Protocol has developed a complete system to effectively remove and prevent efflorescence.  

First, using eco-friendly, spray-on WhiteAway Remover, efflorescence (and residual dirt and grime) is safely dissolved so as not to destroy delicate surfaces.  Once cleaned, the surface can be treated with either VersaGuard or DualGuard which prevents efflorescence from reoccurring.

Efflorescence develops as moisture and water migrate through concrete and dissolve and react with elements present in concrete such as alkaline calcium components, salts and hydroxide residues.  These dissolved elements are then carried to the surface where the moisture is dissolved and a whitish (usually) material is left behind.  Over time, this whitish material, efflorescence, hardens on the surface and is difficult to remove. 

Efflorescence affects concrete, brick and other cement-based materials. 

Efflorescence causes:

  • Paint and coating failure
  • Unsightly residues on concrete

VersaGuard42 and DualGuard45 – with InnerCreteTM Membrane Technology control efflorescence by:

  • Creating a permanent impermeable protection membrane within concrete.
  • Preventing water penetration that causes the efflorescence reaction to occur.

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Both DualGuard and VersaGuard employ InnerCreteTM Membrane Technology and are suitable for controlling efflorescence. 

VersaGuard 42 For use on concrete which will / may have paint or a coating  applied.  This product can be used in high-traffic areas subject to the pooling of liquids on the surface, however normal precautions must still be followed.
DualGuard 45 For use on concrete which will retain a natural surface, yet has the addition of a super surface repellant for visual water “beading.”  For use in applications that would normally use a surface sealer but with increased durability and longevity of the concrete mass.  Caution should be used when treating high traffic areas as pooling of the liquids on the surface could be a slipping hazard.


All Protocol Products are for use:

  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Above and Below Ground
  • Vertical, Horizontal and Ceiling Surfaces

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Waterproofing / Repellency
Cracking Concrete
Maintenance Issues
Rebar Corrosion
Coating Failure
Mold and Mildew
Spalling and Freeze / Thaw
Corrosive Environments
Environmental Factors
Graffiti Problems

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