Checklist: What to Do If Flex Seal Doesn’t Work?
//Checklist: What to Do If Flex Seal Doesn’t Work?

Checklist: What to Do If Flex Seal Doesn’t Work?

Flex Seal Family Products are second to none. We receive feedback every day on how our products have helped Flex Sealers with their DIY projects. Flex Seal is famous for blocking out air, moisture, and water. It seals the smallest cracks and fills the biggest holes. It dries into a thick, rubber adhesive to bond and seal just about anything. But, on some occasions, Flex Sealers tell us that something went wrong.

We want to thank you for letting us know, and rest assured your concerns don’t fall on deaf ears. We created a handy checklist for you in case your Flex Seal DIY project was less than stellar.

☑ Item #1:

Following Instructions Correctly? Some of our Flex Sealers get so excited to put our products to the test that they forget to properly read the instructions. Whenever using our products, make sure you read the instructions on the container very carefully. Then follow those directions to a tee. That will ensure you get maximum results. Make sure you apply the products just as we suggest. And make sure you give the products ample time to dry before testing them. Also, pay attention to disclaimers.

☑ Item #2:

Enough Coats? So maybe you did everything right. You read the container… You had a dry surface, clean of oil, dirt, and grease. You sprayed your Flex Seal in a sweeping motion 8 to 12 inches from the surface. And you still have a water leak or maybe a draft is coming through? Has our “rubber in a can” water sealant failed you? Not necessarily. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from eager Flex Sealers who haven’t used enough coats. In 2012, KHON2 News put Flex Seal to the test and they learned this same lesson too. Take a look for yourself:

☑ Item #3:

Incompatible Surface? Flex Seal works on almost every surface: wood, metal, tile, concrete, masonry, fabric, glass, plastic, aluminum, porcelain, drywall, rubber, cement, some types of vinyl and much more. But it may not be compatible with all plastics, certain types of vinyl, and rubbers. So keep that in mind.

☑ Item #4:

Environmental Factors? The top three items are the most likely reasons why Flex Seal isn’t working for your project. But without seeing your project for ourselves, it would be hard for us to say exactly what went wrong. At times, different environmental factors and chemical reactions can cause our products to react inconsistently.

We hope this checklist was helpful. Your feedback is very important to us, as it helps us create more great products for you to use.

If any of the items on our checklist helped you find a solution to your DIY project, please let us know. And if you have any additional questions not addressed in this checklist or in our FAQ page, we want to hear that too. Just leave a comment on any of our social media pages. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube. And if you have a video of you using any of the Flex Seal Family Products successfully, tag us.

Cheers to Flex Sealing It,
Nick Wade

P.S. To order Flex Seal Family Products, go here. If you have any questions or concerns about our products or how to order, our Customer Service Team is on standby waiting to help you. They’re trained to answer your questions and get you started on the right foot. You can reach them by phone Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST, Saturday between 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM EST at 833-411-3539 or by email at [email protected]