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Mobile Home Kool Seal

Welcome back,

The summer weather is hot! From Miami to Seattle here is a word you should memorize, Kool-Seal. Kool-Seal brand products have been around for the past 90 plus years. Their main product is used for protecting and sealing tin and metal mobile home roofs. The product is called White Elastomeric Roof Coating. This rubber-based white roof coating comes in 5-gallon buckets you can pick up from Lowes Hardware or order directly from the Kool Seal website.

In fact I so rarely use any other products from the Kool-Seal brand that I refer to process of painting the white elastomeric roof coating a roof top of a mobile home as “kool-sealing a roof”.

A few of the Kool-Seal roof coating benefits:

  1. Lower costs on your buyer’s electric bill: Reflects heat from the sun.
  2. Protect roof from small falling debris: Rubber seals minor dents and pin holes in the roof. 
  3. Reduce the home’s interior heat: Small amount of insulation to keep in hot or cool air of mobile home interior.
  4. Reduce stress on the air conditioning unit by working less: Lower electric bills
  5. Adding curb appeal to the home: The clean white look is noticeable right away. 

Whether you are planning on renting your investment mobile home or selling the home for all cash I highly recommend picking up a 5 gallon bucket of this roof coating and having it applied during the warm months.

  1. If the mobile home is vacant instruct your handyman to safely paint and roll the roof coating evenly throughout the entire roof.
  2. If the home is already in the process of being sold for monthly payments I would advise you to surprise your tenant-buyers with a free gift. This will help to maintain your investment should you receive the mobile home back in the future. I have given this “free gift” to my tenant-buyers and instruct them to apply the roof coating within 2 weeks or the gift is not free.

Some hints that may be helpful:   

  • Pressure wash and dry the roof prior to applying the rubber coating.
  • You may typically only need 1 5-gallon bucket for a single wide mobile home.
  • You may typically need 2 5-gallon buckets for a double-wide mobile home.
  • Apply roof coat every 12 months in areas with heavy sun exposure.

Love what you do daily,
John Fedro
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85 Comments

  • Kim Rhodes

    Reply Reply May 21, 2012

    Hey J, Kool seal is the shit!! I use it often to help with cooling help and it makes the home look bad ass too. Good idea about the free gift.

    Kimm

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 24, 2012

      Lol! Thanks for the shoot-out Kim.

      Best,
      John

      • russell

        Reply Reply June 12, 2016

        Can you spray on cool seal?

        • John Fedro

          Reply Reply June 12, 2016

          Hi Russell,

          Great question. You know I’ve never been asked that however I have asked a couple of the folks in my local home improvement warehouse his question. They told me that because this product is too thick it will not work in most conventional spray guns. I have never tried this out myself or seen it done however this is what I have come to find out. Please follow back up if you do try using this product in a spray gun. Interested to hear your results. As always, if you ever have any follow-up questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach back out.

          Talk soon,
          John

  • Shawna Walters

    Reply Reply June 26, 2013

    Used this on my mobile home roof to help with the heat during the summer. Applied 2 coats. Did not make any difference in keeping it cooler. Brand new 3 ton a/c unit still running all day. Did stop the leaks but disapointed that it did not help with inside temperature.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 28, 2013

      Hi Shawna,

      Mobile homes can get hot during the summertime for sure. I as surprised that you had less than cooling results. When I go into a new investment mobile home cool-sealing the roof is one of the first things I do. Not only does it help with the inside temp (in many cases), it fills minor holes and gaps, and it makes the exterior look more visually appealing to buyers. I hope you like the nice white color.

      Best,
      John

      • Richard

        Reply Reply September 7, 2016

        3 Ton unit is the problem u need a bigger unit.

    • Bob Crosty

      Reply Reply July 18, 2016

      Gotta remember your siding also takes in the heat not just the roof

  • Rich

    Reply Reply September 24, 2013

    John,
    Several Questions:

    Can you tint Kool Seal to a GREY color ?

    What do you use to tint it ?

    Where can I get Kool Seal in San Antonio Texas ?

    I want to pressure spray and bleach the roof of my doublewide …. is the bleach OK to use ?

    how long will 1 application last for in South Texas ?

    thanks

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply September 26, 2013

      Hi Rich,

      Happy to help! Please see my comments below to your questions.

      Q: Can you tint Kool Seal to a GREY color ?
      A: Yes, they will mix it to match any color simply like paint. Good question.

      Q: What do you use to tint it?
      A: They professionals at Home Depot or Lowes will do it for you.

      Q: Where can I get Kool Seal in San Antonio Texas ?
      A: A little place you may have heard of called Home Depot or Lowes. 🙂

      Q: I want to pressure spray and bleach the roof of my doublewide …. is the bleach OK to use ?
      A: Bleach is a very good idea. You can add a small amount of bleach to your pressure sprayer. Pressure wash before applying the Kool Seal obviously.

      Q: how long will 1 application last for in South Texas ?
      A: Do this yearly. Or have your new Tenant-buyers (if selling) do this yearly.

      All the best,
      John Fedro

  • Barry Feeney

    Reply Reply November 2, 2013

    I was told I could only cover about 450 sq. ft. per 5 gal. drum. I have to cover some 900
    sq. ft. of my single wide mobile home (60 ft. X 15 ft.) You say I can, indeed, spread a 5 gal.
    drum to cover my trailer. (900 sq. ft.). Is this true? I would sure like to hear a “yes”, her, as
    I have been putting it off because of cost. Please reply. Thank You

    Barry Feeney

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply November 3, 2013

      Hi Barry,

      Thanks for reaching out to me on this matter. Kool seal or any paint-like material will spread like your are painting an interior wall. Indeed you can paint an entire 60x15ft mobile home roof with a 5 gallon bucket of kool-seal however it will not be as effective as 2 or more buckets. When painting the interior of a home the more paint you use and the more coats the better the look, up to a certain point. Likewise, if there are many pin holes in the roof and/or the roof has not been kool-sealed in a few years then I would use 2 drums for sure.

      Hope this helps. The cost will pay for itself over the year with heat insulation and protection.

      Talk soon,
      John Fedro

  • Roma Xanual

    Reply Reply January 2, 2014

    Love the site and great content John! Keep it up. I am now looking into this Mobile home investing business with serious consideration.

    All the best,
    Roma

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply January 2, 2014

      Thank you Roma.

      Do not hesitate to comment on anything further or ask questions along the way.

      Here to help,
      John Fedro

  • Monique Striffer

    Reply Reply January 22, 2014

    Heya John,

    Great guide and product. I started using this 2 years ago on my mobile home and it cut my power bill like you said, stops little leaks, and looks good to boot.

    Love the site and what you do for us,
    Monique

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply January 23, 2014

      Hi Monique,

      Thank you for commenting and for your kind words. Right on! I am glad to hear you’re using this and it is working for you. I consider it very very inexpensive preventative maintenance for your roof and your investment. The Cool Seal brand has other products to fill in bigger holes in your roof should you ever need it.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • carrie

    Reply Reply March 26, 2014

    I live in a triple wide which is 1908 sq ft. I currently have shingles and live in a high wind area which blows the shingles off weekly. My question is how many buckets will I need to complete the whole roof and can I just roll it on top of the shingles? Thank you

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 31, 2014

      Hi Carrie,

      Your home sounds huge. I regret to hear about the singles blowing off so much. You may want to have them nailed down again. You could use 2, possibly 3 5 gallons buckets of cool seal to cover the roof however I would advise against this. Shingles covered by cool seal don’t look good. They look painted and odd. That is my advice though, if you paint some on a small test area of your roof you can tell. Also, this will not solve as a roof covering in place of the missing shingles.

      Hope this helps.
      John

  • Caleb

    Reply Reply May 8, 2014

    Hey john how are you? I used to help build houses but never kool sealed an my mothers land lord has asked me to do it I do know how to do it but have no idea on how much I should set the price for doing it? Any advice? I sure hope so

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 8, 2014

      Hi Caleb,

      Thanks for reaching out to us on this issue. A 5 gallon bucket of Kool seal will cover a double wide mobile home (approx 1200sqft of roof) and will cost you about $100 plus paint roller and time. The process is rather easy and should take less than half a day to complete. Be careful on top of any roof and don’t hesitate to send us a picture of the home once completed. I hope this helps. If you would like any more specific questions answered that I may have missed please don’t hesitate to comment back.

      All the best,
      John Fedro

      • Darcey

        Reply Reply September 3, 2015

        How long does it take Kool seal to dry

        • John Fedro

          Reply Reply September 5, 2015

          Hi Darcey,

          Thanks for commenting. The instructions on the back of the container say “Allow at least 4 hours between coats. Sets to touch in about 1 hour and dries in about 4 hours.” In all my applications I have found is usually dried before four hours. Hope this helps and makes sense. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out.

          Talk soon,
          John

  • amber

    Reply Reply December 30, 2014

    What time of the year is the best time to apply kool seal

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply January 3, 2015

      Hi Amber,

      The 2 thoughts that come to mind are 1.) if your local hardware store is running a special discount on the product then purchase then and 2.) during the dry season in your state when there is now snow or rain.

      In short there is no best time if the year besides to avoid the rain and allow a full day to dry. I hope this helps some.

      Best,
      John Fedro

  • Richard

    Reply Reply March 18, 2015

    Will this stuff seal a leak where my extension meets the trailer

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 19, 2015

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for reaching out. No, not likely. You wil need a thicker material most likely. Kool Seal helps with pin hole leaks and cracks but nothing serious. In the same aisle at Home Depot where you find the Kool Seal you will also find a another 5 gallon bucket of thicker spreadable tar or synthetic liquid-like rubber material to fill in for wider cracks, gaps, and holes. Bottom line is that there is a product for just your leak. Ask the professional that is working at the hardware store for sure.

      Best,
      John Fedro

  • CAROL

    Reply Reply April 5, 2015

    i’m getting ready to have my metal roof of my mobile home sealed with koool seal, but there are some rust spots. what needs to be done before the roof is coated?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply April 9, 2015

      Hi Carol,

      Thanks for reaching out concerning this issue. If there is any rust on your roof you will want to grind the rust down with a grinder, and then apply a rust inhibitor. Allow the rust inhibitor to dry then your kool seal can be applied worry free. I hope this helps and makes sense. The process is much easier than it sounds and a small battery power grinder will remove layered rust spots in a matter of minutes. If you have any follow-up questions don’t hesitate to reach back out.

      All the best,
      John

  • Mary A Miller

    Reply Reply April 11, 2015

    Dear John,
    Our roof needs to be cleaned (seems to have algae according to one business, and another suggested just ‘wire brushing it off’ the moss that seems to be there. We’ve just moved in. The front was pressure washed but not the rear of the double wide mobile home. Now, do we need to reseal the roof each and every time it is washed? This would be helpful to know before we get it done, thanks!!

    Mary

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply April 11, 2015

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for reaching out concerning this issue. First of all, congratulations on the new home and move in! I am glad you have some local professionals to advise you how to clean and remove the algae. Concerning the kool seal question, in most states applying the kool seal once a year is sufficient. In states with harsh weather and extreme climates two times a year is suggested. I hope this helps and makes sense. If you have any follow-up questions don’t hesitate to reach back out.

      All the best,
      John

  • Willie

    Reply Reply April 29, 2015

    Can I apply the white kool seal (tinted red) over the silver? How many coats do you think it would take to cover the silver?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 1, 2015

      Hi Willie,

      Yes, I have personally used kool seal to cover metal roofs. You want to use a medium thickness when you spread the Kool seal over the roof. If you have a single wide mobile home you should be able to get away with one 5 gallon bucket of Kool seal. If you have any follow-up questions don’t hesitate to reach back out.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Bob

    Reply Reply May 8, 2015

    I have a rubber roof on my houseboat that does not leak but just needs a coat of something to make it look better. I think the roof is EPDM and we walk on it a lot and have furniture etc. on it. Do you think the Kool Seal will work?
    Thanks

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 11, 2015

      Hi Bob,

      Thanks for commenting concerning this issue. I was not sure the answer to your question however I did a bit of research and found this site answering the questions. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/kool-seal-97167.html

      It seems that regular kool seal, with it’s petroleum base will cause your rubber roof to swell and cause a problem. The answer on this forum is to use the “RV Kool Seal” and not the regular “Kool seal”.

      I hope this helps. After you use it please let us know how it works out for you.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Barbara Mills

    Reply Reply June 7, 2015

    Just put my first coat on my fiberglass van roof, how many hours before applying the second coat? The bucket only says it dries in 6 hours.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 7, 2015

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for reaching out and commenting with your question. Definitely make sure that all your first coats are dry before applying a second or third coat. If the bucket says allow six hours to dry than for sure allows six hours for the first coat to completely dry before putting on the next one. I am sure the van’s roof is going to look great after these coats.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Robyn

    Reply Reply June 21, 2015

    Hello John,
    I see everyone asking about mobile homes, we need something for a flat roof. Also, can it be used on the back of the house that is shingles?

    Thank you,
    Robyn

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 22, 2015

      Hi Robyn,

      Thank you for reaching out concerning your issue. For a home with shingle roofs you do not want to use the white kool seal product. I would highly suggest you head to your local home improvement store; make sure to let the store employees know your situation and asked them what they have specifically sell for shingle roofs. I hope this helps and points you in the right direction to fix your roof issues correctly.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Josh

    Reply Reply September 20, 2015

    Hey John,

    So im helping a friend redo the trailer she recently purchased mostly interior righr now & we removed the entire interior walls and insulation down to the aluminum frame now my question is do you think this or something similar ( paint product) applied to the interior aluminum walls before we apply insulation & paneling would help to seal it up & keep the interior cooler in the long run or jus a waist of time and $$$. ” those bare interior aluminum walls get hot enough to cook on ” just a thought i had one of many HOT days while working inside that bake potato anywho great article learned something new today I’ll definitely be using on the roof hope to hear back from you

    Thanks and stay kool B-)

    Josh

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply September 20, 2015

      Hi Josh,

      Thanks for reaching out and connecting. I certainly like how your thinking outside the box with regard to where to put the Kool Seal. You certainly sound like a good friend to be helping with all these repairs. My gut feeling would be that you would be wasting time and money painting the interior aluminum. The two biggest benefits to this product in my mind are that they plug up small holes in the roof that may cause leaks AND the product is white, so it helps reflect the sunlight. I am not a scientist however I do not think that the material has too much to do with its insulation properties. I think the money would be better spent on a better type of insulation or higher grade product stuck in the walls. With that said this answer is only my opinion and not based on any proof. If you decide to paint the interior aluminum let me know how it works. Thanks again for asking this question. If you have any additional questions or concerns moving forward never hesitate to reach back out.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Pat

    Reply Reply October 5, 2015

    I have used this product on the top of a sun-room that had roll roofing on it. The inside has a metal ceiling and I’m wondering if it is okay to also paint the ceiling with the Kool seal. Does it give off any smell or chemicals if used on the inside?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply October 6, 2015

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you for commenting and reaching out. I like that your mind is thinking outside the box. I do not have any specific experience painting the inside of a sunroof ceiling with this product however I can certainly make some educated assumptions. I do not believe that the thin coat of material will do much good with regards to insulation on the inside of the home. Additionally, one reason to use this product is to fill in tiny pinholes and small cracks on the roof. There are obviously probably no cracks in this sunroom roof. With all this said I would think that the cool seal would simply act as a coat of white paint. It would probably look good however I do not think you would get much use or energy savings from painting the inside roof. Again, I have never done this myself so I am just making some educated guesses. If you decide to paint the inside of the ceiling please let me know how it turns out and what you think. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • crystal

    Reply Reply October 5, 2015

    My friend us helping me and brought the silver roof coating for aluminum roofs. Is that product the same as kool seal?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply October 6, 2015

      Hi Crystal,

      This product is most likely very similar. The silver will help with reflecting sunlight to keep the home cooler in the summer time. Additionally, hopefully this product is thick enough to fill in small pinholes and tiny cracks that may be in the roof. I hope this product help and looks good. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • john

    Reply Reply November 17, 2015

    Can I paint wood with the cool seal

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply November 18, 2015

      Hi John,

      Thank you for reaching out concerning your question. I have my hesitations about using the kool seal product on wood. I would recommend looking more at a roof deck coating like spantex or gaco. These are specifically designed for wood application and are elastomeric coatings. With that said if you do use cool seal on wood I would be curious to hear how the end result looks and feels. I hope this helps and points you in the right direction. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Princess Carla Holder

    Reply Reply December 17, 2015

    A friend of mine didn’t put the lid on my kool seal real good. What can I thin it with?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply December 18, 2015

      Hi Princess Clara Holder,

      Thanks for reaching out with regards to your question. This has never happened to me however after doing a little bit of research online I found that using a small amount of distilled water will allow the product more viscosity without affecting the results. Again, I have never actually done this myself however I hope it works well for you. If possible please follow up and let us all know how it works. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Rebekah

    Reply Reply December 19, 2015

    I was wanting to put this on my roof before I started working on the inside to seal some small leaks but its cold outside what temperature would it probably need to be outside to apply this to my roof or can I do it while its cold?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply December 21, 2015

      Hi Rebekah,

      Thanks so much for commenting with regards to your good question. It is best to not apply this product below temperatures of 50°F or in high humidity. I hope this helps and answers your question. It really is a good product and should fill in the holes nicely as soon as the weather warms up a bit. Keep in touch and if you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out anytime. Always here to help. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Immanuel

    Reply Reply December 31, 2015

    I need to reseal or do something to my mobile home roof, prior to moving into it. However it’s winter. What would be the best thing to do?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply January 5, 2016

      Hi Immanuel,

      Thank you for reaching out with regards to your question. One reason I like this product so much as that is typically available in your local Lowe’s or Home Depot stores. I advised to go in to your local hardware store and asked them which roofing product would be the best in cold weather and on your specific style of roof area I do not want to give you any bad information that may mislead you or cause your home any damage. With that said there is definitely a product for you out there. I hope this helps and points you in the right direction. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out anytime.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Jim

    Reply Reply February 5, 2016

    We recently bought a 1990 model manufactured home. It has a 12 x 22 foot sun room on one end, and a combination shed, screen room and carport on one side. The roof pans have foam insulation, and what appears to be a fiberglass sheet covering that. It has some kind of sealer over that which has deteriorated over time. Some places with holes, and some where you can see the fiberglass. Will a good cleaning, and seal coat work to cover up and prevent further damage?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply February 7, 2016

      Hi Jim,

      Thank you so much for commenting and reaching out with your question. Thank you for a fairly detailed description of the situation. It sounds like you have gotten up on the roof and carport and been able to verify these holes and gaps. I personally have no idea how large the gaps and holes are however the “kool seal” product talked about on this page will only cover and plug pinhole sized tears and holes in metal roofs. For larger tears and holes I recommend a tar or “roofing cement” type product. With all this said I would highly encourage you to take a few pictures and bring them to your local hardware store for a free consultation. If you end up using the kool seal product please let me know how it works out. I’m sure some readers are having the same issues. Thanks again and keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Amy H.

    Reply Reply February 22, 2016

    Hubby and I are in need of a budget friendly way to fix some roof issues. We have an old double wide we live in Florida. We got a free consultation from a local roof company and they said 5k.is the least to get a new roof and we can’t afford this expense. My husband tries hard to do house repairs but he is completely unknowledgeable about certain things like the roof. Please help

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply February 23, 2016

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks so much for reaching out with regards to your questions. I would be happy to give you my thoughts and suggestions for sure. If the mobile home has a pinched and shingle roof than $5000 does seem like an adequate price to redo in entire mobile homes roof. However in most cases you can simply to achieve the same outcome. The real question is what type of roofing material you are double wide mobile home is? If you are experiencing leaks inside the home then I’m happy to say most of the time these leaks can be found directly above the water stains in your ceiling. Depending on the size of the tear or holes you may see on the roof itself you may wish to use a roofing tar or roofing cement with a paint roller across large patches of the roof. If your roof is shingle then I would encourage you to hire an experienced handyman or professional to remove and replace the damaged sections of roof. Make sure to get a few quotes from reputable and recommended handy folks. I hope this helps and at least point you in the right direction. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out anytime. Always here to help. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • John wagner

    Reply Reply March 1, 2016

    Will this work to seal off rolled rubber roofing from leaking into the home

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 3, 2016

      Hi John,

      Thanks for commenting concerning this issue. I was not sure the answer to your question however I did a bit of research and found this site answering the questions. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/kool-seal-97167.html

      It seems that regular kool seal, with it’s petroleum base will cause your rubber roof to swell and cause a problem. The answer on this forum is to use the “RV Kool Seal” and not the regular “Kool seal”.

      I hope this helps. After you use it please let us know how it works out for you.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • william

    Reply Reply March 3, 2016

    man i need to do a mobile home roof and some one told me that there is different types of cool seal. so my question is how do i know what type to get?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 4, 2016

      Hi William,

      Thanks for commenting and reaching out. There are a number of types of different Kool Seal products. There are also other similar products that may work better for your intended use. I highly encourage you to head down to your local home improvement superstore and ask a knowledgeable employee. I would also suggest checking out the 5 gallon buckets yourself and see which one will work the best for your purposes. I wish I had a magic bullet website that I could send you to that would answer all your questions however getting your hands on the products themselves will likely be best. If you have any additional questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach out anytime. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Ashley

    Reply Reply March 11, 2016

    I have a mobile home. It only leaks above bathroom when we have heavy rain. I leave in Mississippi. Would look seal fix that.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply March 15, 2016

      Hi Ashley,

      Thank you for reaching out with regards to your question. I certainly have dealt with my fair share of this situation. Only during a heavy rainstorm do some leaks show up. If this is caused from a small pinhole or tear in the roof than kool seal should do a great job on filling this hole on a flat, smooth, tar, cement paper roof, etc. This product is not to be used on shingle roofs However, if the leak is due to your gutters overflowing when it rains or a vent letting water in, this will obviously not correct the problem. With that said I encourage you to go down to your local home improvement warehouse and research the different brands of roofing products, from roofing cement and roofing tar to Kool seal and rubber based products. I hope this helps and at least points you in the right direction. Keep in touch and if Kool seal does the trick please do not hesitate to comment back and let us know. As always, if you have any follow-up questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach out anytime.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Elle

    Reply Reply April 6, 2016

    Hi John! Here’s one for you. I bought a cargo trailer, 6×10. I plan to coat the top with Osmocoat to kill any rust (coastal Texas, always a trace amount, even to the OCD type), then Kool Seal it. The trailer is aluminum but, it has vinyl lettering and adhesive stickers, on the sides. I removed some but, the rest is stubborn. Could I coat the sides with the seal? Do I have to prime? Should I poly afterwards? As an artist, could I paint on top of Kool Seal? Acyrilic or oil, if yes?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply April 9, 2016

      Hi Elle,

      Thank you for commenting and reaching out. Please see my thoughts below in bold.

      Could I coat the sides with the seal? From my experience, yes. With that said depending on the exact material you may want to double check with your local home improvement warehouse experts. Do I have to prime? If you will be painting over aluminum, yes I would advise you prime this area first. Should I poly afterwards? Yes, you may choose to do this as well. As an artist, could I paint on top of Kool Seal? Acyrilic or oil, if yes? I cannot wait to see the final product after it is all done. With that said, I am not sure about this last question of yours. I certainly do not want to give you any wrong or misguided information so I would encourage you to ask this question to the local experts at your home improvement warehouse or wherever you are purchasing the kool Seal type product. I hope this helps and at least point you in the right direction. Please keep in touch and if you have any other follow-up questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach out anytime. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Chris

    Reply Reply April 20, 2016

    I have an 18 foot travel trailer and I have a few leaks I heard that koolseal was the product to go to but I have a question can I put that on top of ether Bond when I seal the seams ?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply April 25, 2016

      Hi Chris,

      thank you so much for commenting with regards to your questions. I am not familiar with the term “ether bond”. Is this a traditional seam or flashing on your travel trailers roof? Is this connecting metal to metal, or metal to some other type of material? With that said, this product does work very good to fix/plug small holes in travel trailer roofs. Keep me posted.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Kim

    Reply Reply May 21, 2016

    Hi John,

    I need to kool seal my mobile home roof and would like to do so on my own to cut down on the cost because I will probably only live here another year or two. I’ve had it done once since the ex moved out (about 4 years ago, unfortunately he did it right before it rained! Ugh!) and that guy said to avoid walking on the roof due to the age, fragility of it I assume. It’s an old trailer. 1981. Is there a way to determine if it’s safe or not to walk on? I’ve had leaking in my windows due to clogged gutters, something I should have done a better job maintaining. So, I’m sure there’s been some rotting near the top of the roof on one side behind the gutters. Just nervous that I might fall through. I have have little knowledge about trailers and I’m not from LA so I have nobody that I know well to assist without hiring someone.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply May 22, 2016

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. I admire your determination to do this fairly simple job yourself. Just this past week I was walking on a few older mobile home units from the 1970s. The thin roofing metal was crinkling under my feet as I was walking on it however it was still able to easily hold up my weight. I did try to walk along the trusses of the roof to help support my weight. When possible you can lay down near the gutter to help spread out your weight while you are cleaning out the gutters yourself. With all this said, I obviously do not know the exact condition of your mobile homes roof however is doing a good job to keep out current leaks and debris in the environment outside of your home. There is a very small chance of you falling through (something I have never heard about) however I would encourage you to have the courage to get up there and paint the roof with a good layer of kool seal. Lastly, please wear correct shoes and remain safe while walking on the roof. Don’t fall off. As always, if you have any questions or concerns moving forward never hesitate to reach out any time. Have a great week and let us know how it goes.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Jaye

    Reply Reply June 14, 2016

    I’m about to put kool seal on my aluminum RV vintage travel trailer, but am concerned with the salesmanship statement that it fails when water pools for 24 hours. My roof is flat, and it also snows in colorado.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 15, 2016

      Hi Jaye,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. In all my experience working with the product I have not come across this 24 hour water failure breaking point. This product is certainly made for the outdoors and weather. In Colorado it will stretch and flex as the seasons change. You may wish to have a second opinion however I encourage you to use this product on your vintage RV. I hope this all helps to make sense. Please follow up with whatever you decide to do moving forward. Hope everything works out and looks great. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • josh ellis

    Reply Reply June 17, 2016

    Hi John. Me and my wife just bought a 1987 mobile home for very cheap I have remodeled the whole thing myself including hardwood floors. Now it’s 90 + degrees outside and my a.c. is constantly running and it’s 85 inside here. I do know a part of my vent ducts is broke to the point I can see insulation and I need to fix it. But the home has alluminum roof and alluminum siding which I hate but the wife wants me to put kool seal on the roof and wanted me to see if there was a product I could use on the metal siding as well to help reflect the sun as well to hopefully help keep the home cooler. Any suggestions or advise??

    • josh ellis

      Reply Reply June 17, 2016

      Ps.
      Oh and also my mobile home is a 15 x 80. How many 5 gallon buckets would I need for the roof and if there is a printable product for the metal siding then how many for that as well? We’re wanting to paint the siding to hope it helps keep the heat out also since we’re on a tight budget. I would prefer to just do vinyl siding but I believe it’s to expensive. Thanks again.

      • John Fedro

        Reply Reply June 18, 2016

        Hi Josh,

        Thank you for reaching out and connecting. Additionally, thank you for your detailed questions. It sounds and you put a great deal of effort and work into your home and you certainly have a high pride of ownership. A big reason the Kool Seal product works so well is because it is white and shiny and reflects most of the visible sunlight heating up your roof. If you painted anything on the side of your home a lighter color would certainly reflect more light than a darker color. For insulating the side of the mobile home my first thought was removing the siding and installing some sort of weather barrier/insulation/reflective material. With that said, this AC running nonstop and only cooling the house a bit may have something to do with the air conditioner itself. In situations I have been in the AC has simply been old and inefficient and/or an internal thermostat is broken causing the air conditioner run nonstop and occasionally freeze up due to ice buildup. Additionally, a home your size should take around 2 5-gallon buckets of the product for the roof. If you do decide to paint the side of your mobile home or find a product for this exact purpose please comment back and let us know what you find out. This will definitely help myself and everyone else reading this. Thanks again. Keep in touch.

        Talk soon,
        John

  • Roddie Toney

    Reply Reply June 23, 2016

    I used Kool Seal for years. I have a single wide 14×70 and a deck 12×30. I used 2 5 gallon buckets for coverage 2 years ago. In 11 years I owned this mobile home I have had to do 3 coverages due to seal not lasting. After couple of years I see the metal roof thru coverages and now deck had pin holes and leaking badly. I can’t afford a new roof on both as cost is easily 5k since roof on home is 2/12 and deck is less as roofer put deck with a 1 inch drop in 12 feet. When I bought it I asked about this and was told as long as water runs off no problem but I have to redo an outer wall do to leakage. I have researched and found out manufactures recommend 3/12 slope. Could this be the reason that the coating wears off? I clean roof each time and even tried to scrap off old coating which is a pain although with age gets thinner. I thought it stated once every 7 years but guess that was overreaching. One good thing is no rusty roof.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 24, 2016

      Hi Roddie,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting. Additionally, thank you for your detailed message and specific question. I like your last comment about no rust being on the roof for sure. There are other coating materials for roofs that are different consistencies in different colors. However, I think I have the answer for you. For all the mobile homes I deal with and all the buyers I help, I always aim to Kool seal a home every year, at least in Florida and Texas anyway. It may say at last seven years however I am making sure it is put on every year to protect the home. I hope this helps and makes sense that we seem to be seeing the same things. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns never hesitate to reach out any time. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Dale

    Reply Reply June 24, 2016

    I would like to know if Kool Seal is tintable?I want to put it on the roof of my pop-up camper but don’t prefer the stark white color.

    Thanks

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply June 27, 2016

      Hi Dale,

      Good question. Thank you so much for reaching out and connecting. I’m happy to tell you that yes this product is tent double. You may get some weird looks however bring it to the paint section and they contended whatever color you would like. With that said some of the benefit of this product is because it is white and does reflect most of the sunlight. If you tented a darker color this benefit will be reduced however still work satisfactorily in my experience. I hope this all helps and makes sense. If you have any follow-up questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach out any time.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Tracy Lin Schaefer

    Reply Reply July 6, 2016

    I know Cool Seal is made for the roof could I use it on the side of a mobile home yes I do know how to apply it would that help with keeping a certain bedroom cooler in the summer and yes it is insulated and would that help keep it a little bit warmer in the winter or would that trap moisture in the walls

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply July 7, 2016

      Hi Tracy,

      Thanks so much for reaching out and connecting. Cool seal is a great product is specifically made for roofs. With that said I have personally tried it on the siding and it certainly does not look bad. I’m not sure how much it actually affects the insulation or interior temperature of the home however it has not started chipping in over two years. I did have it died to match the color of the existing siding when it was applied. I hope this helps and points you in the right direction. The experts down at your local home improvement center may be able to give you some more information as well. If you have any questions or concerns please never hesitate to reach out any time. Keep in touch.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Craig Buck

    Reply Reply August 1, 2016

    I own a 14 x 74 ft mobile with a tin roof. My intent is to use peel and seal on most 1/2 of the seams (rear of mobile)and apply two coats of
    STA Kool to the entire roof. I am hoping fifteen 5 gallons buckets seal
    my place long term? thanks, Craig

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply August 2, 2016

      Hi Craig,

      Thank you for commenting and reaching out with regards to your question. You should be able to get away with using one 5 gallon bucket to cover your entire single wide mobile home. If you wish to put on a second coat then two buckets are in order. With that said it can certainly be as thick as you want it to be, however I think 15 5 gallon buckets might be a bit too much. If you decide to move forward with this I would love to see pictures of the before and after. Never hesitate to reach out any time with any follow-up questions or concerns you have moving forward. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Sue

    Reply Reply August 9, 2016

    My Question is kind of off the wall… I am looking to paint the rubber flooring in our bus that we are converting into a motor home. I did a test patch and it seems to adhere well and is easy on the feet too. I was wondering if you could tint it and still have the same adhesive effectiveness. Or would the tint alter/ruin it?

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply August 10, 2016

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you for commenting and reaching out. I have not use this product on any kind of rubber flooring, however I’m glad to hear that the patch test did so well. I can tell you from personal experience that you absolutely can tint this product and it will adhere just as good as ever. Again, I have never done this to a rubber floor but since you have already tested it I have to assume it will work the same. With that said, if you 10th this product and use it please comment back and let us know how it works for you. I hope this helps. Keep in touch. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

  • Bonnie

    Reply Reply August 28, 2016

    I have an aluminum horse trailer which is leaking. My husband has removed the old seam sealant from the roof. We purchased Koolseal Premium fibered aluminum roof coating as suggested by a RV shop. Is this the correct product to seal the roof seams? Thanks.

    • John Fedro

      Reply Reply August 29, 2016

      Hi Bonnie,

      Thank you for reaching out and connecting with regards to your question. I have never used this product on a horse trailer however the fact that it is aluminum makes me believe that it will certainly bond just as well to an aluminum horse trailer as to an aluminum mobile home. For this reason I think the product will be a fit however depending on the size of the seams or holes in the aluminum this may or may not be the best product to use. With that said I certainly do not want to give you any bad advice. I would encourage you to reach out to a few professionals at your local home improvement warehouse. Aim to talk to somebody experienced or perhaps call the manufacturer of the horse trailer to ask them their opinion. I hope this helps a bit and starts to point you in the right direction. I’m sorry I’m not able to give you a definitive yes or no, however I certainly do not want to cause any more problems than are currently there. Moving forward please follow back up to report back how this product worked if you try it out or perhaps there is a better alternative you’ve discovered. All the best.

      Talk soon,
      John

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