PRODUCT FEATURE/BENEFIT QUESTIONS
What surface is Eterna-Kote Silicone most suited to?
Flat roofs and gutters made of
- Butynol gutters and roofs
- Low pitched roofs
- Aged asphalt
- Aged EPDM and TPO/CPA
- Modified bitumen
- Cap sheet
- Sprayed Polyurethane Foam
- Most existing coatings
Has the manufacturer of this product been around for a long time?
This manufacturer started business in 1913
Is Eterna-Kote used a lot on commercial buildings in the USA and around the world?
Yes, Eterna-Kote is primarily used on commercial buildings in the USA as it costs a lot less than roof replacement
Will Eterna-Kote last a long time?
Yes, Eterna Kote is 100% Silicone Coating with a 98% solids content. It has a Lifetime Warranty.
What are the advantages of Eterna-Kote Silicone over rubber-based products?
Eterna-Kote is one step process – just clean and paint. No top coat is required. Other products that do not contain UV inhibitors, such as most rubber-based products, require a topcoat to protect them.
Can I use Eterna-Kote in a basement to stop water coming through?
Yes, you can but we have a much better product for this purpose on our website called Flexx-Gard. It is a black rubber-based product which is designed to be used on foundations in the ground. If you are using Flexx-Gard in other situations, like a roof, it will last for a few years but will not last as long as Eterna-Kote Silicone. Ideally if you are using Flexx-Gard on a roof it needs to be top coat painted as it does not have UV inhibiters in the product anything like Eterna Kote Silicone.
Our Flexx-Gard product is similar to other rubber-based products sold on the market
Can I walk on the Eterna-Kote or use it on a deck?
Yes, you can but it is designed for low foot traffic. It is suitable on top of a commercial building which needs to be walked on for maintenance. If you intend walking on it a lot, we suggest putting at least two thicker coats down and then covering it in Tiger Turf, Astroturf, floating deck with suitable protection on the parts touching the deck, etc
Is Eterna-Kote flexible?
Yes, it is extremely flexible - up to 315%
Does Eterna-Kote shrink?
No, it is designed to stay flexible and last for many, many years
Does Eterna-Kote come in other colours?
Yes, it can be tinted but white is the preferred option as it is environmentally friendly and offers the added protection of a cool roof system, particularly in the summer time.
If you wish to tint Eterna-Kote, you will need to use our Silicone Tinters only.
Is repairing with Eterna-Kote cheaper than reroofing?
Yes, it is much cheaper than reroofing.
It is more expensive initially than using acrylic paint. However, as Eterna-Kote Silicone will last for more than 50 years there will be no need to repaint the roof. Additionally, Eterna-Kote will stop leaks and, unlike acrylic paint, will form a membrane which can handle pooling water 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Acrylic paint is not designed to have pooling water sitting on it 24/7. However, Eterna-Kote is specifically made for this purpose.
Is Eterna-Kote potable water safe?
Yes, it is and, unlike other products claiming to be drinking water safe, it is certified to be potable water safe in the USA
Can I repair my water tank with it?
Yes and, as above, it is safe for your drinking water.
What is ASTM?
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world. They are a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. Their volunteer members represent producers, users, consumers, government, and academia from more than 140 countries. They develop technical documents that are the basis of manufacturing, management, procurement, codes and regulations for dozens of industry sectors.
ASTM volunteer members belong to one or more standards-writing committees, each of which covers a subject area such as steel, petroleum, medical devices, consumer products, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing and many more. These committees develop the more than 12,000 ASTM standards found on our site and in the 80-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards.
What is the difference between Eterna-Kote and other silicone products?
We offer a very high quality product, produced in the USA by a manufacturer who has been in business since 1913. Our product offers a lifetime warranty.
What is the finished appearance of Eterna-Kote?
Eterna-Kote has a bright white finish. Unlike some other products, Eterna-Kote self-levels to achieve a smooth finish.
Can I apply Eterna-Kote myself?
Eterna-Kote can easily be applied by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do I need an undercoat or can I paint straight onto the surface?
No, you do not need an undercoat.
On a bitumen surface you may however choose to buy a blocker coat from us as there is the possibility that the tar may or may not bleed through the surface. This depends on the age of the bitumen and other factors.
Can I spray Eterna-Kote?
Yes, but you need a large machine with an extremely high PSI
Do you recommend a roller or brush?
Roller is preferable and a brush for the corners and other hard to reach places
What roller do you recommend?
Exterior rough & Textured surfaces roller suitable for all paints
Can I paint the silicone?
No, it is not designed to be painted over
CAMPERVAN/CARAVAN REPAIR QUESTIONS
What preparation do I need to do to prepare my campervan roof for painting?
You need to thoroughly clean the roof prior to painting Eterna-Kote on the roof with either one thick coat or two thinner coats. We recommend the latter as this makes sure that if you don’t cover it properly in the first coat you will cover it with the second coat
I have a six metre vehicle. How much product will I need to cover the approx. 12 square metre roof?
You will need 2 x 3.3 litre cans of Eterna-Kote
What is the preferred option for painting a Campervan, or as they say "RV" in the USA, which has a leak?
Silicone roof paint