Salt Desalination

Salt Desalination

Material used:

Manufactured from pharmaceutical grade filter paper. Features a very high internal surface area with high porosity and purity.


A poulticing medium designed specifically to remove salts associated with rising and lateral damp from masonry walls, works especially well on sandstone.


Clean application
Applied by spray or trowel
Easy removal with salts
Cost effective
Low maintenance

No detrimental effect to the masonry
Premixed, no onsite mixing
Made from non-toxic materials
Fast removal of salts


pH 8+I-.5 Application Trowel or Spray
S.G 1.1 Flash Point Non flammable


Cocoon should not be applied to external walls if inclement weather is forecast before the material dries, this normally takes approximately 4 days @ 25°C and 2 days @ 30°C. If the material is wetted after initial drying, some shrinkage can occur, in this case the loose material should be removed and new Cocoon applied. Do not apply to surfaces that have free or running water present.


Sweep the surface of the masonry to remove any loose sand or salts to provide a reasonably sound surface. Dispose of material removed from the surface to an appropriate land fill area.


Mask and cover areas if spraying. After preparation, apply one coat of Cocoon by trowel or spray at the rate of 6 to 7kg of mixed material per square metre. This will provide a wet film thickness of approximately 10mm. It is preferable that the surface is left with the textured finish to provide a greater surface area. However, trowelling the surface flat to provide a more even finish can be done without effecting the poulticing too much. Leave each application for a minimum of 14 days before removal unless directed otherwise by the manufacturer.


To remove the Cocoon (normally after 2 to 6 weeks) simply peel from the substrate and dispose of removed material to an appropriate land fill area.


If allowed to dry, the Cocoon will peel off and any residue will wash off with water. Flush machinery thoroughly with clean water after spraying.
Container Size 20 Litre & 200 Litre containers.


Refer to Westlegate Pty Ltd Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for instructions.