ok, I just got off the phone with Thompsons, I was told that in my region
due to EPA regs they are not allow to ship solvent based product. So, they
now make the water seal with a water base. It was always safe to use as the
solvent evaporated over a few days when it was solvent based and they say
that now since it is water based it is even more safe to use. Although, the
area to be treated MUST be completely moisture free.
As soon I started the conversation I was stopped in my tracks, the woman
said that everyone has been calling about the milky white product!
According to the rep that I spoke with, they do in fact ship the solvent
based product to those state without tough EPA rules. Ohio being the one
that she mentioned. I don't feel that this water based product is going to
work as well. Yes the solvent based smelled and I had to leave the camper
open for a couple of days,but it worked great and was considerably cheaper
then buying silicone spray. I tried the "new" milky product on a small
portion of my patio, what I got was a white film which took almost 36 hrs to
dry and even after that period of time there were still white spots. Now
that it has dried completely you can see light and dark patches on the
concrete, not extreme but there nonetheless.
Thats good to know that they still make the solvent type.
Just like KILZ. The alcohol based stuff was excellent (enen though
the odor is a bit overwhelming). The water based type is useless. It
does nothing it's supposed to, and is a complete waste of money.
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