If you’re planning to seal your wood or masonry, it is important to avoid making common mistakes. We’ve talked a lot about how to apply wood sealer, well this is more of a how NOT to apply wood sealer kind of post.
If the sealer isn’t applied correctly, it can end up costing you more money in the long run. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the most common mistakes people make when applying a wood or masonry sealer. By avoiding these mistakes, you can ensure that your sealant will last for years!
1. Not Preparing the Surface
Before applying a sealer, you need to make sure that the surface is completely clean. This will help ensure that the sealant adheres properly and won’t peel off prematurely. When cleaning the surface, use a mild detergent solution combined with warm water and scrub firmly with a soft-bristled brush. Once the surface is clean and dry, you can apply the sealant.
2. Using the Wrong Type of Sealer
Different types of wood and masonry surfaces require different types of sealers. Not using the right type could lead to cracking and peeling over time. Make sure that you read the labels carefully before applying the sealant to ensure that you are using the correct type for your project.
3. Applying Too Much Sealer
It is important to apply the right amount of sealer. Applying too much can lead to bubbling and cracking which will require more time and money to fix. Make sure that you measure out how much sealant you need before starting and apply it evenly to the surface.
4. Not Letting the Sealer Dry Fully
When applying a sealant, make sure to let it dry completely before reapplying or adding any finish. If you don’t allow enough time for drying, this could lead to bubbling or cracking of the sealant, resulting in a poor finish.
5. Using an Incorrect Application Method
Different sealants require different application methods. Make sure to read the instructions on the label carefully before starting and apply the sealant using the correct technique. This will ensure that you get the best results possible!
By following these simple tips, you can make sure that your wood or masonry sealer is applied correctly and will last for years. Taking the time to properly prepare and apply the sealant will save you money in the long run and help ensure that your surfaces look their best!
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