Ziplock bags are not waterproof. They are splash proof and water resistant to some extent. They can protect your items from moisture and water but not for long and not underwater. A ziplock bag is made of two thin sheets of plastic and two channels or ridges that get pushed together to close the bag […]
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What is the difference between a sealer and a sealant?
The main difference between a sealer and a sealant is that a sealer is sprayed or brushed onto a large surface to form a film or coating that isolates the material from the environment. A sealant is basically a filler that’s applied into joints, gaps, voids and cracks, not on the entire surface. Both sealers […]
Is bamboo waterproof? No, but you can make it waterproof
In its natural state, bamboo is not waterproof. It can endure moisture and water only for a limited time after which is starts absorbing moisture. As moisture content changes, bamboo will start to swell and change its colour. To protect bamboo flooring and furniture against water damage, apply a waterproof coating over the entire surface […]
Waterproof vs water repellent vs water resistant | Key differences
The main difference between a waterproof, water-resistant and water repellent material is given by the degree to which water is prevented from getting through. Waterproof materials offer the highest level of protection, water repellent materials offers a medium level of protection, while water resistant material offers the lowest protection from water. Waterproof materials are completely impervious […]
Is grout waterproof? Can I make it waterproof?
Epoxy grout is waterproof. Acrylic grout is water-resistant. Cement-based grout absorbs water, and you need to use a grout sealer to make it waterproof. Epoxy grout is the best choice when it comes to tile waterproofing, it’s very durable and stain resistant. Cement vs acrylic vs Epoxy grout There are three main types of grout: […]
How long does bentonite waterproofing last?
Bentonite waterproofing can last the lifetime of your building. Bentonite clay itself has a lifespan of hundreds of years. It expands at it absorbs moisture forming a watertight barrier that becomes so dense water cannot seep through. Bentonite can self-repair and supports repeated cycles of wetting and drying without losing its waterproofing characteristics. How does bentonite […]
Are safes waterproof? They’re rather water-resistant
If you want to protect valuable items, you can place them in a safe. But are safes waterproof or just water-resistant? Let’s find out. Most safes are not waterproof, they’re only water-resistant. This means they can stay submerged only for a limited period of time in a certain depth of water. If your safe remains submerged […]
Are zippers waterproof? How can I waterproof a zipper?
The zippers you’d typically find on jeans, as well as casual jackets and bags are not waterproof. Some outdoor garments are equipped with water-resistant or waterproof zippers that can successfully keep your pockets dry. Of course, if you’re in a hurry, you can use one of the solutions below to make your zippers water-resistant. However, […]
How long is waterproofing warranty?
When a company does waterproofing work for its customers, both parties sign a legally binding agreement whereby the company guarantees that its work won’t need any repair and is free of defects for a given period of time under certain conditions. It is worth mentioning that the waterproofing warranty may cover all the work done […]
Can you dye waterproof fabric?
Many people are wondering whether it’s OK to dye waterproof fabrics or not. Well, this largely depends on the type of fabric you want to dye. One of my friends who’s also an avid hiker asked me the same question just a few days ago. He simply didn’t like the color of his outdoor jacket […]