5 GAL Armor AR500 High Gloss Solvent Based Acrylic Concrete Sealer and Paver Sealer
(as of Feb 28,2022 18:27:00 UTC – Details)
The Armor AR500 is a solvent based acrylic high gloss wet look sealer that is designed to seal, enhance, and protect a variety of interior and exterior surfaces. The Armor AR500 penetrates deep into the surface where it chemically bonds to the pores of the concrete and pavers, creating a long lasting, non-yellowing, breathable finish that enhances dull or faded surfaces by creating a darkened wet look, and high gloss finish.
Made from non-recycled US manufactured resinsBreathable, low VOCCan be applied with a roller or sprayerNon-yellowing and UV resistantWill reduce concrete dusting and deterioration caused by surface abrasionOffers resistance to water, stains, some chemicals, and salt damageOffers superior adhesion to a variety of concrete and paver surfacesWill bring out the color in dull or faded concrete and pavers by darkening them to give them a “wet look”Offers a durable high gloss finishSelf-priming, easy recoat and low maintenanceWhen properly applied can last up to 2-5 years before the need for a recoatCan be applied to unsealed surfaces, or surfaces previously sealed with a solvent based acrylic
When applied in clear, the Armor AR500 will darken the surface to bring out the natural coloring the concrete or pavers, and seal it with a transparent high gloss finish.
The actual level of gloss and enhancement received will depend on the type and age of the surface, age, porosity, condition, applicator, application method, and amount of material applied. For an accurate representation of what your surface will look like once sealed, we suggest applying the product to a test area first.
The Armor AR500 is designed for use on poured concrete, stamped concrete, aggregate concrete, and concrete paver surfaces. Do not apply this product to red clay brick, slate, flagstone, or other types of natural stone. If you are looking to seal red clay brick, slate, flagstone, or any other type of natural stone, consider instead the Armor WL550 or the Armor SX5000 WB.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the surface be slippery when wet? Yes, the surface may be slippery when wet because the sealer prevents water from absorbing into the surface. Foundation Armor manufactures a fine non-slip additive and a coarse non-slip additive that can easily be mixed into the sealer before applying.
How long does the sealer last? The Armor AR500 can last up to 2-5 years before the need to reseal. Surface porosity, environment, surface abrasion, and the amount of material applied will ultimately determine the life of the sealer. Typically, exterior substrates are sealed every 1-3 years and interior substrates are sealed every 3-7 years.
Is the Armor AR500 breathable? Yes, the Armor AR500 is a breathable acrylic sealer.
Is the Armor AR500 UV stable? Yes, the Armor AR500 is UV stable and will not yellow from exposure to UV rays.
What if I want a low gloss? If you want a low gloss consider the Armor AR350 instead.
How To Apply
The Armor AR500 can be applied with a 3/8-1/2” nap roller, or an acetone/solvent resistant HVLP sprayer with Viton seals. For a consistent wet look and high gloss finish, apply two coats spaced 24 hours apart.
Time Of Day
The Armor AR500 should only be applied in the early evening (around 5 PM or later) when air and surface temperatures are declining, and when the sun is no longer positioned over the surface.
The Armor AR500 should be applied to a completely clean and dry surface. If the surface was cleaned with water or pressure washed prior to application, allow the surface to dry for at least 24 hours before sealing. While the surface may appear dry and feel dry to touch, water below the surface trapped in the pores can cause the same issues. While pressure washing the surface is typically sufficient, spot treatment may be necessary for deep or older stains.
The Armor AR500 is designed specifically for use on unsealed concrete and concrete paver surfaces, as well as concrete and concrete pavers previously sealed with a solvent based acrylic. Do not apply this product over a surface previously sealed with a water based acrylic, or any other type of film-forming sealer. If the surface is smooth troweled, or does not easily accept water, acid etching may be required prior to applying sealer. It is always suggested to apply the Armor AR500 to a test area to verify absorption, coverage, compatibility, and project suitability.
Porous Surfaces: Up to 175 FT2/gallon in one coat. Smooth Surfaces (once properly prepped): Up to 200-225 FT2/gallon in one coat.
Coverage will vary depending on porosity, surface condition, application method, and the amount of material applied by the applicator. The above coverage rates are estimates and will vary. Two coats are suggested for even coverage and appearance.
About Foundation Armor
Foundation Armor is a family owned and operated business. We take pride in the quality of our products, the accuracy of our information, and the honesty of our technicians and sales staff. We will never promise a product will do something it can’t, we won’t make false claims or warranties, and we won’t sell you a product if it isn’t appropriate for your application. Our products are manufactured in the USA, and we don’t use any recycled or imported resins in any of our formulas. We are always available to our customers to help with everything from product selection and application, to maintenance and reapplication. Our customers are our top priority and your satisfaction is very important to us!
Penetrating high solids, breathable solvent based acrylic coating with unmatched bonding characteristics.
Durable, long lasting. Stands up to abrasion, UV rays, hot tire pick up, hot and cold temperatures.
Long lasting high gloss finish provides up to 2-5 years of life on a two coat application before the need for a recoat. Will bring out color in dull and faded surfaces.
Can be used on poured concrete, stamped concrete, concrete pavers, aggregate, and more.
Can be used on unsealed surfaces, or on surfaces previously sealed with a solvent based acrylic.