Jul , 2019

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Three Facts About Mastic Sealants

When you have to keep your overhead costs low so you can remain on budget, it is difficult to avoid cutting corners. The exterior of your commercial property has to be protected. If your goal is for the paint or the material to last at least through its expected life, adding a protective layer is worthwhile. You are also encouraged to have any holes sealed. Mastics sealers, for example, can be used as an exterior coating.

Here are three facts to know about exterior sealants.

What Does it Accomplish?

Applying a layer of this type of sealant coats tie holes and honeycombed areas. The amount of coverage each receives will depend on the amount used. Simply put, the thicker the layer, the better the coverage. If holes are present, moisture can gather in them. Moisture that remains untouched is likely to cause damage over time. In the worst-case scenarios, moisture leads to mold, rust or rot. Then, there is also the exterior damage that leads to the area looking haggard.

Apply to a Clean Surface

Before the coating is applied, the surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned. A clean surface leads to better adherence by the product. If you paint over wood that is somewhat hanging off a wall, not only will it eventually fall off, the new paint will fall off with it too. So, before the job gets started, be sure that there is no debris, oil or grease as well as no rust.

Ready to Use

Mastics sealers are usually sold in five gallon buckets. It is also ready to use. Simply follow the instructions the manufacturer has provided.

If you have to answer to management above, you probably get grilled on all the expenses. Adding the protective layer of mastics as a sealer is worth the up-front expense long-term.

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