PRODUCT FEATURE/BENEFIT QUESTIONS


Question

What surface is Eterna-Kote Silicone most suited to?

Answer

Flat roofs and gutters made of

  • Butynol gutters and roofs
  • Low pitched roofs
  • Aged asphalt
  • Aged EPDM and TPO/CPA
  • Modified bitumen
  • Metal
  • Built-up
  • Cap sheet
  • Fibreglass
  • Composite
  • Concrete
  • Torchdown
  • Sprayed Polyurethane Foam
  • Most existing coatings
  • Question

    Has the manufacturer of this product been around for a long time?

    Answer

    This manufacturer started business in 1913

    Question

    Is Eterna-Kote used a lot on commercial buildings in the USA and around the world?

    Answer

    Yes, Eterna-Kote is primarily used on commercial buildings in the USA as it costs a lot less than roof replacement

    Question

    Will Eterna-Kote last a long time?

    Answer

    Yes, Eterna Kote is 100% Silicone Coating with a 98% solids content. It has a Lifetime Warranty.

    Question

    What are the advantages of Eterna-Kote Silicone over rubber-based products?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    Can I use Eterna-Kote in a basement to stop water coming through?

    Answer

    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

    Question

    Can I walk on the Eterna-Kote or use it on a deck?

    Answer

    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

    Question

    Is Eterna-Kote flexible?

    Answer

    Yes, it is extremely flexible - up to 315%

    Question

    Does Eterna-Kote shrink?

    Answer

    No, it is designed to stay flexible and last for many, many years

    Question

    Does Eterna-Kote come in other colours?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    Is repairing with Eterna-Kote cheaper than reroofing?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    Is Eterna-Kote potable water safe?

    Answer

    Yes, it is and, unlike other products claiming to be drinking water safe, it is certified to be potable water safe in the USA

    Question

    Can I repair my water tank with it?

    Answer

    Yes and, as above, it is safe for your drinking water.

    Question

    Is Eterna-Kote BRANZ approved?

    Answer

    No, it is not. We have not sought BRANZ approval. The reason for this is we are using the International Standards for this type of product as Eterna-Kote is Made in the USA and is approved, ASTM D6694, ASTM D7281 amongst other things as it is sold around the world. We are happy to use testing from a global company which certifies products globally.

    Question

    What is ASTM?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    What is the difference between Eterna-Kote and other silicone products?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    What is the finished appearance of Eterna-Kote?

    Answer

    Eterna-Kote has a bright white finish. Unlike some other products, Eterna-Kote self-levels to achieve a smooth finish.

    APPLICATION QUESTIONS


    Question

    Can I apply Eterna-Kote myself?

    Answer

    Eterna-Kote can easily be applied by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

    Question

    Do I need an undercoat or can I paint straight onto the surface?

    Answer

    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.

    Question

    Can I spray Eterna-Kote?

    Answer

    Yes, but you need a large machine with an extremely high PSI

    Question

    Do you recommend a roller or brush?

    Answer

    Roller is preferable and a brush for the corners and other hard to reach places

    Question

    What roller do you recommend?

    Answer

    Exterior rough & Textured surfaces roller suitable for all paints

    Question

    Can I paint the silicone?

    Answer

    No, it is not designed to be painted over

    CAMPERVAN/CARAVAN REPAIR QUESTIONS


    Question

    What preparation do I need to do to prepare my campervan roof for painting?

    Answer

    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

    Question

    I have a six metre vehicle. How much product will I need to cover the approx. 12 square metre roof?

    Answer

    You will need 2 x 3.3 litre cans of Eterna-Kote

    Question

    What is the preferred option for painting a Campervan, or as they say "RV" in the USA, which has a leak?

    Answer

    Silicone roof paint