Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Moisture damages building materials such like: brick, concrete, stone and wood. The most effective way protection of structures located on the street or close to the ground is applying a barrier between water and absorbent surface. Such agents are called water repellents. They reduce wetting, block capillary suction of the foundation, protect building materials from rain and destructive actions of wind increase frost resistance.
We have prepared a rating of the best water repellents compiled on Based on product specifications and customer reviews. Brief analysis products from different price categories will help you choose the right one tool for specific work.
- Rating of the best water repellents
- NEOMID H2O-STOP 5L, concentrate, art.845014
- CERESIT CT 10 antifungal 1l, art.1060333
- N730 Silifirn (5 L)
- Water repellent Remmers Funcosil WS
- Tiprom “U” deep penetration 5 l
- Medera 310 Concentrate, 5 L
Rating of the best water repellents
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best water repellents||1||NEOMID H2O-STOP 5L||1 161 rub.|
|2||CERESIT CT 10, 1L, art.1060333||549 rub|
|3||N730 Silifirn (5 L)||2 000 rub.|
|4||Water repellent Remmers Funcosil WS||5 168 rub.|
|5||Tiprom ‘U’ deep penetration 5 l||1 800 rub.|
|6||Medera 310 Concentrate, 5 L||957 rub|
NEOMID H2O-STOP 5L, concentrate, art.845014
In the first place of the rating are goods from Russia that provide protection from moisture penetration up to 10 years. Water repellent is supplied in 5 l canister and needs to be diluted with water 1: 2, which gives 15 liters the finished mixture. The product is suitable for processing natural stone, brick, aerated concrete, wood, gypsum. Masters in reviews share, that it can be added to cement-sand compositions and plasters, which will increase their frost resistance. The product is actively used in the production of concrete and paving slabs. With this using water repellent should be 1.5-2% of the total mass of material.
Our experts added water repellent to the rating due to universality of application. Means are allowed to be applied both inside the living room, both outside and it is completely safe for person. Hydroprotection also gives self-cleaning surfaces properties. For example, when painting the foundation of a house or fence to sand and dirt will stick less to it, and during rains traces they can be easily washed off, maintaining a clean facade.
- one canister is enough for 75 m² to shelter a tree;
- from 5 l of concentrate, 15 l of the finished solution is obtained;
- Suitable for most materials;
- service life up to 10 years;
- retains vapor and gas permeability.
- high price;
- artificial stone should not be painted;
- not suitable for clinker tiles;
- reaches a water-repellent effect in 48 hours.
CERESIT CT 10 antifungal 1l, art.1060333
The second place in the ranking belongs to another product, manufactured in Russia, but using German technology. Water repellent It is supplied ready-made and does not need to be diluted. is he designed for application on tile joints, 7 days after styling grout. The substance helps to close these areas from penetration of water drops and maintain a natural color surface. Designed for indoor and outdoor use. Buyers in reviews share that when used in the bathroom Room seams do not really darken. The manufacturer promises such effect up to 2 years, after which re-processing is required. A thin brush is applied, and adjacent areas it is recommended to cover with masking tape, because the impregnation is quick freezes and is difficult to clean.
Our experts included the water repellent in the rating, since it does not only protects against moisture, but also actively fights the appearance of fungus and mold. This is true in bathrooms and other rooms where water often accumulates on walls and floors. Another advantage of goods – readiness time. The surface will not leak moisture already 2-6 hours after application.
- seams retain their color (do not darken);
- suitable for work inside and out;
- environmentally friendly;
- prevents the spread of mold;
- resistance to rain appears after 2-6 hours.
- high cost;
- consumption per 1 m² is 200 ml;
- not diluted with water;
- there is a pungent odor;
- it is difficult to wash off the tiles (only need to be applied to the seams).
N730 Silifirn (5 L)
The third place in the ranking is occupied by goods from the manufacturer “Pufas”. It is a high-quality water repellent suitable for application on plasters, brick, natural stone, porous concrete. But for to achieve maximum effect, two layers are required, therefore, consumption will be about 800 ml per 1 m² on a porous concrete surface or 300 ml / m² per stone (depending on absorption). Buyers in reviews inform that the product is easily applied by brush, spray or roller. Water repellent is sold ready-made. If a the repair is planned for a warmer season, the product is easy stored up to 24 months. The treated surface repels well dirt, but does not impart resistance to frost.
We put the product in the rating of the best because of two obvious Advantages: composition and color. This water repellent does not contain solvents, so its smell is not as pungent as that of others rating participants. It’s also completely transparent (not white), therefore suitable for any building materials and will not affect exterior.
- water-based and completely safe;
- immediately ready for use;
- keeps air exchange;
- stored closed up to 2 years;
- completely colorless, therefore suitable for any design.
- not getting divorced – more will be needed for a large facade substances;
- high price;
- for application outside two layers are necessary;
- does not increase frost resistance.
Water repellent Remmers Funcosil WS
Fourth place in the ranking is given to the German water repellent, produced in cans of 5 liters. The substance does not dilute immediately ready to use. The composition is designed for mineral building materials, brickwork and cladding, plasters, natural stone and concrete, molded limestone. Unlike a leader of this rating, the goods are allowed to be used on clinker masonry, which like buyers in the reviews. Due to the dense structure means reduces heat loss of walls and floors. Manufactured goods a German company for over 20 years, and during that time was already repeatedly tested in various operating conditions. Along with with reliable protection against moisture, the floor and walls retain their ability skip steam.
The water repellent was liked by our experts for its resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Even if the rays of the sun are shine directly on it, the painted surface will retain their properties. The liquid does not have a pungent odor, so work with her nicer. Practice has shown that application to victims of Weathering hydrophobic coatings, significantly refreshing their appearance.
- does not emit harmful substances;
- no solvents;
- not destroyed by direct sunlight;
- retains vapor permeability;
- reduces heat loss.
- high price;
- flow rate from 400 ml to 1.5 l, depending on absorption grounds;
- it is not a concentrate, which increases the price for 1 m².
Tiprom “U” deep penetration 5 l
In fifth place in the ranking is a water repellent agent consisting of siloxanes and silanes placed in an organic solvent. Substance suitable for cellular concrete, paving slabs, plaster and different types of bricks. Buyers in reviews report that when applied to paving slabs, the adhesion of ice to surface, as a result of which it is much more convenient to clean the tracks. Due to the transparent composition, the appearance of the materials does not change. If the mixture is treated with areas below ground level, then the product completely overlaps capillary suction. When standing water, the surface will withstand levels up to 120 mm.
We distinguished this water repellent in the ranking as the best in terms of penetration. The manufacturer claims that the substance is absorbed into surface up to 3.5 cm (in brickwork). Such properties provide deeper material protection and long lasting life time. The product should pay attention to the owners of single buildings that are well blown by the winds with rain.
- can be used at temperatures from -20 to +30 degrees;
- prevents the appearance of efflorescence;
- resistant to alkalis and acids;
- water resistance indicator – 120 mm water column;
- deep penetration into the structure of the material.
- high price;
- for external use only;
- not divorced, which increases its value.
Medera 310 Concentrate, 5 L
Another concentrated hydrophobizing agent closes our rating. from the Russian manufacturer in a canister of 5 liters. Ready-made it turns out a solution of 15 l, which is allowed to be applied with a roller, brush or spray gun. The density of the substance 1.04 g / cm³ provides reliable protection and reduces heat loss. Handle the walls and the foundation is possible at a street temperature of 5 degrees. Buyers report in reviews that if the product freezes during storage, then after defrosting, it retains all its properties. Impregnation can added to the gate water in the manufacture of concrete, plaster or paving slabs. When stained, the product is suitable for wood, stone, brick, concrete and mineral surfaces with pores various section.
We included the product in the rating because it has the most affordable price. At the same time, the water repellent is not much inferior to other products in TOP. It is universal in application and is able to last up to 10 years, protecting surfaces from water. In addition, it can be applied to slate, to prevent moss growth, which is practical for roofing on private houses and garages.
- suitable for indoor and outdoor use;
- reduces heat loss;
- attractive price;
- the concentrate gives in diluted form 15 liters;
- service life up to 10 years.
- flow rate up to 0.5 l / m²;
- two layers are needed;
- cannot be used on smooth (non-porous) surfaces.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.