GE Optic* 2401
Don't change the color. Change the solution.
GE SEC2401 SilShield* Optic is now GE Optic* 2401 – the same trusted formulation, with a new, simplified name.
Optic 2401 is a translucent waterproofing solution that goes on clear and stays
clear to help maintain the visual aesthetics of your project. It not only protects the facade, but it
also has the ability to maintain its appearance without yellowing, cracking, fading or blistering,
preserving the building's beauty. And since it's a 100% silicone elastomeric coating, Optic 2401
cures to a durable, watertight and weatherproof barrier for lasting protection against
damaging outdoor elements.
Optic 2401 offers excellent primerless adhesion to common construction substrates
such as brick, masonry, stone, wood, terra cotta, concrete and other surfaces. It is easily
applied using brush and roller tools, or airless spray methods, which allows installation
versatility for a wide range of textures and finishes.
Architects often select natural light as a key design element in a building. Over time,
these fixtures that bring in light can also degrade from exposure to the elements,
allowing water intrusion to occur through cracked mortar joints in glass block walls,
failed gaskets or other entry points. Optic 2401 covers these features with an
impermeable waterproof coating that still permits light to pass through as intended by
the design, while providing the long-term protection of a silicone coating. With an 87%
light transmission rate (LTR) at 10 mils dry film thickness (DFT), the functionality of these
features remains intact and lighting design is not sacrificed.
Optic 2401 helps defends against non-mechanical vandalism and graffiti. Most
paints and inks can be simply washed away with appropriate cleaning solutions or high-
pressure spray washing, which makes for easy removal of these eyesores.
Learn how GE Optic* provided a cost-effective and durable waterproofing solution!
Users from the Tanglewood Condo project in Houston, Texas share their first-hand experiences with Optic 2401, from specifying the product to its cost-effective results and easy application.
Translucent for Aesthetic Appeal
Optic 2401 applies clear and stays that
way, which allows buildings' aesthetic
qualities and their original architecture to
shine through the coating with minimal
impact on a structure's appearance.
With the long-term UV resistance that is
critical for an above-grade waterproofing
solution, it will not degrade in the sun's
harsh rays. Instead, Optic 2401 can
accentuate brick, stucco, concrete and
other substrates. And since it is 100%
silicone, Optic 2401 is durable to
maintain the optically clear appearance for
years to come.
Reduces Impact and Saves Money
In the past, there were limited options
available for waterproofing measures
that preserved the appearance of
structures. Building owners often had to
choose between complete removal and
reinstallation of the facade or paintable
solutions that covered unique architectural
features. But now Optic 2401 offers an
alternative for waterproofing needs, while
minimizing structural impact. Enveloping
buildings as a clear membrane, it can
reduce project time, invasive construction
and remediation costs. Its long-term
efficacy in sealing out air and water helps
prevent costly damages and rework for
both old and new construction.