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Seal Porous Outdoor Objects with Multi-surface Waterproofer to Prevent Water Absorption and Related Damage Such as Freezing and Cracking

Protect porous outdoor objects from absorbing water to preserve their appearance and help stop them from freezing and cracking during the winter. Apply multi-surface waterproofer with a spray to concrete birdbaths, terracotta pots, wooden bird houses and feeders, and paper maps. Let the treated surface dry for 48 hours and know they're sealed when the water beads on the surface.

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applying multi-surface waterproofer with a garden sprayer
Step 1

Apply Multi-Surface Waterproofer to Large Areas with a Garden Sprayer

Spray large areas, such as a concrete birdbath, with multi-surface waterproofer from a garden sprayer. Pour the solution in, pump it up, and spray about 12 inches from the surface in even strokes to avoid pooling. Cover the work surface.

performing the splash test to determine if the water beads
Step 2

Dry for 48 Hours and Perform a Splash Test

Let the treated surface dry for 48 hours. Splash a limited amount of water onto determine if it beads and demonstrate that the surface is sealed. If not, another coat is required.

spraying multi-surface waterproofer from an aerosol can
Step 3

Spray Smaller Surfaces with Multi-surface Waterproofer from a Can

Protect smaller surfaces such as terracotta or other porous clay pots with multi-surface waterproofer in a convenient aerosol can.

coating a cedar bird feeder with multi-surface waterproofer
Step 4

Use the Outdoor Multi-surface Waterproofer on Wooden Objects

Protect wooden objects such as birdhouses with the multi-surface waterproofer applied from an aerosol can. For a cedar bird feeder, the treatment protects the surface while letting the wood beneath age naturally.

protecting a map with multi-surface waterproofer
Step 5

Waterproof Maps and Charts with Multi-surface Waterproofer

Waterproof maps and charts to protect them from the elements as you boat, camp, or hike. Lay the article out flat and coat one or both sides. On drying, the paper remains flexible but sheds water like a duck's back.

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