Humidity and moisture often reduce the life-span of a thatch. Therefore to protect your thatch from damage you can use thatch sealers. You may be wondering where to get these thatching sealers? Well, you can get them from the companies that supply thatch rolls. Thatch roof sealer can extend the life of your thatch to two more years. It makes the thatch free of water that is free or bound in the fiber structure or cellular make up. Using a thatch sealer is very simple. All you have to do is coat the thatch heavily on both sides with the thatch sealer by sparing it.
Thatch sealers bring down the chances of damage to thatch by birds or baboons. Thatch roll sealer also enhances the natural look of the thatch. It also extends its life span and makes it resistant to water and humidity. Thatch rolls with thatch sealer are also immune to bacterial and fungal growth, hay fever, dust and sinusitis. They reduce insurance premiums. They also allow easy cleaning of the thatch.
Now how to apply thatch sealers? Well, before applying them, ensure that the surface is clean and dry. The thatch roll should be free of cobwebs, bird residue, wasps, etc. While applying the roof thatch sealer on the inner side put a mantle on wall paintings, carpets, furniture and floors. Remove the rotten thatch and comb the roof.
Never apply the thatch sealer on wet surfaces. Or if you foresee rain sooner, postpone the application. Remember, hot water will make the film produced by a thatch sealer feeble. For applying a thatch sealer, the surrounding temperatures must be between 10oC and 35oC. Close the container when not in use
Before you use the thatch roofing sealer, always examine its date of expiry and its effectiveness during the period of usage. You should have enough solution to spray the whole thatch. Stir the thatch roofing sealer with a stirrer and never dilute it.
Now take a sprayer and pour the roof thatch sealer into it. Begin the spraying process from the apex of the roof and proceed downwards. Ensure the penetration is between 2-3 cm. Now repeat the process in the interiors for maximum protection.
If the roof is too small, you can apply the thatch sealer with help of a soft broom or brush. Try covering an area of 1 m2 per liter. It will take 3-5 hours for the thatch sealer to dry dully. In three days it will be ready to function as a protector of thatches from humidity. You should keep the solvent away from sun.
You should take some precautionary measures to preserve the thatch sealer. Keep it away from the children. After applying the thatch sealer, arrange for sufficient ventilation for drying. Don an organic vapor mask when using the thatch sealer. Always keep chemical resistant gloves and other safety articles handy. Thatch sealer solvent tends to evaporate, so close the container when not using it. Never dispose the solution in drains.
If any one has accidentally swallowed the solution, ask him to drink enough water and also fetch medical assistance. In case of an eye contact, flush your eyes with clean and cold water. For a skin contact, wash your hands and skin properly. If suffering a respiratory problem while using the thatch sealer, move into fresh air.