Winter months can be brutal. Not only is it time to pull out the coats and blankets, but your home needs some prepping too. And, The Flex Seal Family Products can make this process much easier.
If you’re someone who likes a warm home in the winter months and likes to save pennies, listen up.
Winterizing Supply List:
- Flex Seal
- Flex Seal Liquid
- Flex Shot
- Flex Tape
- Paint Roller
- Drop Cloth
- Painter’s Tape
Flex Tip: Before getting into it, prep a little first. Get a fan running to keep the room well-ventilated. The fumes from Flex Seal Family Products can be strong. Also, place a drop cloth so you don’t get Flex Seal Family Products on your floor or nearby furniture.
Insulate Your Basement Walls
It’s common for air and moisture to seep through the foundation of your basement. That’s why you feel a cold draft in the basement, or deal with issues like flooding or mold. Fortunately, Flex Seal Liquid can kill two birds with one stone. Consider it your [Flex Seal] Liquid insulator.
Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and free of any dirt, oil, or grease. Tape off affected walls. Then in an even sweeping motion, roll the Flex Seal Liquid over the complete surface of your wall. Allow each coat to dry for 24 hours before adding another coat. You might need to apply several even coats in order to completely cover all cracks and to fill all holes. Flex Seal Liquid takes 24 to 48 hours to fully cure.
Flex Tip: Make sure that you don’t leave the can of Flex Seal Liquid open for an extended period of time, or else a dry film will form at the top and can eventually dry out product. When you close the can, be sure to close it firmly with a hammer.
How to Flex Shot Your Windows
Let’s take care of that cold draft coming through the windows. Again, make sure that the surface is clean and dry. Next, grab your can of Flex Shot and the extension tube (included with every Flex Shot can). Cut the extension tube to adjust the thickness of the bead. Next, point the can at a 45-degree angle, press against nozzle, and run it along the needed area. You can adjust the speed to control the thickness of the bead. Flex Shot is so easy to use – giving you a perfect bead every time.
If need be, you can smooth Flex Shot out with your finger and work with the product as you choose. But, if you want to make any adjustments to the product, try to make these adjustments immediately after the product is applied (before it starts to dry). Use a dry paper towel to immediately remove any excess Flex Shot. All you have to do is give it about 24 hours to completely cure, and voila! No more unwanted breeze.]
How to Flex Seal Your Attic Ceilings
Just like basements, attics have two main types of leaks – air and water. No problem. Just grab a can of Flex Seal to seal out the elements!
Shake your can of Flex Seal vigorously for about a minute. Then, aim the nozzle at the surface and spray it in a sweeping motion from a distance of 8 to 12 inches. Take your time to focus on those holes and the larger surrounding area around them. Feather the edges. Let the first coat dry for 24 hours before applying the next coat. Allow 48 hours to fully cure.
We’d love to hear about how this how-to guide worked for you.