Flex Seal is a new rubber sealant that looks promising and claims to make easy work of all those leaks and cracks around the house. Does it actually work? I wanted to find out.
How does Flex Seal work?
First of all, how does Flex Seal work and what can you use it for? Basically, it’s rubber in a can. If something has a crack or is leaking, just spray it on to create a water-tight seal. So if you have a leaky roof, gutter, plumbing, or container it’s an easy, instant fix.
My first response after watching the commercial was “but it’s black!” Clearly you don’t want a big black splotch on everything you’ve fixed. Then I watched the ad again and saw that it can be painted over.
That’s good news! You can match it to whatever surface it’s on. I guess that wouldn’t matter in a hidden area like a gutter, but it does matter in something like an attractive ceramic pot.
Some things I like about Flex Seal
One great thing about Flex Seal is that, unlike other spray-on sealants, it actually creates a layer of rubber. If you were to peel it off, it would be a solid, flexible piece on its own. It’s been my experience that some products are thin and messy, never really solidifying to seal the leak.
Another thing I was glad to see is that Flex Seal seems to be impervious to the elements. Freezing and cracking has been a problem around our house in the past, so it’s nice to know that negative temperatures or even hot flames can’t damage it.
If you have windows that are leaking cold air, Flex Seal might be what you’re looking for. It would certainly save the time and effort of re-caulking all your windows or save the expense of having a repair man come do it.
Is Flex Seal a good deal?
Speaking of expense, getting the extra can of Flex Seal for no more than the additional shipping and handling seems like a great deal to me. I’m so tired of spending money on the trip to Lowe’s for one product after another. Why not just order online?
To sum it up
Flex Seal is one of the best alternatives to traditional leak-stopping methods that I’ve seen in a long time! Check out some of the Flex Seal reviews on this site to find out what others are saying about it.