Water-Guard Family of Products
Water-Guard is a family of water repellent products from Atsko, Inc., the makers of Sno-Seal the original beeswax waterproofing for leather. Water-Guard products include silicone in solvents systems and polymer in water systems.
The most versatile are the polymerizing silicone products, Silicone Water-Guard and Water-Guard Extreme Aerosol’s and Liquid Silicone for special applications including shoes, arrow fletchings and fishing flies. These are all heavy-duty formulas for maximum water resistance. The newest addition to the Silicone Water-Guard family is called Fast Dry. It is an aerosol with less potential for visible change on Suede and light colors but adequate protection for light or infrequent exposure.
Silicone Water-Guard products can be applied to just about anything from concrete to nylon windbreakers and makes them all bead water. Silicone eventually washes away and must be reapplied. Silicone Water-Guard products all offer some degree of Sun protection and mold/mildew resistance. Water-Guard Extreme has the highest concentration and incredible durability in continuous outdoor exposure while Fast Dry at the other end of the spectrum is ideal for Suede, Ties and upholstery. If a heavy-duty product is being used on a "Light" application we suggest making the application lighter by spraying the product on a clean cloth and using the cloth to gently wipe the silicone onto the surface. You can always apply more if necessary.