When it comes time to freshen up the exterior of your home, you may be looking for the quickest and easiest way to do so.
Many homeowners choose to paint their home’s exterior, but if you’re not sure whether or not your home is ready for a new coat of paint, you can always test it with a coat of Drylok.
The good thing is DRYLOK can be used over your old existing paint if it’s in good, repaintable condition.
However, before putting this product on your existing painted walls, you need to know a few other things.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss in detail how to determine if your home needs a DRYLOK and whether or not you can put DRYLOK over old existing paint.
Read on for more…
What is DRYLOK -What is it used for?
Drylok is a waterproofing sealer that can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces.
It’s perfect for concrete, masonry, wood, and more use.
When applied properly, Drylok will create a waterproof barrier that will prevent moisture from seeping through cracks and pores on the surface.
This will help to protect your home from water damage, mold, and mildew.
Drylok can be applied with a brush, roller, or sprayer. It’s available in both latex and oil-based formulas.
Drylok is also available in both clear and tinted formulas.
The tinted formula can be used to add a bit of color to the surface while still providing a waterproof barrier.
Can You Use Drylok Over the Existing Paint?
Yes, you can put Drylok over old existing paint if it’s a cementitious-type waterproofing paint in good, repaintable condition, either inside or outside.
The thing you need to remember is that you cannot use DRYLOK® over oil or latex-based paint on the inside of a building.
When using Drylok, it’s also important to make sure that the surface is clean and free of dirt, grease, and oil before applying Drylok.
If the surface is not clean, the Drylok will not adhere properly and will not create a waterproof barrier.
It’s also important to make sure that the surface is dry before applying Drylok.
If the surface is wet, the Drylok will not cure properly and will not create a waterproof barrier.
How To Use?
Once you’ve determined that the surface is clean and dry, you can apply Drylok.
To apply Drylok, simply follow the instructions…
1. Decide which Drylok product is right for your project.
There are three types of Drylok: Wetlook, Masonry waterproofer, and Extreme.
2. If you plan on using the masonry waterproofer, mix it with water according to the instructions on the bucket.
3. Use a brush or a roller to apply the Drylok to the surface you are treating.
4. Make sure you apply it evenly and thoroughly.
5. If you are using the Wetlook or Extreme products, do not dilute them with water.
6. Apply these products in the same way as you would the masonry waterproofer.
7. Wait for the first coat to dry completely before applying a second coat, if necessary.
8. Clean up any spills immediately.
Drylok is a waterproofing paint that can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces.
It is perfect for areas subject to high moisture levels, such as basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Drylok can also be used to waterproof concrete and masonry surfaces.
Yes, you can put Drylok over existing paint if the surface is clean and dry. If the surface is not clean or dry, the Drylok will not adhere properly and will not be effective.
Once Drylok has been applied, it will take 24 hours to cure. After it has cured, you can paint over it with any type of paint.
If you’re using the tinted formula, you may not need to paint over it at all.
Douglas Becker (aka Painter Doug) has over twenty years of experience as a painter in Adkins, Texas. At present, he resides in Florida with his family.
From painting multi-storeyed houses, condos, and apartments to large commercial buildings and small offices, he had served various customers in areas not only in Adkins but also in Southwest Florida, Sarasota, Naples, and many more. To know more about him check here.