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Rubber Waterproofing Paint VS Nanotechnology Waterproofing

Read This Before Using Rubber Waterproofing Paint

What is this paint-on method, and how does it compare to Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing?

Having a persistent water leakage problem on your flat roof can be very stressful when you don’t know anyone to help you fix them. It doesn’t help that in this age of choice, you’re flooded with so many waterproofing options in the market. If you’ve stumbled on this article, you must be curious about what rubber waterproofing is, and if it’s suitable for your home.

Rubber waterproofing paint, also known as elastomeric waterproofing paint, is made of liquified oil, latex, or rubber to be applied on a surface as a spray, or paint. For more structure, a fibre texture layer is added between paint layers to double down on its waterproofing qualities.

At its core, this paint-on method seems fairly straight forward – you only need the rubber paint and a brush! It is a budget choice for waterproofing work, but budget choices often come at a cost.

1. Poor workmanship leads to rubber paint peeling and bubbling over time.

A quality job well done by a contractor is not just by popping open a liquified rubber paint tin, dipping in a brush, and painting absentmindedly. It takes a level of clear understanding of the material to pull it off. This can range from how diluted the liquid rubber should be when applied on the surface, and how many layers does it take to give your surfaces the waterproof seal it needs to prevent water from seeping through. If the rubber material is too little or painted on unevenly, your new rubber surface will start to peel or bubble after a year. Some companies have opted to have a layer of PU coating on the surface after applying the rubber paint to more securely prevent leaks.

That’s why it’s so important for your contractors to be experienced in surface area prep for both outdoor or indoor settings. This ranges from predicting how the weather might affect the outdoor work area, to how to deal with hidden moisture in concrete. Not only that, the surface must be clear of dust and debris. Bad preparation can lead to vapour build up under the rubber waterproofing layer and clumpy paint application.

We guarantee that Nano-G’s on-site waterproofing team is properly trained with the right way of applying our nanotechnology waterproofing solution. Instead of blindly guessing if the surface is ready to be treated we follow a strict protocol when doing on-site work to ensure our solution is applied in the most effective way.

2. Rubber waterproofing paint will not seep into hairline cracks.

Rubber waterproofing paint is able to cover large surfaces but they don’t actually seep into hairline cracks. While the consistency of rubber paint varies according to each service provider, at its core, the paint is very thick. You could have extra support from an additional textured fibre layer, but it’s not as effective as plugging up the problem areas. So, they aren’t a good replacement for other conventional methods.

In our past articles, we’ve looked into how other waterproofing methods work and what to expect when their contractors enter your home.

Instead of just being a separate layer sitting on top of surfaces, Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing is a solution that seeps deep into hairline cracks to tackle water leakage problems at the nanoscale. In our past projects, our solution has been effective on indoor and outdoor grouts of bathrooms or balconies, and flat roofs.

3. Rubber waterproofing paint has a long curing time to completely dry during humid weather.

Another thing homeowners have to take into account is that rubber waterproofing takes quite some time to solidify into a hard protective layer. It’s advisable (and a common practice) for contractors to build the thickness of the material through at least 3 layers of paint. Monitoring the drying of rubber paint can get quite tedious with Malaysia’s weather, given that a sunny hot afternoon can turn into a thunderstorm at any given moment.

What’s more, basic rubber waterproofing paint releases a very obvious smell during and even after dry time. While paint used by different contractors vary according to the company they work under, it’s best to prepare yourself for a few hours- even days- of breathing in paint fumes. 

We can’t deny that any on-site operation will create smells that interfere with your day. Still, we can guarantee that our operation wouldn’t release harmful and toxic fumes that put your loved ones at risk if inhaled. So, your family can still be in the house while Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing is being applied! 

To get a rough estimate of how long our solution would dry in your home, it’s best for you to talk with our customer service team or the Nano-G Waterproofing Expert during your FREE first inspection! You can find our contact details at the bottom of this article.

4. It’s difficult to correct application mistakes.

Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes happen during the paint application process that leads to clumping, bubbling, or peeling. It’s especially a pain to deal with when it comes to higher grade paints. As it’s designed to really stay solid on surfaces, this means that it may take some hacking or chemical treatments to remove. In fact, rubber coatings are seen as one of the most difficult to remove coating in the industry. This means your rubberised surface will have to go through a costly hacking and grinding , or even water blasting service to effectively remove and reapply a new waterproofing layer.

We’re proud to say that Nano-G Waterproofing Experts carry their on-site work in a well-disciplined and professional manner to keep mistakes at a minimum. However, in the event that mistakes do happen, it wouldn’t require a noisy or chemical-heavy process to effectively remove. 

Nanotechnology Waterproofing is safe and chemical-free

Still, the decision you make for the most suitable waterproofing method to fix your water leakage in your home, business, or commercial building is up to you. While we do recognise that every company has their own in-house brand of rubber waterproofing paint, they may share some of the shortcomings as listed in this article. Therefore, it’s important for you to be prepared when problems do arise after your service.

Alternatively, Nano-G delivers a satisfaction and money-back guaranteed service with our nanotechnology waterproofing solution.

Our knowledge on conventional methods is not just based on our years of experience in the industry, it’s also based on what our clients have experienced before coming to us as the last resort when other methods have failed.

I find that Nano G’s service is pretty good. There are no more leakages after using their products. Before, I tried out many other solutions, but only Nano-G gave me the best solution… In the end, Nano-G successfully solved my problem.”


Mr. Tan, Petaling Jaya.

So it’s safe to say that we’re one of the best waterproofing services you will receive. Instead of going through trial and error with other methods- claim a FREE inspection from our experts to really fix the leak

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