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Water Shield™

Water Resistant Paper

Protect flooring from paint, water and more with Surface Shields Water Shield™. Twice as thick and more durable than kraft paper, this water resistant construction paper is the superior alternative to red rosin and generic masking papers.

Designed with kraft paper and nylon scrim reinforcement, Water Shield is a water resistant, tear resistant floor protection paper made to last on the job. Specialty paper protects a wide range of surfaces including hardwoods, ceramic tile, travertine, marble and more. Explore Surface Shields full line of floor protection products.

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Available Colors Natural
Recyclable No
Reusable No
Material Type Paper
Breathable No
Adhesive No
Liquid Resistant Yes
Flame Retardant No


Thickness 2.0 mil nominal

Material Kraft Paper, Fiberglass

Backing Type n.a.

Adhesion Level none

Tensile Strength n.a.

Temperature (Ideal) 70° F

Humidity (Ideal) 50%

Elongation (%) n.a.

Chemical Name Paper/Fiberglass/Hot Melt

Chemical Family Paper/Fiberglass/Hot Melt

Chemical Formula Proprietary

Trade Name Water Shield

Material Use Surface Protection


How do I install Water Shield?
Place on desired surface and unroll. Cut to length with utility knife. Seam multiple pieces together with tape. Do not adhere tape directly to floors. When finished, simply roll up Water Shield and discard.

How is Water Shield different than kraft paper?
Water Shield is thicker than traditional kraft paper. With a scrim reinforcement, it is more tear resistant and water resistant than kraft paper.

Does Water Shield come in an FR version?
Yes, if you are on a job that requires flame retardant materials for safety, Water Shield FR is tested and certified to meet NFPA-701 standard.

Handling and Storage
Store at room temperature. Avoid high humidity.

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