Wet Sealant: Adiseal Seals in Damp, Wet & Underwater
Adiseal wet sealant can be applied in dry, damp, wet and even underwater. It provides a strong seal on many different waterproofing applications. Adiseal has the ability to seal instantly, allowing the seal to be tested immediately straight after application, which can save time. Another advantage of instant sealing is the ability to carry out emergency repairs by stopping leaks immediately even when the surfaces are wet.
Why use a wet sealant?
Sealants typically need a dry surface to adhere effectively. When working with water-containing items, drying the surface can be time-consuming, especially in large-scale applications like pools. Additionally, not all sealants maintain their strength when water is reintroduced.
What is the best wet sealant?
Adiseal has been found to be the best wet sealant in our experience. It seals instantly, has strong mould resistance, strong colour retention in water and provides a high quality durable seal.
Adiseal can seal leaks instantly, even when significant water is flowing from a large gap or hole. In a demonstration, a 250mm by 10mm hole was cut into a plastic tub, and a bucket of water was poured in. Adiseal sealed the leak instantly. Watch the video for the demonstration.
Best mould resistant sealant test
For a sealant exposed to damp conditions, strong mould resistance is crucial. To showcase Adiseal’s robust mould resistance, we conducted a test using various products. Each product was applied inside clean plastic cups, partially filled with water, and covered to prevent external contaminants.
Mould resistance test result
As can be seen in the image, Adiseal remained mould free the longest. This was after an impressive 90 days of being submerged in the same water.
Clear wet sealant
Adiseal is available in several colours and also a transparent (clear) version. Some clear sealants might say clear on the tube but are cloudy when applied. Adiseal clear wet sealant is transparent and also was the strongest at maintaining its clarity when submerged in water.
Adiseal retains its clear appearance remarkably even after continuous 16-day submersion in tap water. In contrast, the competitor’s clear product in the image turned white, signifying substantial loss of clarity. This visual evidence underscores Adiseal’s superior underwater performance.
A clearness retention test was conducted in water with sealants from various manufacturers. Each product was applied inside clean plastic cups, partially filled with water, and covered. The image below depicts the results after 16 days.
Adiseal top in colour retention test
From the results of the test, Adiseal was the only product that maintained its clarity both above and underwater. Unlike other alternatives, Adiseal retained its transparent appearance regardless of the surrounding conditions.
Benefits of Adiseal Wet Sealant & Adhesive
- Works in dry, damp, wet, even underwater
- Good initial grab (for even more grab, use the other Adiseal colours or Adiseal Hi-Grab)
- Gap filler adhesive
- Resists mould
- Over paintable (paint can be mixed into Adiseal Ultra Clear to make custom coloured sealant)
- Non brittle (remains flexible)
- Waterproof adhesive
- UV resistant
- Virtually odourless (no harsh smell when applying product)
- Indoor and outdoor suitable
- Isocyanate free
- Solvent free (safe for use on sensitive materials like polystyrene)
- No shrinkage or cracking
- Flexible adhesive
- Prevent fungal growth
- Prevent bacteria growth
- Good resistance to chemicals
- EC1 Plus certified (No VOC)
- ISEGA certified – safe for use in food preparation areas
- Suitable for internal & external use
Adiseal can be manufactured in any RAL colour.
How to apply wet sealant
Details of how to apply wet sealant
- Prepare the surface:
Clean the area thoroughly, removing any dirt, debris, or old sealant.
- Cut the tip of the sealant tube
Use a utility knife or scissors to cut the tip of nozzle on the sealant tube. The size of the cut will determine the bead size.
- Load the sealant tube
Insert the tube into a caulking (sealant) gun or dispenser and secure it in place. Press the trigger or lever to load the sealant into the nozzle.
- Apply the sealant
Hold it at an angle and place the nozzle against the surface. Squeeze the trigger or lever steadily to apply a continuous bead of sealant. Maintain a consistent pressure for an even application.
- Smooth and shape the sealant
Immediately after applying the sealant, use a caulk smoothing tool, a moistened finger, or a wet cloth to smooth and shape the sealant. This helps create a neat and uniform finish. As Adiseal sticks to a wet surface, instead of just using a moistened finger, use Adisolve or a soapy solution.
- Clean up
Wipe away any excess sealant with a damp cloth before it cures. As Adiseal sticks to wet surfaces, use Adisolve to help remove any excess sealant.
Tip: To store Adiseal once opened, leave about 1cm worth of product out of the nozzle and store the tube upright in a cool dry place. Adiseal requires moisture for it to cure. The exposed part out of the nozzle will cure creating a cap. To re-use Adiseal, pull the cured part out or cut the nozzle until the uncured part is reached.
Where to buy wet sealant?
In the UK, to buy wet sealant, please contact us for details of your local stockist. For other countries it can be bought from online sellers like www.guglue.com who can ship worldwide. Please contact us for details of your local stockist or to enquire about the exclusive distribution opportunity for other countries.
Frequently asked questions about wet sealant
Adiseal is the best wet sealant. It works in dry, damp, wet and even underwater. It seals instantly, has the strongest mould resistance and colour retention underwater.
They are commonly used for sealing and waterproofing areas such as swimming pools, bathrooms, showers, basements, and outdoor structures that are exposed to rain or water.
Adiseal is an excellent choice for wet areas as it’s a versatile adhesive and sealant with strong water-resistant properties.
You can use Adiseal as it’s a reliable adhesive and sealant with strong water-resistant properties suitable for wet surfaces.
Yes, you can apply Adiseal sealant in wet conditions, as it has water-resistant properties that allow for effective application even on damp surfaces.
Adiseal adhesive and sealant can be applied in dry, damp, wet and even underwater. Adiseal can seal instantly even in the rain making it ideal for emergency repairs as well as long term sealing.