How to Waterproof Plywood Deck with Tufflex

How to Waterproof a Plywood Deck

One of the first things you may be thinking about if you are in the industrial, automotive refinishing, marine, or military field is waterproofing a plywood deck with Tufflex. This detail is an important step in improving the value, look, and feel of your business and products. In addition, investing in Tufflex will protect your deck long into the future, so you can focus on providing excellent products and services to your clients and customers. At Specialty Coatings, we would be happy to assist you in all of your coating needs. Contact us today and let us help you find the right product for your project.

The First Steps

As a waterproof, deck coating system, Tufflex is made to protect your deck and flooring from foot traffic and the elements of Mother Nature. To start the process, you need to make sure your deck is cleaned properly. This means scrubbing off excess dirt and rocks, washing with a cleaning mixture (such as bleach), and spraying the area down with a pressure washer. The next step can be lengthy, but necessary. Just like with any paint project, you want to make sure you apply a primer and let it sit for at least 48 hours to dry. A clear primer, such as an epoxy sealer, will allow penetration into your deck.

Follow the Instructions

When you purchase a deck coating system from Specialty Coatings, we will provide you instructions for application. These need to be followed, from mixing the Tufflex to application, doing it right will ensure the product lasts. Of course, if you need more instructions than what is provided, please ask us how to waterproof a plywood deck with Tufflex.

When you apply the Tufflex, you will want to use clean or new brushes. Ideally, a 6-inch roller will provide even application. Once the mixture is ready, you can go ahead and apply according to the instructions. It is best to let the Tufflex cure for a minimum of 24 hours, but the longer you can wait the better. After a few days, your deck will be protected from human wear and tear and damage from weather.

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