Waterproof coating of silicone and solvent for almost anything

  • Dec 28, 2019

Hello to all lovers of handicrafts and homemade!

I used to make plaster vases and I have got a question how to make so that they could pour water? And I found a simple and cheap solution. Impregnation made from available materials, which protects the surface.

Such impregnation can be protected not only gypsum, but also to wood, metal or other surfaces. I basically used it to plaster. Vases infiltrated inside several hours and gypsum does not absorb water any more.

For the manufacture of impregnation I used:

· Silicone sealant;

· Solvent 646;

· A plastic bottle.

For the price of such impregnation is obtained very cheap, but quite effective.

1. Silicone sealant buy for 100 rubles per tube.

2. 1 liter of solvent 80-100 rubles.

Total: 200 rubles you can get almost 1.3 liters of good water-repellent impregnation.

Prepare the impregnation may be a couple of minutes and start enjoying it.

As regards the proportions, I do everything by eye. I pour some solvent and squeeze out the silicone. Stir if the thick solution, then adding another solvent, and vice versa.

And now in more detail.

Step 1.

The plastic bottle squeeze some amount of silicone sealant.

Step 2.

By eye, on slightly pour solvent.

Step 3.

Tightly close the bottle and begin actively to shake that would mix well with a silicone solvent.

After some time, the silicone is dissolved in a solvent and a homogeneous liquid is obtained.

Periodically necessary to open the lid to vent solvent vapors.

If thinner to make the mixture, then it can be applied from spray. But then the product should be covered by 2-3 layers at intervals of 30-60 minutes between layers.

If the mixture to make a rather thick, it is possible to apply with a brush, then one layer will be sufficient.

I covered the plaster layer preform 2, as the plaster absorbs very strongly. Here's what I got, the water simply rolls off the treated site.

The plaster vases pouring impregnation and left for a few hours. Gypsum is a well-impregnated mixture. Then left to dry for 2-3 days, and all you can pour water.

Pouring the treated water vase and left for a week. Leaking or worsening vase I have not noticed.

IMPORTANT!!! The mixture is very smelly, on the need to work outdoors or in a well ventilated area

Just tried to infiltrate not very dense tissue, did not work, water still flowed. I suppose, if impregnate a dense fabric, it is possible that everything will turn out, but it's not accurate.

That's all, I hope the article was useful to you.

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