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5 gal. Concentrated Sodium Silicate Concrete Sealer, Densifier and Hardener

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Armor S2000 is a concentrated sodium silicate concrete floor densifier, hardener and sealer. It chemically reacts with the free lime and calcium in the concrete to form Calcium Silicate Hydrate (CSH) within the pores. It is designed to penetrate and protect the surface by reducing porosity and dusting and improve abrasion resistance and hardness.
  • Dilute 5 gal. with 15 gal. of water to make 20 ready-to-use gallons
  • Will provide an increased surface hardness of up to 45%
  • Through densification, can reduce the movement of water and moisture through the pores of the concrete
  • Will not change the look or color of the concrete and will not leave behind a surface film or coating
  • CSH structure is permanent and will not break down
  • Armor SX5000 water repellent can be applied over surfaces previously treated with the S2000 so long as the S2000 has had 7 days to react
  • Will reduce dusting and deterioration caused by surface abrasion
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Container Size1 Quart5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
Surface LocationDriveway,Exterior Wall,Patio,PaversBasement Floor,Basement Wall,Driveway,Exterior Wall,PatioBasement Floor,Basement Wall,Driveway,Exterior Wall,Garage Floor,Patio,Pavers,PoolBasement Floor,Basement Wall,Driveway,Exterior Wall,Garage Floor,Patio,Pavers,Pool
TransparencyClearClearClearClear
Paint/Stain FeaturesDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade ResistantChemical Resistant,Dries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Skid Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Skid Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Paint & Primer in One,Prevents hot tire pickup,Tintable,UV/Fade Resistant
Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedWater BasedAcrylic
Stain & Sealer In OneNoNoNoNo
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
875

Details

Application Method
Paint Sprayer
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry To Touch Time (hh:mm)
01:00
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Maximum hydrostatic pressure (lb.)
5
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
90
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
50
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Features
Chemical Resistant,Dries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Skid Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Concrete Waterproofer/Sealer
Recommended Number of Coats
2
Returnable
90-Day
Stain & Sealer In One
No
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Concrete
Surface Location
Basement Floor,Basement Wall,Driveway,Exterior Wall,Patio
Transparency
Clear
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Questions & Answers

53Questions13Answers

I used this on my garage floor a week ago, but now I want to skim coat the floor with new concret...

Asked by Tony April 15, 2021
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Answer

A cementitious product applied over a densifier such as the S2000 should not have an issue. You can check with a resurfacing product's manufacturer if needed.

Can cement paint be painted over the silicate after application?

Asked by Mike January 8, 2021
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Answer

Yes you cam paint over. I would apply the Silicate to fresh clean concreate. Allow 30-60 days and paint

Does this have a smell and if so how strong is it, can it be used with just a couple basement win...

Asked by Shopper November 11, 2020
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Answer

The S2000 is odorless and can be used indoors without ventilation.

Could this be used to seal mortar joints in a set of brick stairs? I have repointed my brick sta...

Asked by maace September 29, 2020
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you can use the Silicate over fresh clean morter.

Will this product help protect against road salt?

Asked by Jeff September 7, 2020
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This is really a question a silicon chemist should be answering. Only a couple companies make the siloxane which this is base. Foundation Armor is likely a repackage of one of those companies products. I am not a chemist, but I had a problem with corroded and popped rebar in a concrete slab that could not easily be replaced.. It was the roof of a 70's era fallout shelter and floor of my garage. After jack hammering out and repairing the affected area of the heated garage floor I poured 1" of concrete topping. on the hole floor. After proper curing I used Foundation Armor to seal the surface. That was several winters ago. So far so good. This is the first of several bi monthly questions I have answered. The company that repackages and sells the product should be stepping up and answering these questions.

Can I paint my basement floor after applying the concrete sealer?

Asked by Jason August 27, 2020
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Most paints can be applied over a surface treated with a silicate densifier such as the S2000. After applying the S2000, wait at least 5 days before applying your paint. It's recommended that you run a small test area prior to full application and check with the paint manufacturer if needed. If you basement slab is very dense/power troweled with a surface sheen, you may only need one light coat of diluted S2000 (as opposed to 2 coats for a porous surface).

How many gallons do I need, for a 1,000 sq ft concrete slab?

Asked by Alfie August 18, 2020
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Hi Alfie, Each gallon of S2000 should be diluted with 3 gallons of warm water (makes 4 gallons) and covers about 800 to 1000 square feet with one coat when applied with a cheap $10 garden pump sprayer. You will need 2 to 3 gallons of S2000 to treat 1000 square feet with two coats (or 1 to 2 gallons for one coat). It's best to dilute the S2000 with warm, distilled water.

Can this be top coated with paint? What top coatings are compatible with this product?

Asked by Georgia August 10, 2020
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you can use any paint compatable with concrete

Can this be top coated with paint? Which paints are recommended (oil, latex, epoxy)?

Asked by Georgia August 7, 2020
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Answer

Oil, latex and epoxy paints should not have a bonding issue with a surface treated with the S2000 but you may still want to contact the paint manufacturer to verify. Wait at least 5 days after application of of the S2000 before applying any top coats.

Included is a picture of the technical data sheet included with the product. Why does it state 7 days before using on new, uncured concrete?

Asked by Mc July 31, 2020
1
Answer

It is possible to apply a sodium silicate densifier as soon as 7 days after a concrete pour, however waiting a full 28 days will leave you with drier concrete which allows the sodium silicate to penetrate deeper. As always, Foundation Armor recommends running a small test prior to full application to verify results (surface should look natural after the sodium silicate dries).

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Customer Reviews

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  • 93% recommend this product
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Bought a new home and driveway seemed to be popping up rocks some trash bits and crumbling. Warranty would not do anything so I began research. I found this product and compared it to others along with reading reviews. I wanted a penetrating sealant not just a coating on top and I didn't want to change the appearance. It's not expensive and mixing it with 3gal of water made it enough to generously coat my small driveway. It's water based which I like and dept of transportation uses it too. I applied it and it was easy and dried quickly. I don't see anymore crumbs popping up but it's young yet. It states it lasts years so I hope it works. It seems to be exactly what I needed.
by Chella
We had a concrete patio and walkways that had gotten rained on shortly after pouring. The concre...
We had a concrete patio and walkways that had gotten rained on shortly after pouring. The concrete didn’t cure correctly due to the amount of water that had rained on it. This caused the concrete to scratch easily and to constantly be chalky/dusting. After two applications of Foundation Armor our patio can finally be enjoyed without getting white dust all over our patio furniture or inside our house.
by geauxtigers
Easy to use. I mixed it with three gallons of water in a five gallon pail and used a broom to swe...
Easy to use. I mixed it with three gallons of water in a five gallon pail and used a broom to sweep it on my poured paver driveway. It took two gallons of Foundation Armor + 6 gallons of water to coat a 100' long driveway.
by Jay
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Here in MIAMI we get lots of rain and lots of mold and mildew. Over the years I've had to pressu...
Here in MIAMI we get lots of rain and lots of mold and mildew. Over the years I've had to pressure wash all my cement (2400 sqft) twice a year to rid the mold and mildew. This year I treated all the cement with Foundation Armor's S2000 and after a few months I can see I'm glad I did. The cement dries faster and still looks like the day I pressure cleaned it. S2000 will save me a few days a year of hard labor. Money well spent!
by Dash
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I purchased S2000 densifier to seal the pores in the concrete basement floor of my 110 year old h...
I purchased S2000 densifier to seal the pores in the concrete basement floor of my 110 year old home. We do not have active leaks, but have a general water vapor leaching issue coming up through the floor. The product was easy to apply - a little goes a very long way. I applied with a one gallon garden sprayer and evened out the application with a cloth mop. The densifier dried with a slight white haze in some spots, likely do to my imprecise application, but we plan to cover the floor so this is not a problem for us. I am sure with more precise application, the haze could be avoided. I will not know for some time if the product solved all of our water problems, but I have not seen signs of moisture in the month since application.
by Monica
6 people found this helpful
Power wash than seal!
I love my patio but tired of washing it four times a year. My problems were self inflicted as I love flowers in pots and do a lot of watering. I use timers for drip irrigation, the results for my patio is a lot of green algae. It's spring here in NJ and I decided to try something new, clean it and seal it. The p[atio looks better, before it looked like concrete now it looks more like finished stone.
by Salosenior
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Stopping water penetration through concrete slabs and walls
Foundation Armor's S2000 Sodium Silicate Sealer-Hardener is the preferred way to go, along with their other Siloxane products. It actually stops the water from penetrating while it's still in the wall. It's good for stopping the water and eforvescence from ever reaching the surface. It's also very inexpensive and super easy to apply. Other commonly available sealers which are typically acrylic latex type products only adhere to the inner surface and don't do anything to impede the water while in the wall, and then don't resist the hydrostatic pressure very well once it reaches the the inner surface, and lifts the coating off. That's what is happening to my previously applied acrylic coated basement walls.
by DTM
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We use this product to "glass" eggs. It is a unique approach to preserving eggs. We raise chick...
We use this product to "glass" eggs. It is a unique approach to preserving eggs. We raise chickens and always have excess eggs. This product allows us to preserve eggs for extended periods without spoilage.
by Budman
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