During the sweltering summer months, the heat can turn your deck into a no-go zone, and that’s where the revolutionary Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating comes in.
This high-performance elastomeric coating not only provides a waterproof barrier for your deck, but also reduces heat transfer, making your outdoor spaces cool and comfortable. Here’s everything you need to know about this modern deck cooling solution.
Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating is an acrylic-based elastomeric coating that reduces heat transfer by up to 35% compared to regular paint. Once cured, it forms a resilient, colorful, and waterproof membrane that's safe for both you and the environment. It's free from solvents, non-toxic, VOC-free, and non-flammable.
This coating is perfect for outdoor surfaces like decks, docks, handrails, fences, and concrete areas, thanks to its excellent solar reflectivity and UV stability.
The Science Behind the Cool Foot Deck Coating
The technology employed in the manufacture of this coating is nothing short of fascinating. It utilizes glass bead technology to create a surface that cools more efficiently than its competitors. This makes it the ideal solution for surfaces that come into direct contact with people, enhancing comfort and protection.
For the best results, the Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating should be applied at a minimum thickness of one gallon per 50 sq ft. This usually requires about 3-4 heavy coats. However, high traffic areas and porous substrates may require a bit more—about one gallon per 30 sq ft.
Before applying the coating, ensure your surface is clean, dry, and free of any contaminants. This includes dirt, loose paint, rust, oil, grease, and other substances that could interfere with the adhesion of the coating. For concrete surfaces, make sure they're etched, power washed, and fully dried. For wood surfaces, remove any mildew and organic growth with a Deck and Patio Cleaner.
Masking and Detail Work
Next, use masking tape to block off areas that aren't to receive the coating. Also, remember to bridge seams, flashing, cracks, joints, and apply Geo-Textiles via the 3-course method: Multi-Purpose Primer, Geo-Textile, Multi-Purpose Primer.
Apply the Multi-Purpose Primer to the entire surface with a 3/8″ (10mm) microfiber roller. For corners and between wood boards, use nylon/polyester brushes. The primer typically takes about 1-2 hours to dry.
Applying the Coating
Once the primer is dry, you can start applying the Cool Foot Deck Coating. Apply it in multiple coats, letting it dry between coats for approximately 4-6 hours. Be sure to seal around posts and other fixtures.
Inspection and Protection
After the coating is dry, inspect the surface for any pinholes, blisters, voids, thin spots, or other defects. Repair these areas as necessary. The coating should be allowed 72 hours after the last coat for light foot traffic and 5-7 days before placing furniture on it.
Cleaning up is straightforward. Remove the tape while the coating is still wet, and close the container to preserve any leftover product. If you spill the product, clean it immediately with soap and water.
Why Choose Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating?
Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating is a modern-day solution that combines ease of use, affordability, and reliability. It's VOC-free and non-toxic, making it safe for use around children and pets. With this product, you can easily transform your hot and uncomfortable decks, docks, or patios into cool, comfortable spaces, even in the peak of summer.
So, if you're dealing with extreme temperatures, high enough to literally cook eggs, then it's time you considered using Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating to cool down your property.
In conclusion, the Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Deck Coating is an effective solution for keeping your property cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. It's easy to apply, safe, and provides excellent results. So, why not give it a try and enjoy the summer without the heat?