Can i spray Drylok

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Old 07-27-18, 05:18 PM
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Can i spray Drylok

I put some drylok on one of my basement walls and it looks nice. I'm not expecting this to prevent water issues, but the walls appear to be dryer. Anyway, I bought a 5 gal bucket of it and was wondering if anyone has tried to spray it, since a nappy roller doesn't get into the nooks and crannies, and a brush is just more tedious.
 
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Old 07-27-18, 09:56 PM
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Not going to happen, it's to thick, when I do this I use a 1" nap roller, then use a 12" wide drywall knife to go over it before it drys, two coats and it almost looks like drywall.
 
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Old 07-28-18, 04:19 AM
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You can spray drylok but not with a homeowner or light duty commercial airless. It takes a stout pump like a Graco 733 and even then you need to remove the filters. When sprayed it still needs to be backrolled to work the paint into the pores.

I always slop the drylok on with a 1"-1.5" roller cover letting it flow into all the nooks and crannies. Then after it's all covered [before it sets up] I'll take the slightly drier roller cover and back roll wiping out all the runs and dressing it up.
 
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it'll look dryer for a while then look like **** when the moisture behind it lifts it off,,, xypex was the stuff you shouldda used
 
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