Currently, residential and commercial interior design trends are embracing industrial sensibilities; exposing and showcasing ductwork, pipes, brick, concrete, and additional construction features that typically remain hidden. Efflorescence, a white powdery residue, are salts that occur naturally within masonry.
Since its inception in 1954, DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer has produced some very satisfied customers. Each one has waterproofed an area in and around their homes or businesses for some similar and some very different reasons. A sampling of testimonials will create a very effective advertising campaign with the tagline “DRYLOK®, Protecting Your Lifestyle.” During the creation of these spots, UGL spoke to customers who swear by the effectiveness of DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer and the specific benefits DRYLOK® offers. Each story is completely different, but the results of a 5 star customer experience is the same.
1. Holiday Crafts, Decorations and Props. Search Pinterest to see how clever crafters are repurposing DRYLOK® for Halloween projects, Christmas displays, and more! Just a coat or two will add strength and durability to outdoor decorations made of plaster, paper maché and styrofoam. If you’re painting faux tombstones, use DRYLOK® Latex Masonry Waterproofer.
Coatings and Research Group (CRGI) recently announced that UGL® EcoLok® Primer Sealer and DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer have achieved CRGI Green Wise® recertification. UGL® EcoLok® Primer Sealer, categorized under Exterior Paints / Interior Paints, was tested to meet and/or exceed Mendrel Bend (no cracking over .5” mandrel to meet ASTM D 522-B), Washability
Q. After applying two coats of DRYLOK® Latex Masonry Waterproofer, do I have to prime before putting on a decorative paint? A. No, DRYLOK® will act as the primer for any good quality latex paint. Q. Would DRYLOK® work to seal a crack in a basement wall foundation where water is seeping in? A. DRYLOK® will fill fine, hairline cracks. For bigger cracks and chips in masonry, we suggest you use DRYLOK® Fast Plug®. Q. Can I use a spray gun to apply DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer?
DRYLOK® Concrete Stain and Toner is perfect for use in interiors, exterior patios, walkways, statuary, basement floors, garage floors, retail stores and shopping malls.
Snyder Paint, who sold the product to the Stadium Maintenance Department, used DRYLOK® Latex Concrete Floor Paint on their own warehouse a few years ago and were very happy with the results. So, when the Stadium maintenance crew was looking for a product, Dennis Snyder had no apprehension about recommending DRYLOK® Latex Concrete Floor Paint.
UGL knows that not everyone needs a gallon of product to finish those little projects around the home. This is why select DRYLOK® brands can be found in quart sizes. This new quart size not only saves the customer money, but also helps reduce post-consumer waste (when people buy more product than they need).
It was 1953 when UGL held its first national sales meeting and introduced the DRYLOK® line, including nine separate products for waterproofing basements, stopping active masonry leaks, and protecting and beautifying interior or exterior masonry walls.
Ok, with the economy being what it is, if you need more space the only place to look is down. Take that dark, damp, and scary basement and turn it into the space you need. Yes, DRYLOK® is a masonry waterproofer, but it also decorates as it waterproofs.
I just wanted to let you know your DRYLOK® paint is an exceptional product. When it rains, I usually get water in my basement from the north wall. I don’t have a sump pump, so I am usually down there with a 10 gallon shop vac to collect all of the water.
The waterproofer was prepared according to the label directions by mixing the equivalent of 2 pints of cold water with 10 pounds of DRYLOK® powder. After mixing until smooth, the equivalent of 2 pints of cold water was added for “normal application” or 1.5 pints for “heavy application”. To distinguish between the two application conditions, a few drops of magenta colorant were added to the mixture.
Ok, we all know it’s hot out there and, in fact, most of the country is seeing record-high temps. What can you do on such hot days? The basement is probably the coolest space in the house this time of year.
With the economy being as tight as it is, if you need more space the only place to look is down. Take that dark, damp, scary basement and turn it into the space you need. Although DRYLOK® is a masonry waterproofer, it also decorates as it waterproofs. DO NOT, whatever you do, put ordinary house paint on those walls. You may not have a water or moisture problem right now, but one may arise in the future.
One of the most frustrating problems faced by homeowners is the constant battle against wet basement and garage walls. But it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer from United Gilsonite Laboratories. It’s time to reclaim your basement or garage, and convert the area into a laundry room, family room, bedroom, game room, or exercise room. No matter what your needs might be for additional space, converting your basement or garage into usable living space can increase your home’s value by 25% to 40%.