 or 3 coats, leaving 30 minutes between coats. Less absorbent surfaces may only need to be treated once. The spreading rate depends on the roughness, nature and porosity of the substrate. On brickwork 2 coats would usually be required, with a spreading rate of up to 2 m²/ltr per coat. Can also be applied with a brush or roller.
Tips & Advice
1. Preparing the SurfacesTo get the best results with Dulux Trade Plus Smartshelid+ make sure any surfaces to be coated are sound and clean. Treat any areas affected by mould, lichens and algae with Weathershield Multi Surface Fungicidal Wash or steam cleaning equipment. Repair damaged joints, cracks and other defects with suitable materials. Ensure building/structural connections are sound for tightness and, if necessary repair. Cover/protect glass, windows, doors, metal and plastic surfaces as the product is very difficult to remove once dry. Fully protect any other items in the near vicinity from any possible over-spray e.g. plants and vehicles. Caution: Do not use Weathershield Stabilising Primer or other equivalent products that may seal the substrate. See the Dulux Trade Plus Smartshield+ Product Datasheet for full information before use, available by visiting www.duluxtrade.co.uk.
2. CleaningAfter use, remove as much product as possible from all application tools/equipment before cleaning thoroughly with water.
3. StoringDo not use or store in extremes of temperature and protect from frost