Shield MX

Clear, penetrating water repellent for concrete and masonry. Unaffected by microbiological activity.

Where to use:

Vertical and horizontal concrete, concrete block, concrete pavers, natural stone, stucco, and brick.

How to apply:

Spray, roller, or brush applied, penetrating aqueous silane/siloxane water repellent. Additional Information

Performance Characteristics

  • Maximum protection Passes ASTM E514. 100% no leakage. 94% reduction in water absorption.
  • Long term protection Advanced silicone technology.
  • Environmental protection Mitigates carbonation. Effective chloride ion screen. UV stable. Unaffected by microbiological activity.
  • Breathability Water vapor permeable.
  • Clear result Will not darken or alter light reflection of substrate when properly applied to a dry and untreated surface.
  • Cold weather application Apply to 40°F or above. With 1-hour cure will tolerate sub-freezing temperatures with no effect. Substrate should be frost-free.
  • Increases durability Repels water from penetrating substrate. Most damage to concrete, masonry and stone is due to water entry.
  • Environmentally friendly Water-based technology, low odor, easy handling and clean up.
  • VOC compliant Meets all current VOC emission standards for waterproofing, concrete/masonry sealer.

Surface Preparation

  • Substrate must be clean and free of loose debris, oils, paints, previously applied water repellents, or any substance that can interfere with penetration.
  • Substrate must be dry and frost-free. Moisture in the substrate will reduce penetration.
  • Repoint loose deteriorating mortar; fill all voids and cracks in mortar.
  • Inspect flashing around all openings, caulking, expansion joints and roof components to determine condition and for evidence of water entry. Material will not prevent water entry through cracks or voids in substrate or other building components.

Priming

  • Priming is not necessary.

Mixing

  • Stir until homogenous.

Application

  • Always apply to a test area to ensure Conpro Shield MX will not affect the appearance of the surface due to reaction with previously applied materials or by drawing surface contaminants into the substrate.
  • For best results apply with a low-pressure sprayer using a fan tip.
  • For vertical applications begin at the bottom of the wall and work up generating a 4 – 6 inch rundown.
  • Work to natural breakpoints in the structure.
  • Always keep a wet edge.
  • For horizontal applications begin at one edge and work backwards towards the opposite edge.
  • Apply enough material to saturate the surface, but do not allow material to pond. Brush out ponded material before surrounding area dries.
  • Single coat coverage is suitable for most applications.
  • Multiple applications of Shield MX can be applied either wet on wet or to a cured surface.

Curing

  • Protect from moisture and traffic for 8 hours. Material is fully cured in 14 days.

Clean Up

  • Clean tools, equipment, and adjacent areas with water immediately after application.
  • Clean glass, metal, vinyl, aluminum with glass cleaner before material can cure.
  • Cured material can be removed mechanically.

Coverage/Yield

  • Coverage will vary depending upon porosity of substrate.
  • Concrete – 125 – 175 ft.²/gal. Concrete block – 40 – 150 ft.²/gal. Brick – 100 – 175 ft.²/gal.

Product Handling

  • Packaging 1, 5 and 54 gallon plastic containers.
  • Shelf Life 18 months in unopened containers. Materials must be agitated thoroughly before each use to ensure homogeneity.
  • Storage Transport and store in cool, clean, dry conditions in unopened containers. Do Not Freeze – This will destroy the Shield MX.

Limitations

  • Ensure adequate air movement to dissipate fumes during application and curing.
  • Use safety glasses and gloves during application.
  • Do not dilute.
  • Do not spray in high winds.
  • Always apply a sample to determine suitability to substrate.
  • Does not prevent water entry through cracks, penetrations, or open joints.
  • Not applicable for below-grade waterproofing.
  • Not recommended for use on bluestone.

Health and Safety

  • Product is alkaline.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Avoid breathing mist.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Refer to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information.

First Aid

  • If swallowed contact a medical professional immediately.
  • Do not induce vomiting.
  • In case of skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
  • For eye contact, flush immediately with a high volume of water for at least 15 minutes and contact a medical professional.
  • For respiratory problems, remove person to fresh air. If respiratory difficulty persists, contact a medical professional.

Disposal

  • Dispose of material in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Technical Data
  • Data Bulletin
  • CSI Spec
  • Competition
  • Curing
  • Pump & Spray
  • FAQs
  • Safety Data Sheet

Physical state and appearance

 

Milky white liquid

pH

 

9

Odor

 

Slight

Solids by weight

 

11%

Solvent system

 

Aqueous

Volatile organic content - VOC

ASTM D3960

<50 gms./liter

Active ingredients

 

Siloxane based

Density of liquid coatings

ASTM D1475

8.4 lbs./gal.

Accelerated weathering - QUV

ASTM G154

2000 hours

UV-B cycled with condensation – no effect

Accelerated weathering – carbon-arc

ASTM G152

Pass – no effect

Water penetration and leakage

ASTM E514

100% reduction, no staining or leakage

Water vapor transmission

ASTM E96

100%

Resistance to salt spray

ASTM B117

Pass – no effect

Moisture absorption

ASTM C140

Reduction compared to control 94%

NCHRP 244 Series II

Reduction in chloride ion intrusion

 

82%

FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
Conproco warrants this product for one year from the date of manufacture to be free from manufacturing defects and to meet the technical properties on the current technical data sheet if used as directed within shelf life. User determines suitability of product for use and assumes all risks. Buyer's sole remedy shall be limited to the purchase price or replacement of product, exclusive of labor or cost of labor. January 8, 2016.

NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED SHALL APPLY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CONPROCO CORP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UPON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Vertical

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
Sikagard 670W
Sika Color
Parkcoat
Super Colorcoat
Sealcoat
Thorocoat 200
Thorosheen
Thoro 35
Concrete Coating
232 and 230
Maxicryl 201
Tammosheen
Tammscoat
None
Elastocolor 550W
Thorolastic
Thorogard
Colorflex
Flexcoat
Stolastic 211
Stolastic 212
Tammolastic
None
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldali-Dilution
Skiaguard 740W
Master Protect H107
None
Baracade 40/100
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Horizontal

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
None
None
Texture Coat 510
None
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Cementitous Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
ISR CM
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR VO
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR AG
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Set
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Quick Shot
40°
8 Hours
2 Hours
1 Hour
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Forment (remove forms)
40°
72 Hours
48 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Gun Shot LPS
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Injection Grout (remove clay)
40°
24 Hours
24 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
One Shot
40°
24 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix TR
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Repoint
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Plastermix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Structural Skin
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro One Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Stucco
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Foundation Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Super Seal
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature

Liquid Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
Conpro Start
40°
18 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
Refer to temperature
ECB
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Dry to touch
Primer
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Color change to orange
Shield MX
40°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P & M3P-X
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P Overcoat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Conpro Lastic
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Color Coat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Super Color Stain
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Elastideck
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terra Color
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terracotta Finish
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch

It depends if the application is horizontal or vertical and what type of exposure the structure is subjected to.  Generally speaking, you should expect 8 to 12 years before reapplying.  A simple test is to stream water onto the treated surface.  If it is still beading water there is no need to reapply.

The Rilem tube is an easy and generally effective test to determine the porosity of a substrate by testing the substrate prior to applying a water repellent and then again after it has been applied.  In the case of Shield MX, wait for two weeks to test so that it has fully cured.  Mark the areas tested to achieve reproduceable results.

Shield MX is a proprietary silane/siloxane which has a very small molecule resulting in deeper penetration.  Shield MX will not etch most glass (always test a sample), will not alter the color or light reflection of the substrate, and can be applied a 40⁰F as long as it has one hour to cure before temperature drops.