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ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium

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wet look sealer ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium

ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium is a wet look sealer with a difference! This Guard Industry product gives porous and low-porosity mineral surfaces an intense “wet effect”. In other words, it provides the same colour enhancement as a wet surface. It also restores and revives the original colour of old faded surfaces. ProtectGuard WF Premium is traffic resistant and produces a true, long lasting wet look effect. It also has excellent water, oil and stain repellent properties. It is by far the best colour enhancing sealer we have ever seen!

The Problem with Traditional Types of Wet Look Sealer

Your average wet look sealer is a solvent (oil) based acrylic. These products create a thick layer on the surface which is not breathable. Any moisture that gets into the substrate, cannot escape through the sealer. Over time this moisture which is trying to escape will cause the sealer film to delaminate from the surface. These failures appear as white patches. These stand out in contrast to the rest of the rest of the darkened surface. The only way to fix this is by stripping off the sealer and starting over.

Further, the colour enhancement of a standard wet look sealer diminishes over time. A typical solvent acrylic wet look sealer will look close to wet for the first week. Within a month the colour depth is about half of what it was.

Delaminated Solvent Acrylic Wet Look Sealer
Delaminated solvent wet look sealer – the dark spots is how it should all look.

By six months there is no significant colour enhancement over a non enhancing sealer. This is because the wet look is produced by the oil based components of the solvent. Most, if not all of these components are volatile, meaning they evaporate into the atmosphere. As they migrate out of the substrate and the sealer the colour goes along with them.

Solvent based acrylic wet look sealer contains up to 80% xylene and other hazardous volatile hydrocarbons. These compounds are known as volatile organic compounds or VOC’s. These VOC’s evaporate and create a respiratory hazard for applicators, clients and anyone else exposed to them. They are quite pungent and you can easily smell if a solvent based acrylic has been used.

The majority of these components are released during application and curing.  So after a week, which is the average curing time for such products, most of the VOC’s have escaped. However, low levels of VOC’s will continue to leach out of the sealer and the substrate for months to come. These low levels go unnoticed by most home owners. But if you have pre-existing sensitivities, or have children or pets that will spend a lot of time on the sealed surfaces, there could be ill effects.

A solvent acrylic wet look sealer will make the surface slippery. As such these products should be avoided wherever slipperiness is of concern. Particularly on sloped external footpaths and walkways, or area’s where the surface is often wet.


Why ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium is a Better Colour Enhancing Sealer

Like all Guard Industry Sealers, ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium does not produce a surface film, but penetrates into the surface. This means that the substrate can freely breathe. So any moisture that gets in can evaporate from the surface as water vapour. In addition, since the colour enhancement has gone deep into the substrate, the wet look will not wear away to create an unsightly contrast in high wear areas. It can only wears away if the surface itself gets worn down. Also, it cannot delaminate, blister or peel.

Since it penetrates into the surface and produces no surface film, it does not make surfaces slippery. As such it is a great colour enhancing sealer for external paths, walk ways and surrounds. It is also a great option for honed concrete around pools. The colour enhancement will hide scratches from course grinds, or even shot blasting. Enabling a very course surface with grip levels that are not normally possible with a colour enhanced look.

Further, the colour enhancement is permanent! This colour enhancing sealer retains it’s enhancing properties throughout it’s service life. It will look as good after a couple of years as it does after a week.

A+ Indoor Air Quality Certification Logo

ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium is a 98% active product. This means that you get excellent coverage rates, up to 20m2/L on dense surfaces. The remainder is solvent and is required so that the sealer does not set in the container. The solvent used is an eco, non hazardous alcohol based solvent. This wet look sealer contains less than 160g/L total VOC’s and achieves an A+ indoor air quality rating. This makes it safe to use even in enclosed areas.

ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium wet look sealer also provides a protection against water, oil and stains. It also provides long-term protection for materials and prevents the principal causes of deterioration such as atmospheric pollution, dirt and grease. It slows down the ageing of the support and makes it easier to maintain.

ProtectGuard Wet Finish colour enhancing sealer is an impregnation product, the support can still let through air and water vapour.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

2 Litre, 5 Litre, 20 Litre, 250ml


Colour Enhancing, Gloss Finish, Satin Finish, Wet Look


Solvent Based


Hydrophobic (Water Repellent), Oil Repellent, Penetrating, Stain Protection

Product Type



Guard Industry


  • Produces a wet effect that really revives the colour
  • New technology: lasts for 3 times longer
  • Limits penetration by water and dirt
  • Improves resistance against freezing and thawing
  • Lets the support breathe
  • Can be reapplied without removing everything
  • Economical: very good return
  • Low VOC and eco-solvent
  • No toxic smell
  • Ready to use


  • Drying Time:
    – Protected drying: 24 hours
    – Optimum effectiveness obtained after 7 days
  • Coverage:
    – Average: 25m2/L
    – Low porous materials: 10-20m2/kg
    – Polished or crystalised materials: 20-35m2/kg
  • Clean-up:  Clean tools and equipment used with white spirit immediately after use.
  • Equipment needed:
    – Application: short-nap roller or brush for acrylic varnish
    – Wiping: micro fibre cloth
  • Odour:  Characteristic


ProtectGuard WF Premium is used both indoors and outdoors on horizontal and vertical surfaces of porous or low-porosity material: limestone, terra cotta, clay, brick, natural and reconstituted stone, blue stone, concrete, marble, granite etc.

ProtectGuard WF Premium is used in new works or renovation.


Preparation of support:


  • Shake the package thoroughly before use and use the pure product: do not dilute or mix with another product.
  • Carry out a preliminary test on a small area.
    – Apply in one thin layer without excess. It is not necessary to soak the tool with the product, just a small amount of product is enough.
    – Do not overload the support; all of the product must penetrate the surface.
    STEP 2: WIPE
    – After 10 minutes, the treated material must be wiped off and polished with a lint-free microfiber cloth.
    – On large surfaces, apply by steps to avoid walking on the product when wiping.
  •  Where necessary, apply a further layer to homogenize the wet effect.


  • Respiratory protection: Wear an ABEK-type mask.
  • Protection of hands: Wear fluoride rubber gloves.
  • Protection of skin : Wear suitable safety clothing.
  • Protection of eyes: Wear hermetic protective goggles (ref. standard EN 166).
  • If swallowed: Do not induce vomiting. Contact a doctor or specialist.

Data Sheets

Technical Data Sheet – WF Preimum
Safety Data Sheet – WF Preimum

23 reviews for ProtectGuard Wet Finish Premium

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Christine S.

    Great product. Very pleased with result.

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  2. 4 out of 5

    Stephen N.

    Applied thin coat , have buffed lightly, twice , looks fabulous, but after 27hrs , still not dry. Not sure what to do now, see how it looks in another day

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul D.

    Amazing product. Work better than expected. Made the machine marks disappear on natural polished tiles.

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Q & A

Can i use this on a porous concrete slab that i have recently put a matte water based sealer on? Thank you Zane asked on February 2, 2023

The wet finish product needs to be able to penetrate into the slab to be able to darken it. If you put water on the concrete and it still all wets out completely then you should be ok. There is also a slight risk of reaction of the solvent with the water based product, but if it still wets out there probably isn't enough to cause issues anyway. Test by putting methylated spirits on a section of the slab that you had already sealed.

admin answered on February 3, 2023 store manager
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Can I use this on travatine pavers Bevan Bartlett asked on January 7, 2023

Yes, it's great for travertine as it brings out all the natural colours without making the stone slippery. Just be sure to wipe off all excess before it dries or else you will get shiny/slippery patches where it doesn't soak in.

admin answered on January 9, 2023 store manager
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