BRODA Clarity Masonry Concrete Sealer Coating Low-VOC AcrylicBRODA ® CLARITY Masonry - Concrete Acrylic Finish is a water borne, very fine particle size, pure acrylic, cross linking acrylic finish. It provides a water white, flexible, penetrating, vapour permeable, non-ambering finish with excellent UV stability and mildew resistance. BRODA ® CLARITY is a versatile coating with extremely low VOCs, low odour, is non-flammable and can be applied over a wide range of temperatures and humidity.

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MSDS: CLARITY Masonry-Concrete.pdf

If you have any questions about applying BRODA ® CLARITY MC, give us a call, toll-free at 1-888-311-5339

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  Where to use

Wood staining tools Tools and equipment
you will need
How to prepare wood for staining Preparing The Surface
for BRODA ® Coatings
  Restoring Weathered Wood
how to apply wood stain low-VOC Applying BRODA ®

Cleaning Up with
BRODA ® Coatings


Use on interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces such as concrete walls, pillars, exposed aggregate, paving stones and bricks.

Coverage: Rough surfaces: 150 - 300 sq. ft. / gallon / coat. Smooth surfaces: 250 - 400 sq. ft. / gallon / coat.

Tools & Equipment You Will Need, BRODA® CLARITY MC

Brush: Use a synthetic bristle brush or applicator pad

Roller: Not recommended 

Spray-Airless: Pressure: 2000 psi Tip:  .011 -- .015  

Spray-HVLP: Tip: Standard needle 

Depending on the job, a good quality power washer may also be required.
Tape, tarps, trays and some rags will always come in handy.

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Preparing The Surface for BRODA® Coatings
Remove all existing paints, coatings, mildew, wax, oil, dirt and deteriorated substrate.  
(Replace all deteriorated substrate as required) 

Concrete: For optimum adhesion etch smooth concrete surfaces.

Masonry: Clean all grout and mortar from rock surfaces.

Rough Wood Surfaces:  Power wash at 500 psi. 

Smooth Wood Surfaces:  Sand to 80 grit for exterior, sand as needed for interior.  

New wood: Remove all mill glaze. (the glossy surface on planed or new lumber surfaces)
Pressure Treated Wood:  Test the absorbency of the wood by sprinkling water on the surface. If the water penetrates into the wood quickly, the wood is ready to finish. If the water beads up or does not penetrate, allow the wood to weather and test for absorbency again. Do not sand pressure treated lumber. Due to the green or brown tone of many brands of pressure treated lumber, the colour of the BRODA ® CLARITY MC may look different from the colour selected. Always test for colour and appearance in an inconspicuous area. 

Removing Mildew: If after cleaning, the surface appears dirty, suspect mildew. Remove mildew before painting with a solution of 1 pint bleach and 1 gallon water. Apply the solution and scrub the area. Allow bleach solution to remain on the surface for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water until there is no bleach odor. Apply diluted acid based wood cleaner to neutralize bleach. Rinse well until sudsing no longer persists. Wear protective eyewear, rubber gloves, and 
protective clothing. Quickly wash off any of the cleaning solutions which come in contact with your skin. Do not add detergents or ammonia to the bleach/water solution. Apply appropriate patching and filling materials to cracks, nail holes and other surface imperfections. Filled areas may take BRODA ® CLARITY differently. Do not get caulk or primer on areas to receive BRODA ® CLARITY. 
BRODA ® CLARITY will appear different over caulk or primer. 
Optimum wood surface pH is slightly alkaline.

Restoring Weathered Wood
: To clean and brighten weathered wood, we recommend using X180 Weathered Wood Restorer. Once you have power washed the surface, apply the X180 as per manufacturer's directions. Make sure all landscaping and surfaces you DON’T want restored are covered with tarps top protect from overspray. Do not apply in direct sunlight or when it is too hot out, because the X180 will only work when it is wet. 
Let it sit for about an hour or so, then rinse well. There must be no soap bubbles in the water when all the X180 is rinsed off. Let surface dry to slightly damp.

Stir containers of BRODA ® CLARITY WS well. DO NOT SHAKE. Intermix same colours from the same job together.

Broda Clarity may be applied to dry or damp surfaces. Apply an even application, achieving recommended coverage. Spread any runs, puddles or drips evenly. On wood, sand lightly between coats. Do not apply if freezing temperatures are anticipated within 24 hours.

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Important: Do not apply in direct sunlight. Apply from bottom to top of project. Apply up and down on vertical siding and posts. 
Apply side to side on horizontal siding and logs.

Drying Time: @ 50% Relative Humidity:  
Touch:  @5C : 4 hours  @12C: 1 hour  @20C: .5 hour 
Recoat:  @5C:  12 hours  @12C: 8 hours  @20C: 4 hours 
Temperature and humidity dependent. Air and surface temperature should not drop below 1C for 48 hours after application. 
Coats: 2-3 coats depending on protection and sheen required

Cleaning Up with BRODA® Coatings: 
Clean spills and spatters immediately with soap and warm water. Clean hands and tools immediately after use with soap and warm water.  After cleaning, flush spray equipment with mineral spirits to prevent rusting of the equipment if  recommended by the manufacturer. Follow manufacturer’s safety recommendations when using mineral spirits.  
If you’ve been staining all day, it’s probably a good idea to clean yourself up, too. Again, soap and water is best.

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Now that you’re all done, time to relax, West-Coast BRODA® Style!
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