Architectural Coatings SILRES® Silicone Products for Protection of Wood and Masonry Substrates

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This seminar will show you how to use SILRES® silicone to protect your wood and masonry substrates against water damage.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


  • Definitions and basics of silicone chemistry
  • Protection of a wide variety of mineral and wood substrates
  • Hands-on training on application and performance of penetrating sealers

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Seminar objectives

Protect your masonry and wood substrates with WACKER’s SILRES® silicone water repellents. In this seminar, you will learn how to select the ideal water repellent in order to optimize the level of protection.

Target audience

Chemists in the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries, contractors, architects and specifiers of protective sealers

Fee (includes value-added tax)

Charges applicable

Number of participants

5 - 8


Trainer: Amanda Andrews, Andrew Pearson, Victoria Eshoo


Amanda Andrews

Amanda joined WACKER in 2011 as a chemist in the Construction Chemicals business team, having previously worked at ICI Paint, Flint Ink, Akzo Nobel and BASF. She holds an MS in Materials and Chemical Synthesis from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BSc in Polymers and Coatings Technology from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently the technical manager for the Decorative Coatings, Anti-stain and Enhancers market segment.

Andrew Pearson

Andrew, a chemist in the Construction Silicones business team, has been with WACKER since 2014. He is responsible for formulating new and existing products for use in the decorative coatings market, and for giving technical support to customers using WACKER products. Andrew holds a BS in Molecular Biology from Liberty University. Prior to working with WACKER, he was a quality assurance chemist at Chemtura / Great Lakes Chemical.

Victoria Eshoo

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Chemistry degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She joined WACKER in 2017 as a chemist in the Decorative Coatings Group. She brings over 20 years of experience in formulating coatings, including solvent- and water-based systems as decorative and functional coatings serving conventional architectural, elastomer, electrical conductive and roofing markets. Her prior employers include Valspar / Sherwin-Williams, Quest Construction Products (now part of GAF) and Sto Corp.


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