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FAQ

Q. What advantages does DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer have over powdered waterproof coatings?
A. Much easier to apply because of its smooth, creamy consistency. Eliminates the need to pre-wet the surface. One-step application saves considerable time. Eliminates extra pails needed to mix by hand. May be applied to dry or slightly damp surfaces.

Q. How can you tell if a surface is too wet to paint?
A. Rub your fingertips over the suspect area. If they are wet, do not paint the surface.

Q. What are the differences between DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer and Latex Base DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer?
A. Both products provide superior waterproofing capability. Latex Base DRYLOK®, however is a low odor, fast-drying formula that offers fast and easy cleanup.

Q. How long will DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer maintain its effectiveness?
A. When applied according to directions, both DRYLOK® and Latex Base DRYLOK® are warranted for 10 years, but will provide many additional years of satisfactory performance.

Q. What is the coverage of DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer?
A. Coverage per gallon is 75 to 100 square feet, depending on the porosity of the surface.

Q. Can DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer be used on Floors?
A. DRYLOK® and Latex Base DRYLOK® are not formulated to withstand foot traffic and cannot be used as floor paint or as a prime coat under any other type of paint used on floors. For floors not subject to water seepage, we recommend DRYLOK® Concrete Floor Paint.

Q. Can DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer be used over paint?
A. Yes and no. DRYLOK® may be used over any other cementitious type waterproofing paint in good, repaintable condition, either inside or outside. However, DRYLOK® cannot be used over an oil or latex-based paint on the inside of a building. DRYLOK® will adhere to these paints, but if it cannot get into the pores of the masonry itself, it will not waterproof.

Q. Can DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer go over Wood, Metal, Terra Cotta?
A. No, only masonry – Portland cement base surfaces.

Q. Can DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer be used as an outside foundation coating?
A. Yes, DRYLOK® Masonry waterproofer is ideal as a foundation waterproofing coating. Wait 24 hours after application of 2nd coat to backfill.

Q. Can you paint over DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer? If yes, what is the procedure?
A. Yes, using 100% Acrylic Latex Paint. If Oil Base DRYLOK® Waterproofer was applied, wait 30 days to paint, 24 hours for Latex Base DRYLOK®.

Q. Can Latex Based DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer be applied over Oil Based DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer?
A. Yes, wait 24 hours to apply.

Q. What is the difference, if any, between Anchoring Cement and Fast Plug®?
A. Drying time. Fast Plug® is a fast drying hydraulic cement which dries in 2 to 3 minutes. Also, Fast Plug® will withstand hydrostatic pressure, Anchoring Cement will not.

Q. What kind of areas do you recommend using Fast Plug® in?
A. Hard to fix surfaces, cracks in walls, pools, wall joints and affixing an object that will have applied pressure.

Q. Which of our products helps remove efflorescence and will it prevent efflorescence from reoccurring?
A. United Gilsonite Laboratories manufactures a product called DRYLOK® Etch. Etch will remove efflorescence and prevent it from reoccurring, however efflorescence are salt deposits found in the block and can reoccur.

Q. What is the difference, if any, between DRYLOK® Concrete Protector and DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment?
A. DRYLOK® Concrete Protector has a curing compound and DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment does not. DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment can not be used as a curing compound for new concrete and DRYLOK® Concrete Protector can.

Q. Can you paint over either DRYLOK® Concrete Protector or DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment? If yes, how long must you wait?
A. Yes you can paint over either of these products. Wait 3 hours after application for foot traffic and 48 hours before painting.

Q. Can you use DRYLOK® Concrete Protector or DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment over paint?
A. No

Q. Can you put linoleum over DRYLOK® Concrete Protector or DRYLOK® Masonry Treatment?
A. Yes.