Types of Waterproofing Sealant

Waterproofing sealant is often used in construction and home projects to both close gaps and protect surfaces. If the primary goal is to prevent water damage, typically a waterproofing sealer should be used. There are several types of water resistant sealants made of different substances and most have a few particular surfaces that they protect best. The main types of sealants, though, are silicone and polyurethane; and they can range in shade from clear to light tints.

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Silicone Sealant

One of the most common types of waterproofing sealant is silicone-based. Not only can this type typically keep water from damaging most materials, but it can also protect surfaces, and its own structural integrity from ultraviolet (UV) rays and extreme temperatures. There are different types of silicone waterproof sealant, some of which can protect against mold, or be applied to natural materials like marble or stone without staining or discoloration. In general, silicone sealant cannot be painted over, though there are a few specialized silicone sealants mixed with other substances just for that purpose.

Polyurethane Sealant

Polyurethane sealant, on the other hand, typically can be painted over easily. This is helpful when it comes to blending the water sealant with the surrounding décor. In addition, it does not usually shrink and is not damaged easily by abrasion, which means it is used often for flooring and cars. The drawbacks of this type of sealant include having a shorter lifespan than silicone sealants, and having a reduced ability to withstand extreme temperatures and UV rays. Additionally, polyurethane sealant is not particularly effective as an environmentally friendly product.

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