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Do you have a dirty deck that you’re tired of cleaning each year? We have the solution you’ve been looking for.

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Here at Hickory Dickory Decks we have found that the majority of our customers are tired of wasting their days off and their spring and summer weekends cleaning and sealing their decks. With the time and effort it takes to pressure wash, scrub and apply the typical sealer, the average person decides to let it weather and leave it unprotected. We have found a solution that is both very effective in protecting your deck but also lasts for a substantial amount of time! Seal Once is a line of coating products that are water-based and contain no VOCs, toxins or irritants. The cleaning solution works great on wood, composite decking, concrete and brick to remove dirt, mold and mildew. The deck sealant provide deep penetrating protection for up ten years on vertical surfaces and six on horizontal. With over three years of experience applying the product we are still amazed by the results and protection Seal Once deck sealer provides.

Removal and Prevention of Mold/Mildew

Removal of Existing Mold/Mildew: Use New Images Coatings All Wood Cleaner. Scrub the infected area with the cleaning mixture and a scrub brush and rinse with garden hose or pressure washer no more than 1250 psi using wide fan pattern. Leave solution on concrete for 15 to 20 minutes. You can re-apply if needed.

Application of Seal-Once Deck Sealer: Once substrate is fairly dry and clean, apply two coats of Seal-Once wet on damp (do not allow to dry between coats). You should apply three coats if the wood, composite decking or concrete is aged and very porous.

Results: The mold and mildew has undoubtedly penetrated the wood, composite decking or concrete and will continue to come to the surface for some time. Seal-Once allows water vapor transmission to occur thus allowing the trapped moisture to rise to the surface. Apply another solution of water/bleach/dawn and wash mold away. Continue this until mold/mildew is gone. Do not reapply Seal-Once. No additional water will be able to penetrate from the surface because the wood, composite decking or concrete is now protected by Seal-Once. In time, the mold and mildew will dry up. This process could take several months to occur.

How do we know that Seal-Once is so safe?

Seal-Once has been tested for acute toxicity by a nationally known environmental testing organization in the United States. During application, tests were conducted in liquid form, the result – no toxicity was found. Also, when materials treated with Seal-Once are immersed in fresh or salt water, they do not leech out, or become hydrolytically unstable.

How does Seal-Once provide such great protection?

Unlike today’s market leaders, Seal-Once base materials are newly developed, environmentally stable, and safe polymers. When looked at under a microscope, these materials are much smaller and lighter than today’s market leaders. In fact, Seal-Once measures 100 times smaller than a micron, roughly equivalent to a fraction of a millionth of an inch. Consequently, when applied to a wood or concrete surface, Seal-Once permeates the external surface more deeply, thereby sealing and protecting the surface for a longer period of time.

Is Seal-Once a silicone, latex or acrylic?

Seal-Once is none of the above. Seal-Once is a deep penetrating, complex co-polymer. Others are primarily surface treatments.

How do I get the most for my money when applying a waterproofer?

Follow these four simple steps:

  1. Assure the surface is free of algae, mold, mildew, etc.
  2. Assure the surface is ready to accept a waterproofer.
  3. Apply when temperature is over 35°, air is dry, with no imminent rain.
  4. Apply the waterproofer on a surface until it rejects further treatment. That is, apply the waterproofer until it stops soaking in. Older porous wood may accept three applications before the surface voids fill up. You do not need to wait until your first application has dried. Continue to apply product while the surface is damp.

What is the difference between Seal-Once pigments and competitors’ pigments?

Seal-Once pigments are UV stable and non toxic. They have been designed to react to UV light by converting UV energy into thermal energy. Competitors’ pigments are made from organic materials. Organic materials deplete in up to 18 months as they are either washed away by the elements, or baked away by the sun. Also competitors’ pigments are toxic.

Visit http://www.seal-once.com/ for more detailed information regarding Seal-Once.

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