Does it work? Flex Seal

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 6:27 PM

What is it? It's a liquid rubber sealant that seeps into cracks and holes to seal out air and moisture.  

What does it claim? It claims to stop leaks fast and be the easy way to coat, seal and protect.
 
Who tested it?  Erik Wickham, who lives in Virginia Beach and owns RGB imaging
 
What Are The Instructions? The directions are pretty simple. You shake the can well for one minute. Spray Flex Seal using an even, sweeping motion. Be sure to spray a larger area than where the leak occurred and feather the edges.  You need to apply several even coats instead of one thick coat.  

The product claims to work fast but the instructions don't say how fast.  Depending on the leak you're trying to seal, you may have to wait a while for it to dry or put on several coats to ensure a solid, lasting seal.
 
Did it work ? Wickham gave it a mixed review.  While it didn't seal the hole he created in the bottom of a bucket, he said he could see it working for some projects. He said he would use it on smaller things around the house that don't have a lot of pressure.  Wickham said he'd be hesitant to use it on anything with pressure behind it.   
 
How much does it cost? We purchased our 14-ounce can of Flex Seal at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $12.99.
 
Additional Comments: Flex Seal comes in a few different colors and it is paintable. One can of Flex Seal treats 2 to 12 square feet.

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