Features | Specifications | Application | Clean Up | Limitations | Maintenance | Precautions | Technical Data

POLAGARD S is an air drying, PVC terpolymer based, high-build elastomeric, waterproof coating.  It contains a powerful, non-mercurial fungicide which provides protection against mold and mildew in areas prone to microbiological growth.  POLAGARD S has low toxicity and is ideal for use in areas where food and drink are stored or prepared.

 

Outstanding Features:

 

Specifications:

 

Application:

Surface must be firm and free of loose debris, oils, grease, dirt, mildew or any substance that may interfere with bond. Surfaces showing any signs of previous or living fungus growth must be treated with a fungicide wash. All cracks larger than 1/32" need to be filled with a good grade acrylic caulk. All other types of repairs or patches must be made prior to coating as well. Allow repairs to cure before beginning application. Surface may be slightly damp but not too wet. An overly damp surface may promote runs or sags. It is advisable to test previously coated or treated surfaces by first applying POLAGARD S to a 4'x4' area and allowing it to cure. Later, inspect the test area for adhesion, voids or sags. It may be necessary to sand or rough previously painted surfaces to improve bond performance. 

POLAGARD S is applied straight out of the can after 2 minutes of low speed stirring or mixing. Apply the product using brush, roller or airless spray technique. For airless spray technique, use equipment similar to a 30:1 ratio Grayco with a #36 tip. When spraying, it is advisable to backroll the first coat to eliminate small voids or pocks at the surface. 

POLAGARD S may be thinned with no more than 4 ounces of water per gallon if necessary. Apply POLAGARD S in 2 coats at a wet thickness of 12-15 mils per coat. Apply the second coat after the first coat has set (about 2-4 hours).   

 

Clean up:

Clean tools and equipment with water before POLAGARD S dries; after that, solvent cleaning may be necessary.

 

Limitations:

Do not apply to frozen or saturated surfaces. Do not apply if the temperature cannot be maintained above 35°F for 4 hours after completion of application. Do not apply if precipitation is forecast within 4 hours of completion of application. Protect product from freezing.  Shelf life is 12 months in closed containers stored indoors.

 

Maintenance:

If a surface becomes dirty, spray with a mild soapy water solution and rinse with clear water. Do not use high pressure spray or solvents. For harder to clean areas or damaging coating, recoat with POLAGARD S. 

 

Precautions:

POLAGARD S is an alkaline water-based product. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.  In case of contact, immediately flush with clear water. For eye contact, get medical attention in addition to flushing. Avoid inhalation of spray mist. If spray mist is inhaled, seek immediate medical attention.  In case of ingestion, induce vomiting and seek immediate medical attention. Wear rubber gloves, coveralls and safety goggles when applying this product.

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

For additional information, contact the Andek Technical Department.

 

Technical Data:

Andek Polagard S

 

 

Notice: The information presented herein is based on tests and data that Andek Corporation believes to be reliable. It is intended for use by technically qualified personnel at their own discretion and risk. Since conditions of handling and use are beyond our control, we make no warranties, express or implied, and assume no liability in connection with any use of this information. Nothing herein is to be construed as a license to operate or a recommendation to infringe any patent.