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Rainguard Salt Guard Offers Clear Road Salt & Ice Damage Protection

Salt Guard protects all unpainted, porous surfaces prone to ice & salt damage. Salt Guard is the best protection from damage caused by road salt, ice, rain and snow. Formulated with Micro-Lok® technology, Salt Guard creates a micro-molecular chemical and mechanical bond between the Salt Guard chemicals and the surface it has been applied to, preventing moisture from penetrating the surface. Salt Guard also prevents cracking and breaking of wood and masonry caused by continuous freeze/thaw cycles.

Available in a ready-to-use 1 gallon container and money saving concentrates with your choice of a 1 quart concentrate which makes 2 gallons and a 1 quart concentrate which makes 5 gallons of ready-to-use product.  Fast, easy clean up. Simply use soap and water directly after application is completed. Be sure to clean any overspray on glass and decorative metals.

Where is Salt Guard typically use?

  • Homeowner Projects:  Exterior unpainted driveways, walkways, patios, porches

Why Salt Guard?

  • Penetrates deep – Perfect for use on sidewalks, driveways and patios
  • Apply prior to using “Ice Melt” for easy ice and snow removal
  • Can be used on green, newly poured concrete
  • Great winterizing agent – Protects unpainted porous surfaces from icing and salt damage
  • Easy to use – Same day, two coat application using a hand pump garden sprayer
  • Apply in cold weather down to 40°F
  • Easy clean up – Simple rinse with soap and water
  • Low VOC and low odor won’t harm people, pets or plants
  • Protects your investment from continuous freeze/thaw cycles



Color Clear
Sheen/Gloss Level No change in visual appearance
Dry To Re-Coat 60 Minutes
#Coats Recommended 2 coats
Back in-service time 1 hours
Application method Low pressure hand pump or airless sprayer
Where Can it be Used All exterior unpainted porous surfaces
Apply to New Concrete 10 days
Low Application Temperature 40F|10C Surface & Air
 Base  Water
VOC Content <15 g/L
Use on Material Concrete, block, brick, natural stone, wood surfaces
Brick 70 – 140
Stone 70 – 140
Concrete 70 – 140
Wood decking 250
Sidewalks 125
Salt water pool decks 100 – 125


Temperature (surface|air) 40F to 90F (4.4C to 35C) and at least 5F above dew point
Moisture of substrate Less than 15%
Humidity Less than 90%
Rain No rain 48 hrs prior to, 24 hrs after application
Cure time for newly poured concrete 2 days
Application method Use low pressure hand pump or garden sprayer


32 oz 2 Gal Empty 32 oz into 1 gal container, fill with water, stir (7 parts water to 1 part Salt Guard)
32 oz 5 Gal Empty 32 oz into 5 gal container, fill with water, stir (19 part water to 1 part Salt Guard)

Clean and Prep:
Before pressure washing apply and brush out stains using Cleaner/Prep manufactured by Rainguard and available here on our website. Ensure the surface is clean and “bone dry”, thus allowing the sealer to absorb into the surface.

For a proper application, use a hand pumped garden sprayer. Apply 1 (one) heavy saturation coat to ensure the product can penetrate deep into the surface, sealing the pores or capillaries. Once the 1st coat is dry to the touch apply the recommended 2nd saturation coat to ensure best results. Once the 2nd coat is completely dry you can now put any decor, furniture etc. back on the treated surface. IMPORTANT: Avoid letting any water to come in contact with your newly sealed surface for 24 hours. After full cure time is achieved (approximately 4-5 days) you can expect the full beading effect.

Wait to test water repellency after the full chemical cure period. To conduct a test, simply drip some water in a few places where you have sealed the surface, if the drips make the surface darken, this is an indication that it is still absorbing, meaning you need to apply another coating. (more common with older surfaces)

Vertical Surfaces:
Allow product to drip heavily before moving onto the next spot. Heavily saturate the surface maintaining at least a 6-inch drip or run down.

Horizontal Surfaces:
Apply the product until it starts to pool up slightly. You will know enough was applied in any given spot when the product starts to pool (puddle) up with a milky-white color. The puddling will dissipate slowly into the pores so there is no need to back roll or brush them out.

Clean-up is a breeze thanks to our water based formula. Simply rinse out equipment with fresh water after application until it runs clear. Any undesired over-spray on windows or glass can be immediately wiped off. If the product has already dried it can be cleaned off quickly with a rag, warm water, and a mild soap.

1. All surfaces to be coated should be clean of any dirt and grime, efflorescence, lime run, form oils and release agents, grease, mud, excess mortar, and mold and mildew, etc.
2. All cracks should be pointed or caulked. All voids, bee holes, masonry surface defects and openings such as conduits, pipes, drains, door frames, vents, air conditioner openings, electrical openings, control joints, or any dissimilar materials should be repaired using urethane or other approved patching.

Store materials in a well-protected area between 45° and 90°F. Avoid freezing temperatures, direct sunlight, and moisture. Keep away from heat sources.

Brick 70 – 140
Stone 70 – 140
Concrete 70 – 140
Wood decking 250
Sidewalks 125
Salt water pool decks 100 – 125