AquaShield is a high mineral content, super hydrophobic, water repellent coating offering very good coverage.
It combines the water repellent properties of silicones with a special surface micro-structure, which considerably reduces the contact area for water and dirt. As a result, dirt particles adhere lightly and are easily carried away by rain. Although it has very good weather resistance, it allows the building to 'breathe' so that water vapours from inside are able to pass through the paint film to the exterior.
Resene AquaShield is an attractive flat mineral effect finish offering a classic aged look, particularly suited to heritage, art deco, Sante Fe and Mediterranean style homes and buildings. Its available in a wide range of Resene colours, including the heat reflective Resene CoolColour technology. Colours formulated with Resene CoolColour technology reflect more of the sun’s energy than a standard colour - keeping the paint, surface and building cooler.
Porous substrates should be pre-treated with Resene Aquapel to maximise water repellency and breathability properties. Resene AquaShield can be used in conjunction with other primers and sealers, but water repellency and breathability properties will be impaired.
When used commercially it is best applied to heritage buildings that suit the soft, slightly textured finish. Complement with Resene Lumbersider or Resene Sonyx 101 for foundations or other high wear areas.