WATERPROOFING SEALANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTION
Please note: The following instructions are written for wood and concrete application but can be used as a guideline for other substrates. As always, we encourage you to contact us with any application questions.
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Lifetime™ Sealant has been found to be chemically compatible with stain or paint only under the following conditions:
In all cases, the wood or surface to be treated must be entirely free from dirt, grease, loose particles, any previously applied sealer or color product, and other debris prior to application of either Lifetime™ or the coloring product. The only known way this can be accomplished is to power wash the substrate with high pressure and hot water and let the substrate dry for a minimum of two days with fair weather — until the substrate appears to be dry and moisture free. Lifetime™ is a penetrating sealant, and therefore any foreign substances present will block the penetration and waterproofing effect of Lifetime™ Sealant.
When Lifetime™ Sealant is applied to the wood, the wood must be properly seasoned. For most woods this is approximately a minimum of three months after milling, and more like four or more months in the case of redwood. Whether the wood is new or aged, the cleaning identified above is required in either case.
Lifetime™ Sealant is compatible with mineral spirit (Naphtha) based and water based stain. This can be accomplished in a two step process where the stain is first applied in two coats and the Lifetime™ is applied on top of the stain.
Lifetime™ Sealant is compatible with high quality oil based paint only. Paint should first be applied in two coats and Lifetime™ applied on top of the paint.
Lifetime™ Sealant is compatible with mineral spirit (Naphtha) based stain for recoating purposes. This can be accomplished in a two step process where Lifetime™ Sealant is first applied at full strength. Following Lifetime™ curing, usually 1 to 2 days, the mineral 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 the stain mixture).
Lifetime™ Sealant is compatible with high quality oil based paint. The curing and mixing process for recoating is identical to the stain mixture above, with 1/3 Lifetime™ and 2/3 oil based paint. Follow the paint manufacturer's application guidelines on the can.
Lifetime™ Sealant Products, Inc. specifically disavows any responsibility for any resulting problems, product claims, damages, etc., from mixing Lifetime™ Sealant with another product. Lifetime™ Sealant Products, Inc. will acknowledge responsibility for only the waterproofing properties of the Lifetime™ Sealant. Further, Lifetime™ Sealant Products, Inc. disavows any responsibility for product color life of any mixture made with Lifetime™ Sealant.
Please note that Lifetime™ Sealant is compatible with only the products identified above. Lifetime™ Sealant is NOT COMPATIBLE with products such as: Pigment, Latex, Paraffin (wax), water, and acrylic based products, as well as varnishes, plastics, enamels, and other non-porous substrates and coatings.
Since Lifetime™ is a penetrating product, it can only penetrate a porous surface, and then only when the substrate has been properly cleaned as described above. The manufacturing process of Lifetime™ includes addition of both mildewcide and fungicide. However, when Lifetime™ is covered with another product, or mixed with another product, these additives are rendered useless, or at best ineffective. In addition, under these conditions, Lifetime™ may lose some of it's other properties such as flexibility, breathability (allowing moisture vapor to escape the substrate), ultraviolet ray protection, etc. Also, please remember Lifetime™ is an 'air cure' product (high humidity = faster cure), and therefore, once the can is opened the curing process begins. Lifetime™ Sealant Products, Inc.; it's manufacturers; or agents are not responsible for replacement of jelled product resulting from air exposure over any period of time.
These are estimates and may vary considerably due to the porosity of the recipient material.
|SURFACE TYPE||COVERAGE: SQUARE FEET PER GALLON|
|Driveways / Concrete||150|
|Stone - Smooth||170|
|Stone - Rough||130|
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