Wrimco Stop Leaking Showers
Clear Penetrative Sealer. Stops Leaking Showers Without Removing Tiles!
Wrimco clearseal is a clear, high pH, deep penetrating siloxane / silane waterproofing solution. It penetrates in to the tissue of the porous substrate and creates a barrier, below the surface, to prevent the ingress of water. It is an effective waterproofing solution and stops leaks without lifting tiles or changing the overall appearance of the surface. It is therefore a quick, easy and economic method of 'stopping leaks in showers'. It is capable of withstanding high pH conditions such as found in new concrete, sand / cement beds and lime based mortars. It still allows the diffusion of vapours or 'breathing' ability of the substrate.
Sealing of leaking showers or other wet areas without lifting tiles.
Waterproofing external concrete, render, brick, block walls, FC sheeting, sandstone and porous pavers.
Prevention of efflorescence (white salt spotting or leaching).
General rain water barrier.
CAUTION: Although unusual, sealed surfaces may be slippery when wet and should be tested prior to use.
It is suitable for the following porous substrates if applied as per data sheets.
Tiled showers and other wet areas. External tiled areas such as decks, terraces and balconies.
The information contained in this product data sheet is typical but does not constitute a full specification as conditions and specific requirements may vary from project to project. The instructions should be considered as a minimum requirement but the applicator or contractor must use their skill, knowledge and experience to carry out additional works as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the project. Specification for specific projects should be sought from the Company in writing.
Benefits and Advantages
Forms a waterproofing barrier without changing the overall appearance of the surface.
Seals water leaks in tiled areas without lifting the tiles.
Highly economic solution.
Dries clear in a flat (no or low gloss) finish.
Priming and Surface Preparation
Good preparation is essential. Surfaces must be sound, stable, dry, clean and free of dust, loose, flaking, friable material and substances that may diminish adhesion.
All surfaces must be clean, dry, of sound construction, stable and free of any dust, dirt, grease, oil, curing compounds or contaminates that might interfere with adhesion.
It can be applied by brush, roller or poured.
Do not use shower for 48 hours prior to application. The dryer the surface, grout and tile bed are the better.
It is essential that the substrate be well saturated.
Begin by treating the walls and then the base of the shower.
Hint: Most water leaks occur at the base of the shower to one tile high and treatment should be concentrated in this region.
For best result, apply a soaking coat and allow product to be absorbed. Immediately thereafter, while the substrate is still wet, apply a second soaking application and allow the product to be absorbed. This process can be repeated several times to ensure that sufficient product has been absorbed. The product should be, in the first instance, applied wet on wet. Then allow the product to dry for 24 hours and apply a final soaking coat.
Excess unabsorbed material should be wiped and soaked up with a cloth.
Avoid excess material from entering the drains.
Do not use shower recess for at least 24 hours after application.
General coverage rate:
Shower Recess: 250ml to 500ml is usually sufficient for the treatment of a standard tiled shower recess usually applied in 3 soaking coats. The porosity and density of the substrate may require the use of additional material. Our recommendation is to err on the use of additional material as the initial absorption, wet on wet, is very important. Once cured, the absorption of additional material is greatly reduced.
SHOWERSEAL should be stored in a cool, dry place. Must be kept clear of all sources of ignition and damage. Product is flammable. Shelf life is up to 12 months in unopened or undamaged containers. Available in kits of 250ml and 500ml and 1 litres or larger containers on request but minimum quantities apply.
Generally brushes and cloths are discarded after use.
Tiling, Topping or Top Coating
Not recommended as product is usually applied to tiled areas and left exposed. If area is to be tiled or topped, then we would recommend on of Wrimco conventional waterproofing membranes.