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  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Coverage Rate
  • Cure
  • Chemical
  • Application


VandlGuard Single Part Urethane is a premium tough clear, single component, water based, VOC compliant anti-graffiti coating offering long lasting performance up to 60 graffiti removals.   It’s a tough polyurethane that offers better Graffiti, UV and stain resistance than most other products.   It has excellent penetration and adhesion to concrete, porous brick & unglazed tile and most types of decorative acrylic concrete coatings and can be applied in low temperatures down to 40°F.

Great choice for a wide range of commercial and residential projects and especially well suited for murals and other high value and important surfaces.  For 5 year warrantied protection requires only 1 coat application with up to 25 graffiti removals and for 10 year warrantied protection only 2 coats for up to 50 graffiti removals.  This saves 50% in labor costs over other 2 coat 5 year and 33% over other 3 coat 10 year systems.

VandlGuard Single Part Urethane comes in a matte finish, satin and a high gloss option in 1 and 5 gallon containers.

Like most other anti-graffiti coatings, requires use of a sealer on porous, unpainted surfaces.  Rainguard recommends using the Micro-seal Water Repellent/Sealer.  For unpainted ferrous metal surfaces, requires initial application of metal primer. Rainguard offers a trio of premium anti graffiti options when the project requires the best available protection even in low temperature conditions down to 40°F.  Choose which option meets your protection requirements.

None of the VandlGuard anti-graffiti coatings containing urethane will gum up your spray equipment like other urethane graffiti coatings on the market.  Easy to use and easy to clean-up, VandlGuard offers the best in urethane based graffiti protection.

Good:  VandlGuard Single Part Urethane – 1 coat 5 year and 2 coats 10 year protection

Better:  VandlGuard Two Part Urethane – For applications that require a faster cure time, with increased physical and chemical resistance and one day 2 coat application time.

Best:  VandlGuard IsoFree Aliphatic Urethane 2K – “Best in Class” graffiti protection offering the easiest cleaning and quickest graffiti removal with the lowest labor application costs. Save at least 50% in labor costs over other 10 year products.

Rainguard anti-graffiti systems are approved by the City of Los Angeles for use on all city owned buildings, Research Report: RR #25060-T, approved by the Toronto Transit Commission, North America’s largest public transportation system, for use on all owned propertied and specified on all new Walmart retail stores when graffiti protection is required.

Where is VandlGuard Single Part Urethane used?

  • Painted Murals
  • Construction & Remodel Projects:   Exterior building|screen|retaining walls, fences, highway sound barriers, school and public facility interior hallways, restrooms, commercial information signs, bridge abutments, playground park areas
  • Homeowner projects:  Fences, exterior walls, mailboxes, garage doors
  • Non-traditional applications:  Vinyl printed banners, stickers on public use bicycles, flower planters on public streets

Why VandlGuard Urethane?

  • Warranted to sustain repeated graffiti removals to 10 years with and up to 50 graffiti removals
  • Level 9 Cleanability Level for easy graffiti removal (ASTM D6578)
  • Warrantied for over 120 graffiti cleaning cycles without damage to coating
  • One Component easy to work with
  • UV Resistant
  • Low voc, SCAQMD VOC Compliant
  • Choice of High Gloss, Satin or Matte Finish
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Good Chemical Resistance
  • Use on wide range of surfaces including Concrete, Block, Brick, Wood, Metal, Vinyl, Polyethylene
  • Specified by architects in CSI 099623, 099625, 099650
  • On unpainted porous surfaces, initial application of Micro-seal Water Repellent/Sealer required


Solids 52%
Colors Clear
Finish High gloss 90° and Matte finish 3°-6° on glossmeter
VOC <50 g/L ASTM D-3960
Coverage Rate 275 – 400 sq’/gal
Packaging 1 gallon and 5 gallon
Shelf Life 6 months in unopened container
Elongation 150% ASTM D-638
Tensile Strength 6150 psi
Mandrel Bend Test No coating loss at 180 deg rotation
Sand Abrasion Resistance 5-65 litres
Water Vapor Transmission 100% Vapor permeable ASTM E-96
Freeze Thaw Resistance Cracking none, adhesion loss none ASTM C-1262 100 cycles
Salt Fog 3000 hours ASTM B117
Abrasion Resistance < 40 mg ASTM D4060
Flexibility Pass ASTM 2794
Hardness > 2H


Coverage Rate 275 – 400 Sq’/Gal


Pot Life not applicable
Tack Life (dry to touch) 1 hours
Recoat 1-2 hours
Full cure (maximum graffiti resistance) 3

APPLICATION TEMPERATURE: 40-100 degrees F with relative humidity below 80%


 IPA No Effect after 5 Days
MEK No Effect after 5 Days
Toluene No Effect after 5 Days
50% Sodium Hydroxide No Effect after 5 Days
75% Phosphoric Acid No Effect after 5 Days
50% Sulfuric Acid No Effect after 5 Days
Carboxylic Acid No Effect after 5 Days
Aniline Stain only
37% Hydrochloric Acid 4 Hours Blister
NIT 72 Hours Blister
100% Acectic Acid Failure

Rating key: A – not recommended, B – 2 hour term splash spill, C – 8 hour term splash spill, D – 72 hour immersion, E – long term immersion.


1) PRODUCT STORAGE: The recommended storage temperature is approximately 22 °C (72 °F). Do not damage containers. Store in a dry place. Do not store for extended periods in direct sunlight. Protect containers from resin and moisture contamination.

2) SURFACE PREPARATION: All surfaces to be coated should be clean of any dirt and grim, efflorescence, lime run, form oils, release agents, grease, mud, excess mortar, mold and mildew, etc. 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 opening, electrical opening, control joints, or any dissimilar materials should be repaired using urethane or other approved patching. If an acid etch or an acid stain has been applied to the surface, it must be thoroughly flushed to remove all residue and then allow to dry. A

3) PRODUCT MIXING: Improper mixing may result in product failure.  Mix slowly for 2-3 minutes.  Do not shake.  Too vigorous mixing can introduce air bubbles and cause a cratered look on the coating surface.

4) PRODUCT APPLICATION: IMPORTANT: Proper methods to protect from over spraying should be implemented. Atomized particles will adhere to most surfaces and are extremely difficult to remove.  Temperature and humidity directly affect pot life and dry time. Conditions should be between 40 – 95 °F (5 – 35 °C) and humidity should not exceed 80%. Apply using airless spray equipment, rolling, or brushing. Apply VandlGuard® Single-Part as the recommended coverage rates. If spraying apply in a fine mist, cross-hatched pattern to build up the wet coating. As soon as the entire surface has been coated, immediately repeat the process with a second pass.  After 4 hours, you can apply a second coat with the same application method above. Smooth Painted Surfaces Apply two coats of  VandlGuard Single-Part Urethane Clear Coat over high quality exterior paint systems for graffiti resistance. Unpainted Porous Surfaces

  • For unpainted porous surfaces, use Micro-seal Water Repellent/Sealer prior to application of VandlGuard Single Part Urethane.
  • Any runs should be brushed our rolled out immediately before drying

5) CLEANUP: Uncured material can be removed with a water. Cured material can only be removed mechanically. All empty  containers must be disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations.

6) GRAFFITI REMOVAL: Attend to any graffiti as soon as possible. The longer graffiti sits unattended, the harder removal becomes. Within the first couple of days a power wash will remove the graffiti. After that, VandlClean® Super Graffiti Remover may be required to completely remove graffiti. In the event VandlClean® Super is needed, spray graffiti with VandlClean® Super, allow to sit for several seconds and follow up with a power wash to remove. Repeat as necessary. Depending on graffiti intensity, more than one pass may be necessary.

7) LIMITED WARRANTY: VandlGuard Single-Part Urethane is eligible for a Material & Labor Warranty.  Apply for a warranty by visiting: Five Year Warranty Apply one coat of Vandlguard® Urethane at appropriate coverage rates. Ten year Warranty Apply two coats of Vandlguard® Urethane at appropriate coverage rates. This material is only warranted when applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and warranty procedures. Without adherence to these specific guidelines, no expressed or implied warranty of this product is given.


  • VandlGuard Single Part Urethane should be tested on all substrates before complete application to determine acceptable color, surface porosity, application rates and methods before starting general application
  • Do not apply unless temperature is 5°F above the dew point or if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • Should not be applied in high wind, rain or when the ambient temperature is below 5 °C (40 °F) or above 100°F.
  • Certain porous surfaces may require sealer or block filler to allow the VandlGuard Single Part Urethane to create a more desirable application and maintain the integrity of the surface.
  • Do not apply on damp or moist surface as it will whiten and may cause delamination.
  • Do not allow any Rainguard products to freeze.
  • Do NOT overapply.  More is NOT better.  A heavier application can cause micro blistering and affect the finish
  • Physical properties are typical values and not specifications.