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GE Optic™ Translucent Silicone Coating

The difference is clear.

When a building façade leaks - forget major renovations or temporary fixes. GE Optic Translucent Silicone coating provides the lasting solution.

Available in:

North America


Latin America


Europe, Middle East & Africa


India & Pakistan

Prevent repeated failures, minimize maintenance, and keep your building looking great over the long term, with GE Silicones Optic Translucent coating.

When you want long lasting protection for hard to waterproof substrates such as brick and masonry, Optic Translucent coating provides the ideal solution.

A cost effective, long term alternative to invasive renovations or temporary fixes, GE Optic Translucent Coating provides 15 years of protection, guaranteed.* Unlike penetrating sealers, it creates a clear membrane that remains waterproof, breathable, permanently flexible and weather resistant for decades.

With GE Optic coating, you don't have to compromise. This breathable waterproof barrier typically takes 85% less in time and cost than brick removal/reinstallation, but can last for decades, and all without sacrificing the original beauty of the building.

Optic Translucent coating can securely bond to most substrates, including brick, concrete, natural stone, stucco, masonry, wood, copper, EIFS, aluminum, glass, and many painted surfaces.

It is backed by world-class technical support and available with warranties of up to 15 years.

  • Clear coating
  • 100% silicone elastomeric membrane
  • Vapor permeable - 18 perms
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Protects against wind driven rain
  • Resists efflorescence
  • Bridges hairline cracks
  • Anti-graffiti
  • VOC compliant formulation that meets stringent air quality requirements
  • Primerless adhesion to most substrates
  • *15-year warranty available as part of the GE Silicones Approved Applicator Program.

Building longevity

  • Withstands extreme temperatures and UV rays
  • Repels wind-driven rain
  • Seals hairline cracks in mortar joints and wall materials
  • Stays air- and water-tight long-term
  • Offers high water vapor permeability
  • Remains flexible after cure and will not crack, peel, chip, or harden
  • Guards against moisture leaks through porous substrates
  • Backed by a 10-year warranty

Simple planning & application

  • Can be applied without a primer and with minimal surface prep
  • Offers application flexibility: roller, power roller, spray, and brush
  • Can be rain ready in 30 minutes to help keep projects moving
  • Installs in temperatures ranging from 20°F to 120°F (-7°C to 49°C)
  • Works with other 100% silicone products to form a continuous waterproof barrier
  • Meets low VOC requirements. 1

Translucent protection

  • Stays clear and does not yellow
  • Covers minor holes, cracks, and surface irregularities for a clean appearance
  • Allows light to pass through daylighting features such as glass block walls and skylights
  • Preserves the natural look of brick, stone, masonry, and more
  • Resists graffiti from most paints and inks to enable easy removal

1Based on VOC content of less than 50 g/L, as provided for in the 06/2018 US EPA (40 CFR 59) and the 02/2016 South Coast AQMD (Rule 1113) VOC emission standards for architectural coatings.
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Available in approximately 4.8 gallon (18 L) pails.

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