Where can I go for help?
Call 1-800-542-7665 Monday through Friday to contact your nearest sales office. After hours, leave a message with your information, and we will contact you as soon as possible. We can also be contacted at [email protected].
What is DECK-O-SEAL?
DECK-O-SEAL is a two part, polysulfide-based joint sealant that is resistant to today’s common pool chemicals used in a normal way. DECK-O-SEAL is used to seal joints subject to concrete movement to provide a firm, flexible, weather-tight seal. It is designed to be used in and around swimming pools.
How many different grades of DECK-O-SEAL are available?
The most commonly used grade of DECK-O-SEAL is the two-part material. This grade is a pourable, self-leveling sealant packaged in 96 oz. kits as well as 24 oz. kits, formulated to be used above the waterline. DECK-O-SEAL ONE STEP is a one-part, non-sag material used above the waterline in horizontal and vertical applications. ONE STEP must be tooled and is packaged in a ready to use 11 oz. cartridges. For information on DECK-O-SEAL #125 and GUN GRADE formulated for use below the waterline, please go to the Products Section of this website.
What colors are available?
Dura-White, Stone Gray, and Desert Tan are the standard colors. Black and Redwood are available by special order. We can also custom color DECK-O-SEAL to match your needs. There is a special lead-time and price upcharge for custom colors. Not all colors are available for custom coloring.
How much DECK-O-SEAL will I need for my project?
For a typical ½” x ½” joint configuration, you will get approximately 58 LF per 96 ounce kit of DECK-O-SEAL. For additional information, please go to the Products Section of our website and see the coverage chart on product data sheet #787 DECK-O-SEAL.
What is the recommended joint size?
A 2:1 width-to-depth ratio is recommended. However, in no case should the joint sealant depth be less than ¼” or exceed ½”. DECK-O-SEAL should not be used in joints less than ¼” wide or over 1″ wide without specific recommendations. If the joint is over 1″ wide, please contact the National Sales Desk for specific recommendations.
How do I apply DECK-O-SEAL?
For application information, please refer to the directions on the container or print the application instructions.
What is the shelf life of DECK-O-SEAL and is that information furnished on the package?
The shelf life from date of manufacture for DECK-O-SEAL Two Part is one year when stored in unopened containers under 80ºF. The shelf life for DECK-O-SEAL ONE STEP is minimum six months, when stored in unopened containers under 80ºF. The information is contained in the Batch Number supplied on the package. The Batch Number is explained as follows:
Batch Number: 4PA001:
2 = year manufactured – 2012
P = Pomona, CA – location of DECK-O-SEAL manufacturing facility
A = month produced – A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar, D=April, E=May, F=June, H=July,
J=Aug, K=Sept, L=Oct, M=Nov, N=Dec.
001 = Control Number of the specific batch
Can DECK-O-SEAL be painted?
DECK-O-SEAL cannot be painted. DECK-O-SEAL is a flexible joint sealant designed to withstand the normal movement of concrete. Unless the paint used over DECK-O-SEAL has the same or greater characteristics of flexibility, the paint may crack and fail.
How long do I have to work with DECK-O-SEAL?
DECK-O-SEAL Two Part has a work life of approximately one hour at 77ºF.
How long does it take for the DECK-O-SEAL to cure?
For DECK-O-SEAL Two Part, the material is tack free in four hours and cures in 24 hours at 77ºF.
For DECK-O-SEAL ONE STEP, the material is tack free in 24 hours and cures in 5 to 10 days.
The DECK-O-SEAL didn’t set – it’s still sticky. What happened?
Did you follow the mixing instructions on the container or listed on the product data sheet? Is the product still in date? See the above information concerning shelf life. Contact the National Sales Desk if it is determined that all instructions were followed and if the material is still within date.
Some of the DECK-O-SEAL from the same kit set up and some didn’t. What happened?
If DECK-O-SEAL from the same kit sets up intermittently or randomly in the joint, there is a problem in the mixing operation. The two components were not thoroughly blended together for the required amount of time. The material will have to be removed from the joint. Please contact the National Sales Desk for removal instructions.
How do I clean DECK-O-SEAL if I spill it on my deck?
Immediately remove “wet” DECK-O-SEAL using Toluene or Xylene and a clean cloth with a dabbing motion. Circular motion will spread the product.
If the DECK-O-SEAL has dried, try using fine sandpaper and lightly buff the area. If you have a coating system or a painted deck, check with the manufacturer of the system or the paint to see if there is a compatibility problem with using Toluene or Xylene. If there is a problem, ask for their recommendation.
DECK-O-SEAL, A Division of W. R. MEADOWS, INC.
P.O. Box 397, Hampshire, Illinois 60140
phone: (800) 542-POOL; fax: (847) 214-2268
e-mail: [email protected]