Flood Protection Dry Times

Our video below will explain the difference between cure times and dry times for Flex Seal Flood Protection.
Always follow evacuation orders. Heed all directions from local government and emergency management officials. Watch our introductory video before starting.
Flood Paste in a Cartridge is the base coat for your first layer of protection. Use a gloved finger, Flex Gap Filler tool, or similar tool to push into all seams and openings to help create a watertight seal. Always be cautious of any sharp objects that may cause injury.
Dry Times
Dry times for all Flood Protection products (excluding Flood Tape) depend on temperature and humidity. For example, if it’s cold outside, our products will take longer to dry than in warmer climates.
Dry time is also impacted by the thickness of coats applied. For this reason, we always recommend that you use smooth, even coats — not too thick or too thin.

DRY TO THE TOUCH is the amount of time it takes for our products to form a skin on the surface and be able to be touched without any material sticking to your finger. Each product must be dry to the touch before an additional layer can be applied.
• Flex Paste® Flood Protection: 2-6 hours
• Flex Seal Liquid® Flood Protection: 3-6 hours
• Flex Seal® Spray Flood Protection: 30-60 minutes
• Flex Tape® Flood Protection: No dry or cure time required.

CURE TIME is the amount of time it takes for products to completely dry.
• Flex Paste® Flood Protection: 24-48 hours
• Flex Seal Liquid® Flood Protection: 24-48 hours
• Flex Seal® Spray Flood Protection: 12-24 hours
• Flex Tape® Flood Protection: No dry or cure time required.
Remember, all dry times mentioned above are estimates and can vary based on temperature, humidity, and thickness of application. Be sure to have your final coat of Flood Protection applied 24-48 hours before floodwaters arrive.

For additional help, click on one of our how-to options below, or call us at:
833-4-A-FLOOD (833-423-5663).

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We’re proud to say that when used in combination, and as directed, our Flood Protection Products have been independently verified by UL Solutions to hold back 3ft of water for 14 days on gaps up to ½ inch. Tested in laboratory settings.
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‍Our dedicated Flood Protection Product support is here when you need it. Whether you have questions about our products, or need help ordering, our experts are ready to help.

You can also watch our informative series of step-by-step videos by visiting flexsealproducts.com/flood
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