Wood and Masonry Water Repellent
A new class of proprietary surfactants in Manalox WB actually uses a crosslinking agent that reacts only after the formulation soaks into wood and the water evaporates.
When Conventional Systems Fail...
Conventional waterproofing systems use a combination of waxes and resins to prevent water penetration...but waxes and resins do not dissolve in water without a surfactant to emulsify them. Over time, however, these surfactants left behind in the wood actually attract moisture to the interior of the wood, causing it to swell, warp and crack.
The Manalox WB Difference
A new class of proprietary surfactants in Manalox WB actually uses a crosslinking agent that reacts only after the formulation soaks into wood and the water evaporates. Crosslinking the surfactant destroys its ability to attract water and preserves Manalox WB's depth of penetration better than solvent-based systems. While Manalox WB is a two-component system in concentrated form, formulators can easily convert it to a shelf-stable, one-component product for trade sales.
Manalox WB Advantages
- VOC compliant — no organic solvents
- Easy clean-up
- Inhibits water absorption and swelling of wood
- Inhibits water absorption into masonry
- Penetrating colorless treatment
- Crosslinking agent provides a poor environment for mold and mildew
- Good “breathing” properties
- Pronounced, long term beading effect
- Cost efficient system
|Water-Based Water Repellent Outperforms
Wood treated with Manalox
WB water-based water repellent (right) outperforms wood treated with a leading solvent-based product (left) in terms of water beading and resistance to water absorption.
Please Note: In Europe, AquaProof is known as Manalox WB.