FAQs

Why is AquaGuard Engineering Coating Liquid Rubber Considered Non-Toxic?

The main reason is there are ZERO VOC’s in our product. What are VOC’s? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effect as cancer, infections or poisons that lodge in the human body such as lead, mercury or arsenic among others., these are considered VOCs.

Is AquaGuard Engineering Coating Liquid Rubber Suitable for Salt Water?

Yes – suitable for NaCl – We are also suitable for many other chemicals

Can AquaGuard Engineering Coating Liquid Rubber be Painted?”

Yes AquaGuard Engineering Coating is paintable – Only use exterior grade latex paints (waterborne) with 100% acrylic binders; this provides maximum adhesion. They are very flexible, so they continue to adhere even when temperature changes cause the surface and the rubber to expand and contract. This elasticity helps prevent chipping, peeling, flaking and other common paint failures

How does liquid rubber compare to other waterproof membranes ?

There are different types of Liquid Rubber. AquaGuard Engineering Coating is water-based, non-toxic and contains zero VOC’s. This makes it nice because there are NO solvents. The solvents create the fumes that require you to ventilate the room where the waterproofing membrane is being applied. Once you learn how to use our water-based product you will find how easy it is to use, and when applied correctly will out perform solvent based competitors.

Solvent
Perchloroethylene Methanol
Trichloroethane Acetone
Trichloroethylene Ethyl acetate
Xylene Butanol
Toluene Turpentine (varsol)
Methyl Turpentine

 

Can AquaGuard Engineering Coating be applied to vertical surfaces?”

Yes, AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Liquid Rubber can be applied to both vertical and overhead surfaces. AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Universal Grade (UG) is perfect for these applications because of it’s thicker consistency. - See more at: http://www.AquaGuard Engineering Coating.ca/faq/#sthash.pm0vDSsT.dpuf

Is AquaGuard Engineering Coating Liquid Rubber safe for potable water?”

Yes, in applications where the water storage tank exceeds 500 gallons in capacity this product can be used to stop corrosion on the inside of your water tank – and the upside is that the annual maintenance cost of cleaning your water storage tank is significantly reduced, and you have stopped the potential replacement due to corrosion. In applications where AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ is used to hold and contain water, apply at a thickness of 60mil – this is typically three generous coats of UG. Unlike polyurethanes, AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ will not “pin hole” – this is due to the self healing nature of AquaGuard Engineering Coating™.

Is protective equipment necessary when applying AquaGuard Engineering Coating?

To put it simply – NO. However, common sense should always be used when applying any type of coating product. Whether spraying or rolling/painting it on, we do recommend protective eye-wear and latex gloves at a minimum. We also recommend wearing clothing you don’t mind messing up. Once the Liquid Rubber dries and vulcanizes, it is very difficult to remove from unwanted areas – so proper preparation of surrounding areas is necessary.

How long does it take AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ to dry?”

Depending on relative humidity (see specifications) and how AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ is applied:

When Liquid Rubber is applied utilizing the dual channel sprayer – Drying until “tack” is less than 1 minute, surface drying takes approximately 2 hours, deep drying – 24 to 72 hours and it completely vulcanizes in 2 to 7 days. These times are considerably reduced during the warm summer months and it is recommended to allow AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ to dry in direct sunlight.

When AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ is applied with a brush or roller – everything is the same as above with the exception of “tack” and surface drying – this will take from 30min. to 3 hours. Again, dry and cure times are considerably reduced when applied in the summer months and it is recommended to allow AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ to dry in direct sunlight.

Because AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Liquid Rubber is water-based, drying times are dependent on humidity the above times are based at 55% relative humidity. AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ must not be applied in open spaces with high rain probability.

Is AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Liquid Rubber environmentally friendly?”

Yes – Because AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Liquid Rubber is water-based, non-toxic contains zero VOC’s it is considered a “Green” product. It meets Ecological Safety quality of EU and RF (SRN 2.2.4.1074-01, SRN 2.1.2.1188-03).

How do I apply AquaGuard Engineering Coating™ Liquid Rubber?”

AquaGuard Engineering Coating de goma líquido ™ puede ser aplicado en una combinación de varias maneras: