Benefits at a Glance
- Penetrates open pores and fills them forming and impenetrable shield to oil and grease.
- Prevents stains and soils from penetrating concrete with forming a harmful film structure.
- Acid resistant and is a total barrier to oil, water, grease and other common soils.
- No surface film that can wear over time.
- Less maintenance and easier to keep clean.
- Easy to apply in one coat.
- Designed to work with Diamond Xtract Gloss.
Impenetro is a specifically formulated product to prevent stains and soils from penetrating concrete without forming a harmful film structure. It works on the concrete surface to penetrate the open pores and fill them with the product’s active ingredient forming an impenetrable shield to oil and grease while not forming a film. The active ingredient forms a vertical column in the pore that is acid resistant and is a total barrier to oil, water, grease and other common soils that are often spilled or trafficked onto concrete.
Impenetro is different from competitive products that all have one thing in common: they are topical coatings. That is, they are film formers on the surface of the floor. They achieve their stain resistance by being a surface barrier to oil and grease. The major weakness of all the topical products is that over time they wear, leading to highly visible traffic patterns that are difficult to remove. They become soiled; necessitating coating removal and reapplication that translates into heavy maintenance costs which defeats the purpose of densified concrete floors.
The need to remove these coatings and reapply them also raises environmental issues, as the strippers used are not environmentally friendly and the polymeric slurry created in the removal process is even worse.
Nothing adheres to Impenetro not even Impenetro. This adds to the significant advantage for floors protected with Impenetro; they are much easier to maintain and keep clean. Impenetro will last for 2-5 years depending on the maintenance program selected for the concrete surface. Impenetro may need to be reapplied in high traffic areas as new pores in the concrete may be exposed by wear.