C2 Protector Concrete Floor Sealer - frequently asked questions


13 Nov 2020

C2 Protector Concrete Floor Sealer - frequently asked questions

C2 Protector is a water based sealer which was redeveloped a few years back to help make it easier and more cost effective to produce and ship worldwide. With this improvement there has been an increased coverage rate meaning the product cost has a lower cost per m2 for every project application.

Our newest formulation, although solvent-based, poses no restrictions when shipping by air or ocean, and does not require and special declarations for shipping and importing. The solvent we have used is so mild that it does not even classify as "hazardous"

With a wide range of options available for finishing your floor, we developed a Frequently Asked Questions for C² Protector to help you decide if this product is the best choice for your project. See below. Contact your local C² Distributor for further questions regarding this exciting new product!


What is C2 Protector?
C2 Protector is a VOC-compliant, mild solvent-based, penetrating water, oil and stain repellent that can be applied to every kind of finished concrete flooring. Treated surfaces retain their natural appearance, texture and breathability, and feature improved stain resistance, which simplifies the maintenance cleaning process.

Is C2 Protector VOC- Compliant?

Yes, C2 Protector is compliant with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s AIM OC regulations. C2 Protector ships as a “non-hazardous” item both by sea and air, domestically and internationally. Contact us at sales@cretecolors.com for compliance questions with individual country regulations.

Being solvent-based, does it have an odor?
C2 Protector has very little, if any, odor, and is suitable for use in occupied spaces.

Where is C2 Protector best suited for use?
C2 Protector is ideal for use in areas where spills and stains occur and where no additional surface sheen and enhancement is desired. Additionally, it is recommended for areas of high traffic or wheeled traffic where surface film-forming sealers may prematurely wear off.

Are there places C2 Protector is not recommended for use?
C2 Protector is not recommended for areas exposed to long-standing periods of water ponding or below-grade applications. This product will not provide UV protection to concrete floors colored with C2 Tint or C2 Color Hard. C2 Seal or C2 Ultra Seal are more appropriate.

Can C2 Protector be burnished?
Once dry, C2 Protector may be burnished using a high-speed burnisher fitted with a C2 Heat burnishing pad #1500, or #3000 grit diamond impregnated pad suitable for use on high-gloss finishes. In addition to smoothing and polishing the treated surface, high-speed burnishing can help to remove any surface haze from possible over-application. Best results are obtained when C2 Protector is allowed to dry for at least 4 hours prior to burnishing.

Can you apply C2 Protector over C2 Seal or C2 Ultra seal?

Yes, C2 Protector may be applied to surfaces previously treated with C2 Seal or C2 Ultra Seal. Please refer to the product data sheets for appropriate coverage rates.