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A polymeric water and stain resistant burnishing finish designed to protect polished concrete surfaces

SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W is a polymeric water and stain resistant burnishing finish that is designed to guard and protect smooth ground and polished concrete surfaces.


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Polished Concrete - Scofield® Formula One™ Guard-W

A polymeric water and stain resistant burnishing finish designed to protect polished concrete surfaces

SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W is a polymeric water and stain resistant burnishing finish that is designed to guard and protect smooth ground and polished concrete surfaces. Its organo-silicate hybrid composition combines the densifying and abrasion resistant properties of lithium silicate, with the stain blocking properties found only in self-crosslinking organic systems. Applied after application of a quality concrete densifier, SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W should be polished to the desired gloss level with high-speed floor burnishing equipment. Properly installed, a thin yet durable film with good moisture transmission properties remains. This film will not crack, peel, or delaminate under normal conditions.

  • Adds water and stain resistance
  • Low odor, non-yellowing water-based formulation
  • Breathable thin film forming surface treatment
  • Bonds directly to cement and aggregate silicates
  • Effectively locks in concrete dyes
  • Shortens concrete polishing times
  • Does not gum burnishing equipment
  • UV light stable
  • Cures to a non-toxic surface
  • Apply by spray and mop

Usage

Use as a final concrete polish to guard and protect interior:
  • Smooth ground concrete floors
  • Ground flat exposed aggregate
  • Ground smooth embedded terrazzo
  • Ground smooth cementitious overlays
  • Countertops

Advantages

  • Adds water and stain resistance
  • Low odor, non-yellowing water-based formulation
  • Breathable thin film forming surface treatment
  • Bonds directly to cement and aggregate silicates
  • Effectively locks in concrete dyes
  • Shortens concrete polishing times
  • Does not gum burnishing equipment
  • UV light stable
  • Cures to a non-toxic surface
  • Apply by spray and mop

Packaging

1 gal. (3.8 L) can, 5 gal. (18.9 L) pail

Color

Milk like liquid. When installed, it is colorless clear.

Product Details

Sustainability / Certifications / Approvals

APPROVALS / STANDARDS

SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W can be used as part of a low VOC concrete polishing system to earn LEED® credits for Indoor Environmental Quality, EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings.

SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W can be used to make floors that exceed the Underwriters Laboratories Safety Standard UL 410, "Slip Resistance of Floor Surface Materials."

Product Information

Chemical Base

Lithium Silicate with proprietary polymeric polish and water repellent

Shelf Life

18 months from the date of manufacture. 1 month after opening.

Storage Conditions

Store in original containers at 40°F to 110°F (4°C - 43°C). DO NOT FREEZE!

Application

Application Information

Drying Time

Dry times will depend upon weather conditions. At 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity surfaces should be dry and able to be polished in 1-2 hours. SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W has a self-crosslinking component, best results will be achieved if the final high-gloss polishing is performedafter an overnight dry.

Consumption

Coverage

Coverage will depend upon method of application, surface porosity, age, moisture, absorption characteristics and the texture of the concrete. The application of two thin coats prior to burnishing is recommended.

Spread rate on flat finished concrete that has been ground, densified, and roughly polished with a 400 grit abrasive disk, is typically 1000 ft2/gal (2.5 m2/L) of diluted material. Slabs ground to expose hard non absorptive aggregates will take less material. For all uses and applications, spread or scrub puddles of excess material into surfaces before it is allowed to dry. Puddled material allowed to dry can form unsightly salts that are difficult to polish.

Application Steps

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Verify and approve suitability and appearance by making jobsite test sections prior to general application. Each individual concrete color, finishing technique, densifier, sealer, and polish combination should be verified. Test sections must be of adequate size to be representative and be produced by the same workers who will apply product to the larger job. Test completed systems for wet and dry slip resistance to ensure they are safe. Do not proceed with products, techniques, or finishing systems that do not meet required safety specifications or site owner approval.

EQUIPMENT

Apply by low pressure pump-spray application, followed by thorough spreading and distribution with a microfiber mop or floor wax applicator to work material into substrate pores.

High-speed burnishing equipment will be required along with coarse through super fine diamond impregnated polishing disks. Disks beginning with 400 grit, and progressively finer will be needed. Typical sequences of disks used include 400, 800, 1200, and 3000 grit. Final grit selection will determine final gloss.

Always wear protective clothing and personal protection equipment proper for the method of application and burnishing.

SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

For best results, all concrete should be fully cured and at least 28 days old so that the slab has reached full hardness. Surfaces must be clean of all prior sealers, curing compounds, oils, or other foreign materials that might prevent penetration.

Surfaces should already be densified. If dyes have been used, they should be locked in with a densifier and ground and polished with at least a high-speed 400 grit diamond impregnated polishing pad prior to application of SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W.

MIXING

Mix until uniform before using.

Product Dilution: First applications of SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W should be diluted 1:1 with water. Second passes or maintenance applications should also be diluted 1:1 with water.

APPLICATION

Mask all areas not to be coated to safeguard against splashes, overspray, and runoff from application. Dried material will be difficult to remove. Remove overspray immediately with soap and water. Wear all required safety equipment. If using spray equipment, always wear protective respirator. Take care not to allow tape adhesive to interfere with surfaces to be treated. Surfaces wet with material will be slippery until dry.

Distribute product with a pump garden sprayer to fully saturate the surface. Spread material with flat microfiber pad or floor wax applicator. Allow the material to dry to touch, and apply a second coat. Take care not to create lap marks as they are difficult to remove once the product has dried. If too much material has been applied, and it is puddled after 30 minutes, dilution and removal with a wet vacuum is recommended.

When the second application is dry, high-speed burnishing and polishing with progressively finer grit abrasive pads can begin.

CLEANING OF TOOLS

Clean equipment with warm water and detergent immediately after application.


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