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Questions and Answers for Henry 287 Solar-Flex White Acrylic Elastomeric Reflective Roof Coating 4.75 gal. (16-Piece)

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Model #HE287SF072

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  • Lowers energy usage and cooling costs by up to $2,400
  • Reflects sun's heat and harmful UV rays
  • Extends roof life and is backed by a 7 year warranty

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caret
Q:Cleaning existing 287 before reapplying 287 7 years later. Clean with what product and how clean does it need to be?
by|Sep 17, 2023
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A:  MarP, just clean the roof with a light pressure wash or use a hose with a strong nozzle to wash off the dust and dirt. If you have areas that need more cleaning you can use TSP or TSP substitute with a soft bristle brush. Just make sure that you rinse the roof well. Once it is dry you will need to apply two coats of Henry 287.

by|Sep 17, 2023
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    Q:how many square foot can 5 galons cover, the total of my roof is only 1600 square foot.
    by|Sep 16, 2023
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    A:  John, the coverage rate of Henry 287 Solar-Flex is usually 500 square feet per 4.75 gallon bucket. You must apply two coats if this is the first time coating the roof. Coverage may vary a little depending on how rough the roof surface is or how dry it is. You will need approximately 7 buckets for your roof.

    by|Sep 16, 2023
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      Q:Can this be put on a metal roof
      by|Sep 11, 2023
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      A:  Willie, Henry 287 Solar-Flex can be applied to an aged metal roof. Clean the roof with a light pressure wash, let it dry completely and then apply the coating.

      by|Jan 7, 2024
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        Q:Can I get this paint any color I want?
        by|Sep 10, 2023
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        A:  Carter, Henry 287 Solar-Flex should not be tinted. Roof coatings are not like paints and the tinting product could affect the performance of the Henry 287. Tinting the product would void the warranty. If you need a color other than white, Henry 288 is basically the same as Henry 287 but is desert tan in color.

        by|Dec 19, 2023
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          Q:Can this product be thinned?
          by|Aug 29, 2023
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          A:  Rick1W, Henry 287 Solar-Flex is not a product that should be thinned. Roof Coatings are different than paint products in that they are not just to change the color of the surface they are applied to but are formulated to achieve a specified thickness layer on the roof. Roof coatings need to be thick in order to protect the roof surface from the penetrating UV rays of the sun.

          by|Aug 30, 2023
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            Q:Can this be applied over a metal roof with moderate rust
            by|Aug 27, 2023
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            A:  Andy, you will have to address the rust on the surface prior to coating with Henry 287 Solar-Flex white roof coating. The rust areas would need to be brushed with a wire brush, washed with water and have a rust inhibitor applied to stop the rust prior to coating with Henry 287.

            by|Aug 28, 2023
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              Q:Can this be used on rv rubber roof?
              by|Aug 16, 2023
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              A:  Dale, Henry 287 Solar-Flex is not recommended for use over an RV rubber roof. RV rubber roofs are usually EPDM, a product that closely resembles an inner tube. Acrylic coatings traditionally do not adhere to EPDM. The only product that we make that will adhere to a rubber roof is Henry TropiCool 887 100% Silicone. The bonding process of TropiCool, is a moisture cure verses the normal evaporative process. TropiCool 887 can withstand the wind peel, excessive movement and the problem of "lift" as the wind passes over the roof surface and creates a vacuum when the RV travels over the road.

              by|Aug 31, 2023
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                Q:What Henry's product do you recommend for a epdm trailer roof?
                by|Aug 16, 2023
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                A:  TI1807, EPDM is a rubber like product that is similar to an inner tube. Most coating products have a problem adhering to EPDM or if they are solvent based can harm the surface over time. The only product that we recommend to be applied to an aged EPDM roof is Henry 887 TropiCool 100% Silicone roof coating. Henry 887 creates a chemical bond to the surface as opposed to the acrylic coatings so it won't peel off from wind shear, excessive movement or from the vacuum that is created by air passing over the roof. Henry 887 is easy to apply, just wash the roof with water, patch any areas that currently leak or any roof penetrations with Henry 884 100% Silicone Roof Repair and sealant, then apply one coat of Henry 887. Henry TropiCool 887 is waterproof, permanently ponding water resistant and has a lifetime warranty.

                by|Sep 12, 2023
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                  Q:Can you use this on an patio outdoor metal ceiling to keep the area cool.
                  by|Aug 13, 2023
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                  A:  Edna, Henry 287 Solar-Flex can be used to coat a metal roof, if that is what you are asking. If you apply it to the ceiling it will have no effect in keeping the area cool. Henry 887 is highly reflective and will reflect more than 85% of damaging rays of the sun and emits 88% of the sun's heat back into the atmosphere, but it must be applied to the roof.

                  by|Aug 13, 2023
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                    Q:Does it have any chemical runoff after applied and cured? I collect my rainwater for aquaponics. I don?t want it to kill my fish.
                    by|Aug 9, 2023
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                    A:  William, Henry 287 is not rated for water containment or for catchment systems. Henry 287 is a water based acrylic roof coating but we have no information on how runoff would affect fish. The only product that we have that is rated for rainwater catchment systems is Henry 887 TropiCool 100% Silicone roof coating.

                    by|Aug 10, 2023

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