Aquellux S

Aquellux S is a state-of-the-art siloxane water repellent which is used to make porous building materials water repellent without changing their appearance.  It is applied to surfaces such as Exposed Block Work, Stone, Brick, Concrete Structures etc. for protection from the following:

  • Leakage and Dampness
  • Spalling due to frost or freezing conditions
  • Efflorescene and leaching of salts
  • Penetration of dirt, rust etc…
  • Growth of moss and mildew
  • Corrosion due to waterborne chemicals
  • Reduced thermal insulation due to dampness
  • Surface degradation due to dirt and soiling

The product speaks for itself and is used on major motorway bridges and many important historical buildings in Northern Europe and the USA to protect them from harsh winter conditions.  Aquellux S has many performance characteristics superior to commonly used silicone, siliconate and silane based materials.  Applied to the surface Aquellux S typically penetrates to a depth of between 2 and 5 mm.  It then reacts with atmospheric humidity to form a solid tack free resin which lines, without blocking, the pores and capillaries within the surface structure.  Water absorption into the building material is stopped or greatly reduced while water within the material is still able to evaporate out.  Aquellux S has excellent alkali and UV resistance.  In normal circumstances a treated surface will remain water-resistant for more than 10 years.

It is not generally suitable for use on surfaces exposed to water pressure such as tank walls and horizontal surfaces subject to ponding, and previously painted surfaces.

Aquellux S can be used as a primer for water-based paints on porous surfaces.