High Density Water & Salt Repellent Iso-Tek™ 8501
Specially designed for high-density concrete, this revolutionary silane-based water repellent resists chlorides and inhibits rust. The latest break-through in clear, penetrating sealer technology.
Easily applied with an airless sprayer or brush the 8501 is specially formulated for high density, vertical concrete. Can be used on interior and exterior substrates, on new and old concrete.
Provides a flat, natural finish and dries completely clear. Does not darken the concrete. This penetrating sealer is easily applied to vertical surfaces without material loss for superior optimization. The gel viscosity defies gravity, bridging the time of contact and degree of saturation gap. Capable of penetrating high-density, architecturally reinforced concrete up to one inch — deeper than even the most notable competition.
Iso‐Tek® 8501 is a unique impregnating agent. It has an outstanding ability to impregnate high‐density concrete and reinforced concrete. Unlike conventional liquid products, Iso‐Tek® 8501 can be applied in just one coat of the desired thickness (at the very most, two coats). The silane active ingredient penetrates the substrate within 30 minutes to several hours, the exact time depending on the porosity and thus quality of the concrete. As the active ingredient is the same as in conventional liquid impregnating agents, impregnation with Iso-Tek® 8501 does not clog the pores or capillaries, nor does it affect its ability to "breathe". Iso‐Tek® 8501 is designed to penetrate deeply into concrete so as to afford optimum protection against absorption of water and pollutants as well as freeze / thaw cycles. This effect should not be confused with the "beading" effect imparted by impregnating agents that is often referred to as water repellency. Beading is only a surface effect, and it plays a secondary role in protecting the substrate. Concrete treated with Iso-Tek® 8501 has intially only a moderate beading effect, but this increases after the surface has been wetted.
Make sure to avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. No respirator is needed when applying this product. Wash your hands after use and do not take internally. Please refer to the product Saftey Data Sheet (SDS) before using.
The preparation process should be followed to ensure adequate penetration and optimum performance of the sealer. The concrete substrate must be structurally sound, thoroughly dry and clean. Make sure to remove all paints, sealers and/or adhesives before application. The substrate must be clean of oil, grease, dirt, wax, curing compounds, efflorescence and other contaminants that might interfere with the penetration of the sealer. If you are using an acid to clean the concrete, neutralize the surface completely and rinse it with water prior to application. New concrete must be cured at least 28 days before applying Iso‐Tek® 8501. Prior to sealing check your local forecast to make sure that there are no impending threats of perception within 1 day of application. It is recommended the sealer be tested in an inconspicuous area to ensure the desired coverage and appearance is achieved.
Iso‐Tek® 8501 is best applied undiluted by a low pressure airless sprayer. A lambskin roller or brush can be used in smaller areas. The exact amount depends on the absorbency of the substrate. If the substrate is of high quality and hence not very absorbent, do not apply more than roughly 185 sq. ft. per gallon in one operation, as it may take several hours to penetrate completely. At higher application rates, the impregnating film might liquefy because of the concretes alkalinity and it might start to run off. Only impregnate concrete that has a uniformly dry surface with no damp patches. Should it suddenly start to rain, stop treatment and cover the impregnated areas.