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While I was not familiar with this product until recently...I have over 25 years working as a painter in residential and commercial and have used many different types of products. This product is not unlike some of the commercial products I have used (Epoxies, etc.) except for one thing. If you mix it all at once intending to use it up within the suggested pot life (4 hours) it will thicken up as it sits longer in the container (temperature does affect it) and become more difficult to spread around even more so as compared to some epoxies I have used in the past.
Mixing. It takes at least a 1/2 inch drill and mixing bar to fully mix the catalyst into the liquid rubber paint. Instructions say to use the mixing bar while spinning it to make a vortex in the paint as you add the catalyst so it is mixed completely. It also say's not to let any of the catalyst pool on top of the paint so having a partner pouring the catalyst into the paint while another person mixes it is the way to go. My wife had gone on a errand so I was pouring and mixing at the same time which was difficult and clumsy. Do yourself a favor and have two people do the mixing together. You'll thank yourself later!
My wife and I were painting our 5th wheel trailer roof with this product and knew we could work quickly enough to mix the catalyst (16 ounces) into the full amount (5 gallons) in the 5 gallon bucket and finish painting the roof before the 4 hours pot life was up. One thing that we experienced was after spending over an hour cutting in all around the roof vents...air conditioner...roof edges...etc...we noticed that the material becomes thicker and is more difficult to spread with the paint brush. Of course the directions also indicate that warmer temperatures will affect the performance of the material (faster cure rate in warmer temps) so keep that in mind when mixing up what you need to use for cutting in and what you need for spreading out on the entire surface of the roof with a squeegee and a paint roller. We poured the product out of the bucket onto the roof in measured sections (45 sq. ft. per gallon) to get the amount we needed to spread around more easily. I highly recommend using a squeegee to first spread the material around to get it where you want it and then use the paint roller to level it off and help make it more uniform in thickness (20 mils recommended) by the manufacturer. We bought a nice wide squeegee at Wal-Mart for around $7.00 and tossed it when finished as it was not useable after being exposed to this product (very sticky stuff!) The temperature on the day we began working on the roof was around 70 degrees and when we finished up it was around 85 degrees. Naturally after the rubber paint and catalyst had been mixed together for a few hours and the temps had gone up the material had thickened even more so it was even harder to spread around the surface of the roof using the squeegee and paint roller. This is by no means a complaint of any kind since the finish product came out very well and looks like it will hold up for a long time. It's a note to let anyone know who is looking to use this product to mix your cutting in material first and use that up and then mix up the rest of the paint and catalyst needed to finish up with so it's not sitting too long and becomes thicker and harder to spread around.
The smell. After spending many years being exposed to many kinds of harsh chemicals while in the painting trade I now seem to have some issues with odors from many different types of chemicals...including odors from this product as well. As the work went on and the temps rose I began to feel a little woozy from the odor/chemicals in the liquid rubber paint. The 5th wheel was parked out in the open air and we had fresh air to breath....except...there was no breeze that day so the odors had time to build and cause both my wife and I to dislike the odor and feel the effect from the chemicals. I would think placing a fan near where you're working would help with that if you cannot stand it but it didn't affect us until we were at the end of the project so again it's likely there is something you could do to protect yourself (wear an approved OSHA paint mask) with chemical cartridges to avoid the odor and you'll be fine. That or even a nice breeze would help.
We took the time to properly clean the roof before starting this project and there were no surprises while putting the product down other than what has been mentioned about the odor. We removed all of the roof vents (covers) and also the air conditioner cover but left the air conditioner in place since the roof underneath it was in decent shape so cleaning was all that was needed. We did repair a tear on one edge of the roof with Eternabond tape and had caulked it weeks prior to painting the roof so the caulking was properly cured out and ready to accept the paint. The color of the paint is bright white and has a nice gloss finish to it which may decrease over time due to the elements.
The square footage on the roof of the 5th wheel trailer measured right at 200 square feet so we thought a 5 gallon pail of this product would just be enough to cover the entire surface at the recommended 20mils thickness at 40 to 46 square feet per gallon. Our experience was that we had the 20mils thickness applied over the entire roof and we still had about 1 1/3 gallons left in the bucket when finished. I am not sure why we had so much material left and we were both surprised there was that much remaining. I wondered if it was due to the product thickening up as it sat for the period of time it did before being used and still gave us the needed coverage? Also, our roof was very smooth so no porous surface to soak it up which would take more material. I can't answer why we had that much left over.
After we applied the liquid rubber roof paint I checked on the roof the next day to see how it was curing. It had a tacky feel to the surface. You wouldn't want to walk on the roof as it would destroy the product. I checked on the roof each day for one week and day by day I could tell it was getting less tacky and curing out more each day. About the 5th day it was dry and you could walk on it if the need was there. We left it set for one week before walking on the roof to install all of the covers and survey how it looked. It really does look nice and solid as we had hoped it would and is a nice bright white which should help on sunny days to reflect the heat away.
I would buy this product again and have recommended it to my friends who are looking for this type of material to paint their RV roofs with. Considering what it costs to completely re-do an RV roof....buying all new rubber and the removal of the old roof and installation of the new roof...this is certainly the way to go since it duplicates the same rubber material already installed on the roof and simply adds to it making it a much easier job of roof care and much less cost. Check out videos on the Internet and on YouTube and you will see it's not that hard to do and will add years to your rubber roof. Also check out the vendors website and read up on the product before you purchase so you know all about it before you buy it. Apparently there are some RV's that have a certain type of rubber roof on them that this product is not compatible with so do your homework before you buy!
I read everything I could find about rubber roofing for a motor home. This product had the most information and great reviews. Well, I jumped in with all 4's (hands and feet) and ordered it. It came very quickly. After spending a week doing the cleaning and sealing on the motor home roof, I was ready to give it a go.
I am a 60 year old woman.. yep.. got spunk too. I ordered the mixing paddle, eternabond, sealant.. and everything I needed to do it. The ONLY thing I didn't buy was a large drill.. (big mistake) my drill could not do the job so I had to mix it in batches. It took a long time mixing from one bucket to another and then adding together and mixing more.. etc. etc. until I got it all mixed to one color (whew)
You have to realize, Murphy love me. When doing the roof it was going GREAT... spreading with a squidgy and rolling with the roller like the videos showed. The bad thing is I bought a cheap roller and got just what I paid for. It kept falling apart.. the roller would come off the holder. Finally I had enough of that and tossed it off the roof. Well, that leave the squidgy with the long handle... I spread it out slowly and evenly without any problem ... then at the very end on the motor home, I now have myself ready to finish it off and get down the ladder. I dropped the squidgy and no way to get down and back up SO.. guess what I did... nope, you can't guess this one.. I got on my hands and knees and finished that last bit with my HANDS.. lol.. I DO NOT suggest anyone doing this. I now have it all over me and getting off the roof got it on the ladder and everywhere I touched. I hope your laughing because now that I am finished and it looks GREAT.. I can laugh. At the time I wanted to cry BUT.. THIS IS NOT A ONE PERSON JOB... YOU NEED A SPOTTER JUST IN CASE YOU DROP THINGS(smiling)
he roof turned out great so it has to be pretty much fool proof.. I love the result and would certainly tall anyone to buy it. Just rent, borrow, buy but DO get a large drill like everyone stresses... AND buy a roller that is better than mine,Use gloves (in case you need them at the end) and do make sure someone is around to help if necessary. The product is very nice.. looks great and I am expecting it to last as long as I have the motor home.. Live and learn.. read and really learn!
EPDM coatings had asked us to put together a summary of a project we completed three years ago in Connecticut. The project consisted of recoating an existing 15,000 sq. ft. epdm roof. Approx. age 14 years. The existing roof began chalking and retaining water in many areas. Also significant separation within the seamed areas had developed. Our crew first power washed and vacuumed the entire roof. Next day we came back and sealed off all separated seams with the two sided Butyl tape and did all our prep work around the seams, chimney's etc. Total project took 74 of the 5 gallon pails cost of materials was approx. $1.32 per square foot. Two other systems we explored was an acrylic elastomeric requiring two coats of material cost .55 per square foot so essentially 1.10 for the two coats and a butyl coating that require a primer. Both products there were at $1.43 a square foot. This does not include labor just material costs. Labor costs would have been about 2.2 times higher with the other products. We had spent two months over the summer going back and forth with the owner and researching what we were going to use for this roof and we had specific marching orders from the owner. They wanted a one coat system, did not want to have issues with ponding water and did not want to have to come back in a few years to repair it. After this first job we do not use any other product; hands down. There are many reasons but in the interest of time here you go. First it is the only roofing product in the U.S that is warrantied on flat roof against ponding water and that right was the deciding factor. It is not some cheap water based acrylic or elastomer I think we all know how those work essentially recoating them every 2-4 years. The liquid epdm cures by catalyst and as it cures the liquid epdm will chemically bond itself to the roof you are applying it on. We have not seen any product with that type of chemistry and bonding properties without giving up any tensile strength. This is why it can claim its 18-20 year life expectancy. It really is the only roofing material we have seen that immediately waterproofs. On our third day late in the evening we had a shower come through and we needed to stop for the day. We called the company with our concerns since we thought the material that was not dry was a total loss. We came back the next afternoon and the water evaporated and the product continued to cure. In addition a portion of that area is where the owner had a nasty leak which by the way stopped even though the product did not have sufficient time to dry. If your client is looking for solid performing product that you'll never have to worry about getting a call from them saying the roof is leaking then this is it. If your client is just looking for the cheapest thing to coat your roof this is not the product and my suggestion is to run from that potential customer you can not use cheap materials and expect them to hold up for any length of time; it is just not worth the reputation all of us work so hard to develop over the years.
Absolutely amazing product! Had a leak in the roof of my camper and when I went up to inspect it found the whole top had failed ( this is a 3 year old roof and no longer under warranty, in fact the manufacturer went out of business and filed bankruptcy ) Not wanting to spend $2500 to replace the whole rood I started looking online for a product to cover the roof. It looked like a spider web of cracks, not just one or two leaks. I considered everything from Rhino Liner to gluing a huge sheet of rubber over the existing roof. So glad I searched and came across this product. Was as easy to spread on as spreading glue with a trowel, coated really well and coverage was great!! Best part? NO MORE LEAKING inside the camper. A $60 gallon of this liquid roof salvaged a $20,000 camper in an afternoon. Well worth the money!!
Hi all ok as promised I have sent you the attached photos of the project. I applied the proflex primer and the liquid rubber to my roof. You can see that the roof is and l- shaped structure and actually is a dog house connection type. Previously aluminum flashing would only hold up for a season due to the expansion during the winter months. Believe it or not even though nailed down with so much cement and they still came undone. I really should have found guys a long time ago you would have saved me hundreds doing it the first time right. Anyway so 5 rain storms later and 3 moths and no leaks. Mission accomplished. Also thank you to your sales staff they were always there to assist in instruction even though I was a little guy in comparison to your regular customers All the best
It has been 4 years now since we had applied the product and really enjoy that we no longer worry about calling a roofer. So for those of you wondering if you should purchase the product the answer is yes. We were amazed that it literally stopped the leaks right after it was applied. Two days later we actually got a pretty bad storm through and zero leaks. The first time in about two years my wife tells me. Down in Texas we get our fair share of hot weather and we thought that the material would not hold up to the temperature swings but we really have nothing but good things to say about the product and the people there. When we received the product we had our share of questions and the sales staff took the time to really make sure we understood the product and did it right. Thanks to everyone at epdmcoatings.com
First I want to apologize for the video we forgot all about it. But I wanted to be sure epdm gets the feedback they deserve so I am happy to write you this letter of recommendation. It has been about 6 months since we installed the material on our home. About 50% was on an existing epdm roof and the other 50%; on our older area was put on rolled roofing. You said we needed to put the primer on that area first. We must have tried every sealer out there and nothing seemed to work. Well after 4 years of disappointment our roof finally finally does not leak. On another note we also wanted to thank your company for the time you took in answering so many questions. Your sales staff there was very patient and quite frankly made the decisions much easier. You have a cheerleader now for your product.
Top Level Inc has over 30 years of interior remodeling, commercial and residential construction and roofing experience across Europe and North America, Specializing in Asphalt, Metal, Wood shingles, Concrete, Ceramic, Slate, Roll roofing, Rubber roof, Flat roof and also Built-up roofing such as Tar and gravel roofs. Top Level Inc brings a high level of craftsmanship and guarantees quality satisfaction every time. So when it comes to protecting your home and business from wind and rain, Top Level Inc. can take care of all your needs. After Using EPDM liquid rubber roof coating I was very impressed with how durable the product was and how fast I could complete the job. The staff at EPDM coatings went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone with a roof repair project and we are now diehard customers.
I done a lot of research online before I decided to go with Liquid Roof. I have to say that I am very glad that I did. The product was easy to use. This is definately a Do It Yourself Project. I did find a couple things that will help you with your application. If at all possible use two people. Even though one person can do this project it is so much easier with two. Wear gloves, it can be a messy job. I am very happy with the ease of use and the outcome of this project. The temperature was about 52 degrees when doing the roof and has now set for three days. It is still a little tacky but with the cool temps we have had that is to be expected. The warmer it is the faster it will cure out. I will 100% for sure use this product again and reccommend it to my fellow RV'ers
London, KYDuane Hess
This product is great. It was a little harder to put on then I thought it would be. Once it has dried it covered our older roof very well. I would recommened this product to other RV people.
Eric T Morrow