Cementone Aquaprufe Flexible Damp-Proofer & Waterproofer Dries Black 5Ltr
Easy to use, coverage better then stated, would recommend.
23 Mar 2015
I bought the 5 litre tin to supplement a 25 litre drum I was using to stick down parquet tiles. It turned out to be much thinner, almost a watery consistency and pretty much useless for this purpose although probably OK for waterproofing. I managed to produce a usable mix by mixing it with the remains of the 25 litre drum. Why can't Cementone produce a consistent product?
4 Mar 2015
Easy to apply - works well
I bought a tin of this to fix a cracked, leaking bitumen roof on my shed. It was inexpensive and worked well.
Bear in mind that this stuff is quite thin - so you will need two coats to build up thickness. On the plus side, it goes on really easily (no wrist ache) and it seeps into cracks nicely.
It dries to a fairly glossy finish, which is not really what I was expecting, but it looks fine.
Tip 1 - you can remove excess or overspill with white spirit.
Tip 2 - don't clean (or throw away) your brushes until you have finished the tin: when you re-use your brush it softens straight away.
27 Mar 2014
DPC in a tin
Right, house built around 1870 of chalk on chalk, dug into a slope with no foundations and no dpc. Floor screed (if you can call it that) a weak mix, possibly including lime, had become friable and permeable. Discovered this when I moved a free-standing cabinet and found the carpet was wet and mouldy. Coming to the end of an amateur renovation I really didn't want to take up the floor and relay it so I have used this product for a purpose it wasn't designed for. Scraped and vacuumed up as much of the loose stuff as I could, filled the holes and brushed on three coats of Aquaprufe then put down a rubber-backed paper covering before refitting the underlay and carpet. No more damp. Couple of points; the coverage greatly exceeded the manufacturer's stated six or so sq m., I would estimate 5ltrs would give a single coat of nearer 18sq m., and there wasn't a reasonable drying time ( I left 48hrs) after which I could walk on it to apply subsequent coats without it lifting - I wore old slippers in plastic bags in the end. If I do it again I'll put a good coat of PVA down first. In conclusion, I think this product is better than Bostik say it is, perhaps because they can't monitor the manner in which it is used, but it has saved me a great deal of money and inconvenience.
24 Nov 2013