Looking to freshen up the color of old Durabak? Perhaps you managed to damage it somehow? No fear, Durabak adheres to itself really well, just follow these instructions and you're good to go!
Durabak can always be applied over itself, whether you’re looking to smooth out the texture with the smooth Durabak, or interested in changing the color, you can simply add 1 or 2 coats over the existing Durabak.
The required surface prep, will depend on when the previous coat was applied.
2 days – 6 weeks:
- Lightly rough up the surface, like with 100 grit
- Very gently wipe with xylene or Solvide.
6 weeks & Longer:
- Aggressively rough up the surface, with 80 grit
- Gently wipe down with xylene or Solvide.
When applying Durabak over a textured surface it is important to ensure the application does not get too thick. If Durabak is applied in a coat that is too heavy it will trap the curing gasses and leave pinholes which will lead to discoloration in the Durabak. Be sure to apply a thin coat of the Durabak and as a guide you should be getting 2 coat coverage at a level of 60 sq.ft per gallon of Textured Durabak and 75 sq.ft per gallon of Smooth Durabak.
Durabak is MOISTURE CURED so in High Humiidity the work time and dry time will be substantially shorter.