CaraPro® Wood Sealers & Stains Range
The CaraPro® line of sealers & stains for wood is designed and formulated using patented nanotechnology developed by Integricote, Inc., a company based in Houston, Texas. Our CaraPro® line of reactive sealers and stains for wood are solvent borne, penetrating, low-viscosity systems, and are available in different VOC levels that conform to the varying regulations throughout the country. The unique nanostructures coupled with its comparatively low viscosity provide an ease of application, quick drying, and effective protection that are unrivaled in the coatings marketplace.
Our products are penetrating sealers – they penetrate into the surface of the material and form a strong protective barrier under the surface. Once that barrier has formed then the amount of water that can soak in is reduced. Water is a leading cause of damage to outdoor wooden structures, and water encourages fungal, mildew growth so water repellency is an important step in prolonging the life and appearance of your structures. (See our videos showing how water will ‘bead’ rather than soak into a surface here) The longer a surface is subjected to mold or mildew growth the higher the risk of it becoming permanently stained. Using CaraPro® Wood Sealer & Stain on a clean, stain free surface will help prevent those stains forming. This is especially important in areas of high humidity, high rainfall, or in an area impacted by water sprinkler systems or fountain sprays.
The CaraPro® Wood Sealer & Stain range is designed to work on all types of softwood surfaces (fences, decks, gazebos, docks, bridges, pergolas, patio furniture and many more. It gives a gloss free finish and maintains that current texture of the wood structures, it will reduce the impact of fungal infestations or algae growth The product is available in both clear and colored formulations. Please see our color chart here. We can customize colors for a specific project, as long as you meet our minimum order requirement. Email here to contact our technical experts. The beauty of these products lies in the variations that occur naturally or through its manufacturing process. Our products can similarly deliver a different affect from structure to structure because of those variations. Always do a patch test on each surface, in an inconspicuous place, 72 hours prior to applying CaraPro® Wood sealer & stain to the whole area.
The CaraPro® Wood Sealer & Stain range uses a patented quick dry technology. This means that your coated surface will be touch-dry within 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on ambient conditions), and unaffected by rain within 3 hours. You can apply our product on a clean dry surface in the morning, and an afternoon rainstorm will not wash it out. Our products are also easy to apply using a sprayer, brush or pad. We use ultraviolet-, and infrared-reflective, small size pigments to ensure a consistent color, increased colorfastness and reduced heat absorption.
We know you will love using our CaraPro® products, and want you to be aware that the end result will vary depending on the age, condition, and substrate of the surface being treated. Proper preparation of the surface being coated is always necessary. Always do a patch test on each surface, in an inconspicuous place, 72 hours prior to applying CaraPro® Wood sealer & stain.
CaraPro® Product Lines
Protect and restore life back to your weathered and new softwoods (e.g., fences, decks, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, bridges, sidings) with CARAPRO® Wood Sealer. Available in clear, natural, and semi-transparent opacities, CARAPRO® Wood Sealer penetrates beneath the surface to form a robust barrier against algal/fungal growth, UV damage, and water ingress without changing the feel/texture of real wood (i.e., non-film- forming). Unlike archaic oil-based alkylates or water-based acrylics that leach out, peel, and require stringent prepping/curing conditions, CARAPRO® Wood Sealers are unique quick-dry, reactive, penetrating formulations that enable projects to be cleaned and weatherproofed (start to finish) in less than a day – saving both time and money.
I. CaraPro® Single-Coat-Clear/Stain Wood Sealer
Gloss-free solventborne penetrating polysiloxane-based systems with dry-to-touch times ranging between 15-20 minutes. Excellent cost/performance balance. Fungal and algae resistant finish. Compatible with all types of softwood.
II. CaraPro® Select Single-Coat-Clear/Stain Wood Sealer
Gloss-free solventborne penetrating polysiloxane-based systems that impart a fluorine-free water-beading finish. Tolerant of light rain 30 minutes post-application. Fungal and algae resistant finish. Compatible with all types of softwood.
III. CaraPro® Premium Single-Coat-Clear/Stain Wood Sealer (Low VOC)
Gloss-free, low VOC, high flashpoint, solventborne, penetrating polysiloxane-based systems that impart a fluorine-free water-beading finish. Fungal and algae resistant finish. Compatible with all types of softwood.
VOC regulations may vary between counties within a state and are subject to change by these agencies. Please see the map below.