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SB6700 Hurricane Sealer

WET LOOK CONCRETE AND PAVER SEALER


Hurricane CAT-5 is an ultra premium, 2 component water-based urethane specifically designed for pavers, but is also equally as effective on all types of concrete and even some stone and masonry applications. CAT-5 represents the next generation in coatings technology. Not only does it boast a safe, low VOC, water-based formula... IT ACTUALLY WORKS! This is something we seldom get to say about any exterior film-forming water-based product!

On pavers, CAT-5 provides the rich enhanced color and "wet look" everyone wants, along with superior stabilization of the sand joints. This unique formula can even be used on damp surfaces without the risk of turning white like cheap solvent-based acrylics. Now, instead of waiting for days for your pavers to dry, you can now clean, sand and seal all in one day. CAT-5 has very low odor and applies quickly and easily by sprayer or roller, eliminating the need for respirators and toxic solvents.

CAT-5 is also perfect for all types of outdoor concrete, especially exposed aggregate, stamped concrete and stained concrete. CAT-5 can be used as a high performance sealer for all types of concrete surfaces.

As a true "Professional Grade" product, CAT-5 comes in a super-concentrated formula that you dilute with water to make up to 21 gallons of ready to use product! This not only saves big on shipping costs, it also allows the user the versatility to customize the perfect product for each specific situation or condition. See the "Detailed Info" for our recommended mixing and dilution guide.

 

Trident Hurricane CAT-5 is perfect for all types of Pavers and Concrete:

Pavers
Sealer for Pavers
Stained Floors
Concrete floor primer
Exposed Aggregate
Exposed Aggregate Sealer
Stamped Concrete
Sealer for stamped concrete
 
Not sure which product is right for you?
We Offer Sample Sizes of All Our Most Popular Products.. Including CAT-5!

 

Essentials

  • Ultra-High Performance
  • Enhanced "Wet Look"
  • Semi-gloss Finish
  • For all types of Concrete and Pavers
  • 2k Water Based Pure Urethane
  • Can be used on damp surfaces
  • Easy spray application
  • Coverage - See Detailed Info

 


Video showing the CAT-5 mixing and dilution process!

Video showing the joint sand installation process!
 

Product Estimate Guide: Coverage rates are approximate and will vary depending on substrate density, porosity and temperature. These rates are for the average amount of concentrate you will need to complete various types of sealing projects. See "Detailed Info" for more about each type of application.

New pavers: 150-200 sq. ft. / gallon
Previously sealed pavers: 200-250 sq. ft. / gallon
Troweled concrete floors: ‍750-1000 sq. ft. / gallon
Exposed aggregate: 200 sq. ft. / gallon
Stamped concrete: 200-225 sq. ft. / gallon
Broom swept concrete: 175-200 sq. ft. / gallon

 

Tech Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

 

CA WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including diuron, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

 


Detailed Info!

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SEK 6700 / Trident Hurricane CAT 5

Hurricane CAT-5 is one of the most versatile and best performing sealers we have ever used. It's two component pure urethane formula is extremely durable, chemical resistant and deep penetrating, making it superior to almost all other exterior sealers. CAT-5 can be used on all types of surfaces including pavers, concrete, brick and stone.

CAT-5 comes packaged in a 7 gallon kit. This kit contains Part:A and Part:B that must be mixed to activate the product and begin the hardening process. Unlike other sealers like acrylics that simply "dry" by evaporation of the water or solvent they are dissolved in, CAT-5 hardens by a chemical reaction created when the two parts are mixed together. This chemical reaction curing process is what makes CAT-5 so much more durable and moisture resistant than other products.

Probably the most advanced feature of the Hurricane System is it's ability to make cleaning and sealing an easy ONE DAY PROCESS! It's unique composition allows CAT-5 to be used on pavers immediately after cleaning, without waiting days for the pavers to dry and without the worry of the sealer turning white from moisture.

Although CAT-5 was originally designed for enhancing and protecting pavers, it works equally as well, on all types of concrete and many other surfaces. Exposed Aggregate, Travertine, Brick and Broom Swept Concrete just to name a few. It's performance and ease of application on concrete rivals almost everything else on the market.

Also don't forget that Hurricane CAT-5 comes in a high-solids ultra-concentrate form. This means you get a lot of bang for your buck! Recommended dilution ratios vary depending on the type of surface you are working on and specific environmental conditions. See info below for more about recommended dilution ratios.

 

CAT-5 can be used clear, or tinted with color from our AquaPack Color System.

 

Color Tint For Paver SealerAquaPack Color System:

Color can be added to CAT-5 to create beautiful, rich, transparent colors. AquaPacks are available in 6 neutral colors to fit any style. Colors can also be mixed to create endless combinations. Average color loading for a semi-transparent color is approximately 1 oz. of color / gallon of mixed and diluted sealer. Simply add less pigment to achieve a more translucent color. For lighter colors it may take more and darker colors may take less depending on the application. Do not add too much color! Over pigmenting may cause color float or streaking. Especially in the darker colors! Do not allow product to puddle during application! Apply sealer by sprayer only. Rollers will leave streaks and marks in the color.

 

Note: Because CAT-5 is so versatile and has so many possible applications, be sure to use only the cleaning, prep and application methods that are suitable for the surface you are sealing. The following are basic cleaning, preparation, mixing and application guidelines, but they may not be suitable for every situation. Coverage rates are only estimates and will vary based on surface porosity and size of sand joints.

 

Cleaning and Preparation Instructions

1. Completely remove all oils and contaminates from the surface. This may be done by hand scrubbing, pressure washing, sand blasting, shot blasting, diamond grinding and/or auto scrubbing. (Although CAT-5 is compatible with many other types of sealers, it is ALWAYS recommended to completely remove any existing sealers or coatings before application) Use only cleaning methods suitable for the substrate you are cleaning. Area to be treated must be clean and not hydro-phobic.

2. Use only the amount of cleaners necessary to remove contaminates, oils, fluids and sealers from the substrate. If using acidic cleaners to remove efflorescence, calcium, rust, etc., be sure to neutralize and restore pH with . Rinse thoroughly! Surface and pores must be clean and free of all chemicals before applying CAT-5.

3. If using over trowel finished concrete, diamond grinding is always recommended to open the surface and allow adhesion of the sealer. Do not grind finer than 100 grit. Beyond 100 grit, sealer adhesion will be compromised. If diamond grinding is not possible, first etch with .

4. On pavers, always repair any loose pavers or damaged sand joints before application. Wet-sanding with a coarse angular sand is the recommended procedure. Dry sweeping sand will create weak un-compacted joints that can collapse as sealer is applied. Blow any loose sand from the surface before application.

 

Properly Sanded

 

Mixing Instructions

Your CAT-5 kit will be shipped in two separate packages. For each kit you order, you will receive:

- One 5 gallon plastic pail containing PartA
- Two 1 gallon metal cans containing PartB

These are the two components that will make up your Hurricane CAT-5 Sealer Concentrate.

Often you may have the need to mix smaller batches for sample areas or smaller projects. To mix less than a full kit, use the mix ratio of 2.5(A) : 1(B).

After mixing, the product must be used within two (2) hours and cannot be stored for future use. Never mix more product than you can apply in a 2 hour time frame. At the instant you mix these components, the curing process will begin.

Once PartA and PartB have been mixed, the Concentrate can be diluted with up to 3 parts water to 1 part sealer. See specific applications below for recommended dilution ratios. (DO NOT APPLY WITHOUT DILUTION)

 

1. Before mixing, you will first need to determine the approximate amount of concentrate you will need to mix (and then dilute) to complete the portion of your project you have planned. This may take a bit of figuring based on the dilution ratio(s) you plan to use, rate of application and number of coats you plan to apply. If you haven't already, be sure to accurately measure the area you will be sealing. (length x width = area)

Below, you will find a list of common applications, along with detailed application instructions, dilution ratios and application rates. Use this info to estimate the amount of concentrate you will need to mix.

2. Once you have determined the amount of concentrate you need to mix, measure each component carefully at the mix ratio of 2.5(A) : 1(B)

3. Pour Part:B into Part:A while stirring with clean paint stick. Make sure all measured Part:B gets out of the container and into the mix. (Part:B is thick and sticky)

4. Mix thoroughly (but gently) with drill and . Concentrate is now ready to be diluted with water.

Typically you will only be using two dilution ratios. Either 2 parts water : 1 part concentrate or 1 part water : 1 part concentrate.

5. Measure the amount of clean water needed to make the dilution you need into a clean pail large enough to hold the complete mix.

6. Pour already mixed concentrate into pre-measured amount of water. Stir well with paint stick. (Note: Always add concentrate to water. Adding water to the concentrate can cause the mix to foam, especially if from a garden hose)

7. If a tinted sealer is desired, you should now add the desired amount of . Again, stir well with paint stick.

8. For additional slip resistance or added texture, may be added after Parts A & B have been thoroughly mixed. Adding Surface Grip is a great way to reduce slip and falls, reduce gloss/reflection and also hide minor imperfections in the concrete. Follow mixing instructions and do not overload system. When using a non-skid additive in CAT-5, do not add to first coat. Add it to second coat. The addition of an anti-skid additive will make spraying difficult, so roll-on application is typically recommended when using Surface Grip. All non-skid additives may shorten the life of the film to some degree.

9. Product is now ready to apply!

 

Specific Applications

Sealing Pavers:

1. Using a battery-operated pump system or pump sprayer, uniformly apply a heavy flood coat for joint stabilization. Hold sprayer tip 10" – 12" from the paver surface and use overlapping passes to cover the entire area with a heavy flood coat. (avoid overspray on adjacent surfaces, rinse any overspray with water). We recommend 2 parts water : 1 part concentrate for the flood coat application. The purpose of the flood coat is to fully saturate the sand joints and "lock" them together.

2. After flood coat application, a foam squeegee or leaf blower (at low speed) can be used to gently move sealer into the joints for uniform application. Avoid leaving any un-absorbed puddles on the surface. Allow flood coat to dry until fully absorbed and no white areas are visible. CAT-5 appears white when initially applied, but dries crystal clear.

3. Now you are ready to apply a lighter top coat (second coat) to further enhance the color and create the finished sheen and appearance. We typically recommend 1 part water : 1 part concentrate for the top coat application, but 2:1 can also be used if a lower level of gloss is desired.

4. Make sure all sprinklers are turned off for a 24 hour period of time. Apply only if rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. Do not apply below 50° F.

5. Allow surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before foot traffic and 48 hours before vehicle traffic.

Flood Coat = 2:1 dilution applied at 80-100 sq. ft. / gallon
Top Coat = 1:1 dilution applied at 200-250 sq. ft. / gallon
Total Paver Project Estimate Rate = 150-200 sq. ft. / gallon of CAT-5 Concentrate... This means a 7gallon kit should be enough product to complete a 1050-1400 sq. ft. paver project. This includes both coats and is based on un-sealed pavers with average sand joints. Previously sealed pavers or pavers with polymeric sand will typically be less absorbent and may require lighter coats, or possibly only one "top coat", depending on condition of the existing sealer.

 

Exposed Aggregate Concrete:

Everything that makes CAT-5 the best paver sealer on the market, also makes it awesome for exposed aggregate too. Superior durability, resistance to moisture, and a beautiful "wet look" combined with the easiest application possible, make this a great option for aggregate. Since CAT-5 comes in a concentrate form, it is actually price comparable to seemingly less expensive acrylics.

1. Using a battery-operated pump system or pump sprayer, uniformly apply a single heavy coat to aggregate surface. Hold sprayer tip 10" - 12" from the concrete surface and use overlapping passes to cover the entire area. (avoid overspray on adjacent surfaces, rinse any overspray with water). We recommend 1 part water : 1 part concentrate for sealing exposed aggregate. Apply heavy enough that sealer begins to pool around the aggregate stones, but no more than halfway up the pebbles or stones. If needed, sealer can be immediately back-rolled or gently brushed with a soft, wide applicator brush to remove any puddles and help create a more uniform application.

2. In most cases, one saturating coat is all that is recommended. If additional gloss is desired, a second lighter coat at the same dilution ratio can be applied. Apply second coat as soon as first coat is fully absorbed and no white areas are visible.

3. Make sure all sprinklers are turned off for a 24 hour period of time. Apply only if rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. Do not apply below 50° F.

4. Allow surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before foot traffic and 48 hours before vehicle traffic.

Aggregate Sealer = 1:1 dilution applied at approximately 100 sq. ft. / gallon
Aggregate Sealing Product Estimate Rate = approximately 200 sq. ft. / gallon of CAT-5 Concentrate... This means a 7gallon kit should be enough product to seal approximately 1400 sq. ft. of exposed aggregate.

 

Stamped Concrete:

Hurricane CAT-5 is also a great choice for sealing, restoring and/or re-coloring stamped concrete. CAT-5 can be used clear or combined with our AquaPack Color System to add, enhance or completely re-color worn stamped concrete. CAT-5 should be applied to stamped concrete using several thin coats, rather than one heavy coat. This reduces the risk of puddles forming in the stamped texture.

1. First determine if you will be adding color to your sealer. For re-coloring stamped concrete, we recommend two or three light coats (first two coats with color, and then a final clear top-coat to protect the colored surface below) If using without color, product can be applied in either a 2 or 3 coat process, depending on porosity and gloss desired.

2. Using a battery-operated pump system or pump sprayer, uniformly apply a light wet coat to concrete surface. Use overlapping passes and a fine spray tip to cover the entire area. (avoid overspray on adjacent surfaces, rinse any overspray with water). We recommend 2 parts water : 1 part concentrate for the 1st and 2nd coats. Apply only enough to evenly wet the surface. Do not allow deep puddles to form in the grooves or texture. If needed, sealer can be immediately back-rolled to remove any puddles and help create a more uniform application.

3. Allow first coat to dry until fully absorbed and no white areas are visible. Second coat can now be applied in the same manner as first coat. (if only applying two coats, proceed to final top-coat application)

4. Final clear top-coat can now be applied as soon as previous coat has fully absorbed and no white areas are visible. We recommend 1 part water : 1 part concentrate for the final top-coat. Apply in the same manner as previous coats, applying only enough to evenly wet the surface. Do not allow to puddle. If needed, sealer can be immediately back-rolled to remove any puddles and help create a more uniform application.

5. Make sure all sprinklers are turned off for a 24 hour period of time. Apply only if rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. Do not apply below 50° F.

6. Allow surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before foot traffic and 48 hours before vehicle traffic. Remember, stamped concrete can be easily damaged by scraping, shoveling and the use of snow blowing equipment!

First Coat = 2:1 dilution applied at 200-250 sq. ft. / gallon
Second Coat = 2:1 dilution applied at 250-300 sq. ft. / gallon
Top Coat = 1:1 dilution applied at 225-275 sq. ft. / gallon
Total Stamped Concrete Project Estimate Rate = approximately 200-225 sq. ft. / gallon of CAT-5 Concentrate... This means a 7gallon kit should be approximately enough product to complete a 1400 sq. ft. stamped concrete project. This includes three coats and is based on heavily worn concrete with very little or no remaining previous sealer. Previously sealed concrete will typically be less absorbent and may require lighter and/or fewer coats, depending on condition of the existing sealer.

 

Broom Swept Concrete:

Hurricane CAT-5 can be used clear or combined with our AquaPack Color System to seal or seal & color all types of outdoor concrete. CAT-5 should be applied to broom swept concrete using multiple light coats, rather than one heavy coat.

1. First determine if you will be adding color to your sealer. For coloring concrete, we recommend two or three light coats (first two coats with color, and then a final clear top-coat to protect the colored surface below) If using without color, product can be applied in either a 2 or 3 coat process, depending on porosity and gloss desired.

2. Using a battery-operated pump system or pump sprayer, uniformly apply an even wet coat to concrete surface. Use overlapping passes and a fine spray tip to cover the entire area. (avoid overspray on adjacent surfaces, rinse any overspray with water). We recommend 2 parts water : 1 part concentrate for the 1st and 2nd coats. Apply only enough to evenly wet the surface. Do not allow to puddle. If needed, sealer can be immediately back-rolled to remove any puddles and help create a more uniform application.

3. Allow first coat to dry until fully absorbed and no white areas are visible. Second coat can now be applied in the same manner as first coat. (if only applying two coats, proceed to final top-coat application)

4. Final clear top-coat can now be applied as soon as previous coat has fully absorbed and no white areas are visible. We recommend 1 part water : 1 part concentrate for the final top-coat. Apply in the same manner as previous coats, applying only enough to evenly wet the surface. Do not allow to puddle. If needed, sealer can be immediately back-rolled to remove any puddles and help create a more uniform application.

5. Make sure all sprinklers are turned off for a 24 hour period of time. Apply only if rain is not expected for at least 24 hours. Do not apply below 50° F.

6. Allow surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before foot traffic and 48 hours before vehicle traffic. Remember, colored concrete can be easily damaged by scraping, shoveling and the use of snow blowing equipment!

First Coat = 2:1 dilution applied at 200-225 sq. ft. / gallon
Second Coat = 2:1 dilution applied at 250-300 sq. ft. / gallon
Top Coat = 1:1 dilution applied at 225-275 sq. ft. / gallon
Total Broomed Concrete Project Estimate Rate = approximately 175-200 sq. ft. / gallon of CAT-5 Concentrate... This means a 7gallon kit should be enough product to complete a 1225-1400 sq. ft. broom swept concrete project. This includes three coats and is based on bare concrete with no previous sealer. Previously sealed concrete will typically be less absorbent and may require lighter and/or fewer coats, depending on condition of the existing sealer.

 

 

Of course, having the right tools will make your job easier, so scroll to the bottom to see our recommended Sprayers, Brushes and Application Tools!

 

Maintenance

Like all things, maintaining optimal protection of a sealed surface requires scheduled maintenance. Once properly applied, surfaces sealed with CAT-5 may periodically require a light cleaning to remove dirt, dust, mud, etc. In most cases, low pressure water is all that is needed for routine cleaning. Do not use a hot-water pressure washer unless you are preparing to apply a maintenance coat of CAT-5. Depending on wear and tear, sealed surfaces typically need a maintenance coat every 3-4 years.

 

FAQ's

What sprayer tips/nozzles do you recommend for spraying CAT-5?

For a heavy flood coat to stabilize sand joints on pavers we like the . At 40-50 psi this tip will dump a ton of sealer in a hurry. If you want something a little slower, step down to the Yellow Visiflo (#02).
For the final coat on pavers or when sealing concrete, we prefer one of the . The Black (#10) and Brown (#12) are usually the go-to's, depending on the flow rate desired.

 

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Extra Information

Brand:
SEK / Trident
"Wet Look" Color Enhancement?:
Yes
VOC Compliance:
LADCO (IL,IN,OH)
VOC Compliance:
OTC-Phase-1 (DC,MA,ME,NH,NJ,PA,VA)
VOC Compliance:
OTC-Phase-2 (CT,DE,MD,NY,RI)
VOC Compliance:
Colorado
VOC Compliance:
NW Utah
VOC Compliance:
Maricopa AZ
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2002
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2007
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2020
VOC Compliance:
SCAQMD

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