Waterproofing Paints and Sealants – Which is best for you?

Got a leak from your roof and need a solution? Waterproofing paints and sealants could be an effective temporary measure to this, but with so many on the market where do you start?

In this post we will be looking at the top sellers with the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

 

Cromapol by Cromar Building Products

Cromapol is one of the best-known products in the roofing industry for solving waterproofing problems.

It is a fibre reinforced acrylic compound available in 4 colours (Grey, White, Black and Opaque) and suitable for use on most substrates. Can be applied using a brush, roller or squeegee and requires just one coat.

Bigger gaps can be sealed with the use of scrim tape reinforcement

Available in 5Kg tins

Additional data can be found here: Cromapol Data Sheet

 

ProsCons
Easy to applyOpaque is only available fibre free
Fibre reinforcedBitumen roofing felt needs to be primed
Instant ProtectionCannot be used on fibre glass (GRP) materials
Solar reflective (Grey and White)Not for use on walkways or balconies
One Coat protectionNot suitable for timber or new concrete
Economical

 

Evercryl by Sika Everbuild Building Products

Evercryl is manufactured by Everbuild, one of the most recognisable brands in the building trade.

Evercryl is a resin based roof waterproofing solution that is suitable for use on most common roofing products and can be easily applied by a brush.

It has fibre reinforcement throughout the compound and can be applied direct to the leak regardless if it’s raining, allowing emergencies to be dealt with immediately.

Available in 4 colours (Grey, White, Black and Translucent) requiring just one coat for protection even in areas that pool.

Available in 5Kg tins

Additional data can be found here: Evercryl Data Sheet

 

ProsCons
Easy to applyTranslucent is only available fibre free
Fibre reinforcedPorous surfaces need to be primed
Instant ProtectionCracked felt needs to be repaired prior to use
Can be applied in Rain and frosty conditionsCant be used on Styrofoam or PVC Foil
No Primer for sound and non-porous materialsIs more expensive than the others
No wash off

 

Sealacryl by Bond It

Sealacryl is a solvent based roof repair compound suitable for use on most roofing materials to repair any leaks.

It has fibres within the compound to reinforce and help bridge small gaps whilst waterproofing surfaces.

It can be used on damp surfaces and applied with a brush or roller and is available in 3 colours (Grey, White and Black).

Provides a one coat instant protection against further leaks, leaving a seamless and flexible finish. Both the white and grey colours provide a level or solar reflectivity.

It is available in 5kg tins

Additional data can be found here: Sealacryl Data Sheet

 

ProsCons
Easy to applyNo translucent option
Fibre reinforcedPorous surfaces need to be primed
Instant ProtectionNot suitable for walkways/balconies
Can be applied on fibreglassMight require a 2-coat application
No Primer for most materialsMore expensive than the Cromapol
No wash off

All these products are designed as a temporary repair product and have no warranty or life expectancy attached to them. For a more permanent solution in fixing your roof please contact us and we will be happy to help.

If you need any further advice on waterproofing solutions for your roof please contact us at customerservices@ashbrookroofing.co.uk and we will be happy to help.