Rain provides relief from scorching heat and brings pleasant weather. But it add to woes to those houses which are not ready to handle the vagaries of weather. Always make sure that you don’t worry about the problems when the rain hits your home.
Check your terrace floors to see if there is any leakage and fix it before the rain starts. You can apply waterproof coating after initial repairs are done to fill up the cracks in terrace floor.
British Paints has recently introduced Dr.Seal â€“ It Terrace Master, a product with unique featuresto take extra care of seepages on your terrace. It is based on a highly durable acrylic technology & fortified with high performance ingredients for superior water proofing, high performance and long life. This coating can be applied not only on terraces & chajjasbut also on vertical walls. Other special attributes are that this coating is foot trafficable, abrasion resistant, u.v.resistant, breathable, crack bridging and antialgal. Now enjoy the rain without worrying for leakages.
How to apply â€“
First of all the entire surface should be clean, dry and free of dust, oil , grease & loose particles etc. Cracks upto 5 mm must be appropriately repaired with Dr.Seal-It Crack Fix Paste.
Any debris which blocks the mouth of rain water pipes should be cleaned occasionally for smooth flow of rain water from the terrace. The undersides of the terrace should be checked for any water condensation.
In case of application on horizontal surfaces like terrace, chajjas â€“ Apply a self-priming coat of Terrace Masterthinned with water in 1:1 ratio & allow to dry for 4-6 hours. Apply 2 perpendicular coats of Terrace Master without dilution at an interval of 6- 8 in between coats. Each coat covers approx. 24-27 sq.ft per ltr per coat depending upon surface condition.
Allow TerraceMaster to air cure for 2 to 3 days before subjecting to foot traffic.
In case of application on vertical surfaces like exterior walls – Apply a self-priming coat of Terrace Masterthinned with water in 1:1 ratio& allow to dry for 4-6 hours.Apply 1 coat of Terrace Master without dilution which covers approx. 30-35 sq.ft per ltr per coat depending upon surface condition. Apply 2 top coats of Expa 7 or Expacool with time interval of 4-6 hours in between coats.