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VandlGuardFIVE Premium Anti-Graffiti Coating With 5 Yr Labor/Material Warranty

Rainguard is North America’s #1 anti-graffiti coating mfg and VandlGuardFIVE™ offers premium graffiti protection system against the permanent damage of building surfaces caused by graffiti tagging. It sets the standard for versatility and 5 year warrantied protection and can be applied to a wide variety of both unpainted and painted surfaces.

As a non-sacrificial coating, treated surfaces can sustain repeated attacks and subsequent graffiti removal without the need to re-apply after each tagging. Rainguard offers your choice of 1, 5, 10 year premium LABOR and MATERIAL warranty systems using a base of VandlGuard ONE, VandlGuard FIVE or VandlGuard TEN and topcoat of VandlGuard Finish Coat.

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

VandlGuardFIVE is available in ready-to-use 1 and 5 gallon containers and requires a final application of VandlGuard Finish Coat to complete the anti-graffiti protection system.  On unpainted porous surfaces requires application of Micro-seal™ Water Repellent prior to application of VandlGuardFIVE Anti-Graffiti Coating system

Where is VandlGuard FIVE used?

  • 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
  • Non-traditional applications:  Vinyl printed banners, stickers on public use bicycles, flower planters on public streets

Why VandlGuard FIVE Anti-Graffiti Coating?

  • Premium 5 year Labor & Material warrantied protection for treated surfaces to sustain repeated graffiti removals
  • Low Gloss Sheen with minimal change in look your building appearance
  • Clear, Non-yellowing formula
  • Easy to apply – brush, roller, sprayer
  • Single component, no mixing and unlimited recoat window
  • Retards growth of mildew, mold, fungus, bacteria
  • Meets MPI specifications #105 Graffiti Protection Topcoat
  • 100% Eco-friendly: with low voc and low odor
  • Specified by architects in CSI 07190, 099623, 099625, 099650



Color Clear, minimal change in appearance or surface texture
Sheen/Gloss Level Low gloss
Dry To Re-Coat 1 – 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.  Turns clear when dry
#Coats Recommended 1 coats VandlGuardFIVE required followed by 1 coat VandlGuard Finish Coat.  Unpainted porous surfaces require initial application of Rainguard Micro-seal Water Repellent
 Permeability  100% vapor permeable
Application method Low pressure hand pump or airless sprayer, roller, brush
Where Can it be Used Interior|Exterior unpainted and painted surfaces (not designed for foot or vehicular traffic)
Apply to New Concrete 10 days
Low Application Temperature 40F|4.4C Surface & Air
 Base  Water
VOC Content <20 g/L
Use on Material Concrete, brick, masonry, stucco, block. natural stone, EIFS, wood, metal, vinyl and some plastic surfaces
Warranty Available 5 year labor & material warranty based on a 1 coat application of VandlGuardFIVE and 1 coat of VandlGuard Finish Coat –  download warranty application to register, see DOCUMENTS tab above
Full Chemical Cure 7 days for full product performance


Leed 4.2 (1) point credit available Meets LEED and SQAMD low VOC requirements
MPI #105 Graffiti Protection Top Coat Master Painters Institute
Porous Surfaces
    Precision Block 200
    Split Face Block 200
    Ground Face Block 200
    Scored/fluted Block 180
    Sand Blasted Block 180
   Slump/Adobe Block 200
   Heavy Textured Stucco 200
   Brick 224
   Unpainted Wood 250
   Porous Tile 200
Dense Surfaces
   Fine/Medium Textured Stucco 225
   Pre-Cast/Tilt-up Concrete 225
    Cast Concrete 225
    Sand Blasted Concrete 200
    Exposed Aggregate 200
    EIFS 200
    Metal 250
    Painted Surfaces 250


Temperature (surface|air) 40F to 90F (1.7C to 35C) and at least 5F above dew point
Moisture of substrate Less than 15%
Humidity Less than 80%
Rain No rain 48 hrs prior to, 48 hrs after application
Cure time for newly poured concrete 10 days
Application method Use low pressure hand pump or garden sprayer, roller, brush


The most efficient and easiest application method is using a hand pump or airless sprayer.  For smaller projects or ones where overspray is not allowed, use a roller.  For the smallest projects such as protecting a sign, a brush is an option. Do a rough measurement of how far each gallon or 5 gallon pail should go per coat and then make sure you are applying at that coverage rate.

Using spray equipment, apply VANDLGUARD FIVE at recommended coverage rates.  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 process with a second pass. Depending on the porosity of the surface, a light second step may be necessary to complete that coat. If there is a rundown of product, then doing a dry backroll will smooth out the rundown and avoid the possibility of white streaks showing up after drying.  The next coat can be applied when the product becomes completely clear, usually in 1 – 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.

Clean equipment with soap and water when finished.

In many instances, non-abrasive household cleaners safely and effectively remove tagging. However, in the event tagging can’t be removed with these cleaners, then use Rainguard’s VANDLCLEAN SUPER GRAFFITI REMOVER for best results. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions for use. In addition, warm water power-washing has also been known to assist in the removal of tagging. Please refer to the manufacturer for additional assistance.

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.

Painted Surfaces
Allow newly-painted and stucco surfaces to fully chemically cure before application of VANDLGUARDTEN. Recent formulations of pig-mented paints, coatings, and integrally-colored stucco colorant additives contain biocides. These biocides must be released be-fore application of VANDLGUARDTEN. Please consult the manufactur-er of the paint/stucco coating to determine the chemical curing period. Rainguard is not responsible for yellowing or color differ-ences as a result of application of the VANDLGUARDTEN over un-cured paint or integrally-colored stucco surfaces.

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