WATERPROOFING SEALANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
One coat. Apply Lifetime in a single, liberal, saturating application so that the surface remains wet, but not puddled, for a few seconds before penetrating. It is best to cover a small section of several feet, move to a second and third section, then go back to section one to assure complete penetration, this application will work best for horizontal surfaces and smooth surfaces on vertical surfaces. For most rough surfaces, such as scored, fluted, split- face block, brick, and other vertical surfaces the Lifetime should be applied with a flood coat and a rundown of four to six inches.
Silicone functions reliably under many conditions that cause organic elastomers to fall or deteriorate
Application and use Guidelines
Lifetime: 6% Solids by Weight
Recommended for Brick, concrete, wood, canvas, stucco, grout to name just a few.
Lifetime 12% Solids by Weight
Recommended for split face, fluted, and smooth masonry block, and porous brick. Two coats of Lifetime For graffiti control.
Lifetime sealant is compatible with mineral spirit based stains. Staining can be accomplished in two steps where the stain is applied first. Then Lifetime Sealant is applied at full strength after the stain has dried.
RECOATING: When applying or reapplying stain to a surface previously treated with Lifetime. The mineral spirit based stain is then mixed with Lifetime Sealant so the mixture is approximately 1/3 Lifetime and 2/3 stain. Follow the stain manufacturer’s application directions on the can. (The mixture is necessary to establish a molecular bonding of the rubber ingredients in the sealant and stain mixture).
One coat. Apply Lifetime™ in a single, liberal, saturating application so that the surface remains wet for a few seconds before penetrating, but not puddled. It is best to cover a small section of several square feet, move to a second and third section, and then go back to section one to complete penetration.
Use compressed air tank, airless sprayer not to exceed 500 PSI, brush, roller, or paint pad. Lifetime™ can be poured on horizontal surfaces and then spread with a push broom. See the applcation methods page for more informatrion.
Yes. Lifetime™ is V.O.C compliant.
Lifetime™ is resistant to UV deterioration.
No. Lifetime™ is a penetrating sealer and requires a porous surface to permit penetration to be effective.
It is not rated as a fire retardant. However, Lifetime™ fills the void and hairline cracks of a surface and reduces the amount of oxygen available to that surface. Lifetime™ is stable to 400° F. and at that point starts to break down.
Yes. A perm rate greater than 7 allows the moisture vapor to escape more slowly than normal and prevents liquid from entering the surface. This results in a slower cure and a harder concrete. NOTE: If Lifetime™ is used as a curing agent, curing application would be nearly immediately after concrete pouring, and then applied less than full sealant strength. If there are plans to subsequently seal the concrete, we recommend several applications of water be used as the curing agent, so that Lifetime™ or another curing agent such as paraffin does not have to be removed prior to sealing with Lifetime™ in order to get proper penetration. Also, a clear water rinse is recommended a minimum of 3 - 5 days prior to sealing, to remove any loose particles and debris.
Wait until the surface appears to be cured, usually a minimum of seven days and the concrete has not had any water applied to it for the past 3 - 5 days.
• Lifetime™ has an elasticity greater than 400%. Therefore, it withstands normal vibrations and minor
seismic shakes, thereby bonding the concrete and minimizing damage.
• Lifetime™ has been through a series of tests, such as chloride ionization, sulfuric acid freeze / thaw (500+ cycles) and there has been no change in its structure or effectiveness as a high quality sealant.
• Lifetime™ provides an even application. This is extremely rare in any sealant, and is due to control of molecular migration.
• Lifetime™ Waterproofing Sealant is a proprietary technology of Lifetime™ Sealant Products, Inc., with Patent No. 5,162,407 having been approved May 22, 1992, and issued November 10,1992
Yes. Approximately two weeks should be allowed after application before backfilling the foundation.
Negligibly so for a short period on concrete. Horizontal wood surfaces are likely to be slick for several weeks following application.
Definitely. Foreign matter (ice, oil, food, etc.) is easier to remove from the sealed surface because Lifetime™ has prevented the foreign matter from penetrating the surface. Therefore it weakens the bond of the foreign matter to the sealed surface.
Substrates sealed with Lifetime™, especially horizontal surfaces, should undergo an annual cold water power washing. This will restore the newer appearance and remove air pollutants, dirt, grease, etc., which if allowed to remain will eventually grind into both concrete and wood and reduce the effectiveness of Lifetime™.
No. Lifetime™ is a Room Temperature Vulcanized (RTV) rubber. It does not yellow or harden with age.
Maybe. For unusual applications, it is recommended that an inconspicuous test patch be used for trial, or contact Coatings International for list of compatible products.
Concrete, wood, stucco, brick, canvas, block, pressure treated lumber, wood shingles, aggregate stone, tile, grout; any recipient material that allows the penetration of water. Lifetime™ should NOT be applied to asphalt.
It's much better. Lifetime™ is a waterproofing system. It is impervious to water and prevents permeation of water.
At any temperature above the dew point generally, Lifetime is applied from -20F to 95F. However, if applied below freezing be sure the substrate does not contain any frozen elements such as ice or frost.