Vinachem penetrates deep into the masonry, coating the internal pores of the substrate, consolidating any friable material without blocking the pores of the masonry that are essential to allow the stonework to breathe.
Vinachem is a weak alkaline solution (pH 8-9) so does not react with the cements and masonry.
Vinachem will protect concrete from carbonation by protecting the calcium hydroxide in the cement paste from reacting with the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, thus reducing the amount of calcium carbonate formed and extending the life and durability of the concrete substrate.
Vinachem is hydrophobic and therefore will repel moisture. Water will either evaporate or run off without penetrating the masonry. Vinachem is non-toxic, non-flammable and UV resistant.
Vinachem has been applied to lighthouses and buildings in coastal areas where the environmental conditions have demanded a high performance solution.
Historic buildings and new build projects can all benefit from this colourless non-staining easily applied solution. Vinachem can be applied to concrete, stone, brick or any type of masonry. Re-application is generally not required for 5 years.
Vinachem is easily applied and requires no specialist equipment or specialist training.
By applying one single coat only by brush, roller or low pressure sprayer to all surfaces requiring protection, normally, within 90 minutes, the applied Vinachem will be touch dry and fully moisture repellant.