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Bone Dry Sealant for Porous Surfaces 5L

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$110.00

Bone Dry concentrate is a unique water-based polymer dispersion which is designed to moisture proof porous surfaces. This can help reduce the frequency of recurring biological growth, repel water and prevent potential stains. Bone Dry slows the growth of moss, mould and algae by keeping the porous surface a lot drier. Bone Dry will also help prevent staining from food and beverage spills on outdoor living areas.

How it works

Bone Dry concentrate is a premium sealant for porous surfaces, that slows the biological growth of moss, mould, lichen and algae by keeping the surface dry. Bone Dry promptly seals these porous surfaces, and is difficult to remove once applied. Bone Dry should only be used after treating the surface first with the original Wet & Forget concentrate or Rapid Application.

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Features

Bone Dry has a number of special uses:

  • Slows the growth of moss and mould on treated surfaces. 
  • Helps prevent staining from food and beverage spills on decks and paved areas. 
  • Helps prevent oil stains, such as on your driveway or garage. 
  • Waterproofs the inside of terracotta pots to prevent the potting mix drying out. 
  • Helps treated areas retain a dry look, even when wet. 
  • Helps stabilise joint sand between paving stones to prevent paving movement and erosion. 

Instructions

How to apply Bone Dry

  • Apply on a cool, dry day when the surface is not hot. Do not apply in the heat of the day. 
  • Ensure that the entire surface is treated at the same time to prevent any overlapping of wet product on dry product and ensure that a light, even coverage of the surface is achieved. 
  • Ensure dilution rate and application are followed exactly. 
  • Over-applying the product may result in a slight sheen on the surface. Do not over apply. 
  • Exceptionally porous surfaces may need a second coat. Test a small area to ascertain if the surface still absorbs water after allowing Bone Dry to dry for 1 hour. For the best results, the second coat should be applied between 2-4 hours. 
  • Apply to large areas with a garden sprayer or use a brush for clay pots or small items. 

Important

It is critical to note:

  • All surfaces must be cleaned prior to the application of Bone Dry to the area. When removing biological growth before application, we highly recommend using the original Wet & Forget concentrate or Rapid Application
  • The dilution rate and application instructions on the back of the bottle must be followed exactly as specified, as once it is applied, it cannot be removed easily. 
  • Bone Dry must be applied on a cool, dry day with even, light coverage. The entire surface must be treated at the same time to stop any over-lapping of wet product on dry product, which would become visible with double thickness in this area. 
  • Bone Dry cannot be used on brand new timber decking. The timber must be allowed to weather for 12 months before applying Bone Dry. 
Learn more from our Blog posts about Wet & Forget

Surfaces

Bone dry can be used on the following surfaces successfully:

  • Brick and block walls
  • Canvas awnings
  • Clay or concrete paving
  • Clay or concrete pots
  • Clay or concrete roofs
  • Concrete and timber retaining walls
  • Concrete paths
  • Driveways
  • Fibrolite decks
  • Fibrolite roofing
  • Particle board flooring
  • Sandstone
  • Sheds
  • Shower grouting
  • Timber decks
  • Timber patio furniture
  • Tombstones
  • And other porous exterior surfaces

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I paint after applying Bone Dry?

    You cannot paint the surface after using Bone Dry because the water repellent in the product won’t allow the paint to adhere.

  • What is the dilution rate? How Do I apply Bone Dry?

    Application:

    • Apply on a cool, dry day and ensure that the surface is all done at the same time to stop any overlapping of wet product on dry product
      (which would become visible with the double thickness in these areas).
    • Ensure a light, even coverage of the surface is achieved.
    • Ensure dilution rate and application are followed exactly.
    • 'Over application' may leave a slight sheen on surface. Do not over apply.
    • Exceptionally porous surfaces may need a second coat. Test a small area to ascertain if the surface still absorbs water after allowing Bone Dry to dry for 1 hour. For best results the second coat should be applied between 2-4 hours.
    • Do not apply Bone Dry in the heat of the day. It is preferable to apply this product in overcast conditions later in the day when the sun is low and the surface is cool.
    • Apply to large areas with a garden sprayer or use a brush for clay pots or small items.

     

    Dilution:

    • Dilute Bone Dry 1:2 (1 part Bone Dry to 2 parts water) for the 5L container. Ensure that the surface is clean. This will treat up to 100 sq metres
  • Can Bone Dry be used on cane?

    Non treated cane that is porous is fine to treat with Bone Dry. Do a test underneath first to check the finish. Keep in mind that it cannot be painted after the Bone Dry treatment.

  • Can Bone Dry be used on sandstone?

    Bone Dry can be used on all varieties of sandstone very successfully. It makes the stone impervious to water, but not obvious to the eye.

  • Will Bone Dry seal a surface that was done some time ago?

    It is best to do a water test to see if it is still porous. If it is - you can. If it’s not porous, you can’t.

  • Does Bone Dry leave a 'wet look'?

    No. It’s designed to penetrate into the porous surface & you won’t know it’s there. All surfaces retain their light, refreshing, dry appearance even when wet.

  • How do I clean up after application?

    Wash your sprayer or brushes out with water. If it dries in the nozzle, soak the nozzle in methylated spirits. It is a water soluble product.

  • How do I remove overspray from windows?

    Use methylated spirits soaked in cotton wool.

  • How do I use Bone Dry on canvas/ awnings?

    Dilute Bone Dry 1:2 (1 part Bone Dry to 2 parts water) and apply to the clean dry canvas awning, umbrella, dodger or sail cover.

  • Is Bone Dry toxic to plants & animals?

    Bone dry is non toxic and therefore more environmentally friendly. It won't harm plants or animals and it cleans up in water. Odourless - it contains no solvents or volatile components.

  • Is Bone Dry OK for timber?

    You must firstly ensure that your deck has totally been cleaned up (using Wet & Forget) before you apply Bone Dry. Bone Dry is good for timber because the water just beads off the surface. On timber retaining walls, it stops them going black from biological growth. Timber decks also benefit as it slows biological growth and helps prevent staining from spills such as BBQ fat etc. External cedar weatherboards can be sealed with Bone Dry and it certainly won't peel like a traditional “film forming” coating e.g. varnish. Only apply one coat of Bone Dry for this application. For new decking, just make sure it “weathers” before application as the natural resins in the timber when newly laid will prevent the Bone Dry soaking in. Minimum wait is 3-4 months.

  • Is Bone Dry OK for paving stones?

    Yes. It stabilises sand joints between paving stones to prevent paving movement and erosion. It's not slippery when applied to paving stones.

  • Does Bone Dry help with sand stabilisation?

    On paving, use 1:1 (1 part Bone Dry to 1 part water). Flood surface and squeegee excess off the surface and into joints.

  • Is Bone Dry water based or oil based?

    It is water based for easy clean up.

  • What are the active ingredients in Bone Dry?

    It contains a combination of an acrylic emulsion and a silicone resin. The acrylic seals the pores and the silicone repels the water.

  • What garden sprayer can I use for applying Bone Dry?

    Apply Bone Dry from the same garden sprayer as you use for your Wet & Forget.

  • How long does Bone Dry last?

    Between 3-5 years.  You can always check by pouring some water over the surface.  If it gets absorbed in, then you need to reapply.  If it repels the water - you are OK.

Testimonials

I am writing to let you know about your product, “Bone Dry”. I live on a farm with a pine deck that faces south.

It is probably 8 years old now. At the beginning of last summer I desperately needed to clean it as it had gone very black and slippery. I used Wet & Forget to clean it and was amazed at how it came up! Just like new almost.

But, I was also aware that facing south and being cold and wet, the mould was likely to come back again. I went online and bought your product “Bone Dry”. It said it was a moisture-proofer that kept about 80 to 90% of the moisture out of the pine but that it wasn’t slippery. In fact, was hard to see once applied. We have now been through a very wet Autumn, Winter and Spring and the deck still looks as good as the day we applied the “Bone Dry”. A big thanks for a fantastic product.

- Mike
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