Raincheck Plus
  • Waterproofs masonry
  • Allows masonry to breathe
  • Colourless

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Raincheck Plus

Droplets on a brick after treatment with Raincheck Plus

Raincheck Plus is a colourless water-repellent for masonry based on UV-resistant siloxanes. It can be used on old and new buildings to protect against rain penetration (penetrating damp) and to help keep masonry clean. Raincheck Plus does not block the pores of masonry, so water vapour is able to escape (thus preventing the “spalling” associated with less advanced products).

Raincheck Plus is a solvent-based formulation that is supplied ready-for-use. It is applied to masonry by brush or coarse spray.

Raincheck Plus is alkali-resistant, and can therefore be used in situations where other siloxane-based water repellents are not suitable – e.g. new concrete and newly pointed brickwork.

Raincheck Plus does not affect the natural finish of the substrate (although some darkening may appear). However when rainwater lands on the treated surface it will form droplets and run off, rather than soaking into the substrate.

Wind Speed

When considering the application of Raincheck Plus it is important to determine how exposed the site to be treated is in relation to wind speed. Treatments may fail at wind speeds in excess of 100 km/h. In these situations a rendered finish incorporating Oldroyd Xp Plaster Membrane should be considered.

Raindance

Safeguard used to sell a concentrated masonry water-repellent called “Raindance”, which was diluted with tap water before use. This has now been replaced by Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream.

Raincheck Plus Properties

[1] Coverage rates vary widely depending on the porosity of the substrate being treated.

[2] The penetration depth will vary depending on the nature of the substrate.

Appearance Colourless liquid
Density 0.8 g/cm3
Size(s) & Packaging 25 litre jerry cans
Coverage 3.5 m2 per 1 litre [1]
Penetration Depth 2 mm [2]
Service Life 5 - 10 years
Storage Keep only in the original container in a cool, well ventilated place away from frost. Keep in a fireproof place. Keep container tightly closed
Shelf Life 12 months

Suggested NBS specification clause: M60-170

Visit our NBS page for further information on specifying Safeguard products using NBS.

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