Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CraigR Thick paint
So far so good... in keeping my leaky storm shelter dry. It has not rained hard so I don't know for sure, but for light rain - it has held up. It took three 1 gallon cans of the Watertite paint to cover the floor and 3/4 of the walls in my storm shelter. My storm shelter is a concrete rectangle - about 5' by 6'. The paint goes on thick and it took about a week for my 'liberal' coating to dry. Another reviewer mentioned that the can's lid may pop off during shipment... but they have fixed that by installing a heavy duty plastic ring around the lid and can. You will need a heavy duty box cutter blade to cut through that plastic ring. The color is a nice white and there is little 'paint' odor. I've read that this version is 'stronger' than the latex version in keeping the water out. Hope this helps with your decision.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LouW Working better than ALL other products that I have tried.
This product SEEMS to be doing what it was advertised to do....which is waterproof. It hasn't been on the walls a very long time yet.
I was having a terrible time with other products letting discoloration come through at the bottom of my basement walls, but so far no discoloration with this paint. It is a little difficult to apply, as it is thick and sort of "sticky" but if it works it is worth the extra effort in application.
One other thing....the can was crushed pretty badly on the bottom when it arrived but not leaking.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jim3866 Produces a nice hard finish with 2 coats
Nice results with 2 coats. Spreads pretty well using a roller. Finish looks quite hard-hoping it will work well to prevent moisture.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Good Product, does what it says
Painted on some crumbling basement walls with 50 years of water soaking. Solidified the wall when dried. Nice hard coating and bonded well to bare block walls. Much better quality than the standard in-store latex basement wall paints, probably due to being an oil based product. If you are looking for a good quality wall sealant paint, this is a good choice.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mwtompki Expensive, but easy to apply and extremely effective
Great product. As with any painting project, the key is in doing a thorough job with the prep work so that the sealant has a clean surface to bond do. I rented a Clark machine with a diamond-flap disk and spent 10 hours getting old goopy tile adhesive off the floor. Then I etched with a Behr concrete etchant product and did a lot of mopping. Then I applied the Zessner's waterproofing sealant. Each step was easier than the one before it. Applying the sealant was quick and easy and after 2 coats, the result was excellent. No more water-wicking concrete... ready for carpet in the basement.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Excellent paint, but the odor stays for weeks.
Worked very well on my 50y old basement walls. Used about 12 gallons on a 400sf basement which was more than what I estimated, but inline with the 75-100sf per gallon as per the paint label. Second coat takes as much paint as the first. Buy it from store or get it shipped to store if you can. Both time I ordered from HD online with home delivery the package came badly damaged with paint spilled inside and dripping from the box - big mess and waste of paint.
October 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 coverage is better than listed
This product has performed as labeled. It is some what sticky witch makes it a little toughf to apply but the coverage rate is better than listed, we got a 115 square fett as opposed to the 100 that the can listed. It filled in the pours in the block wall well with a second coat. All in all it has preformed well but we are still waiting for rain to see if it keeps the water out.
February 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigtom74 Zinsser Products are TOP NOTCH.
All of the Zinsser products I have used--especially the Milder PROOF formulas---have performed as advertised. Not just Mildew Resistant--Mildew PROOF. Incredible.
August 14, 2013