Does DryWay Bead Water? Most surfaces treated with DryWay will bead water, but beading depends greatly upon surface profile and finishing techniques. Surfaces with rougher, deeper finishes will more characteristically shed surface water, where beading could prove to be too difficult. Remember, DryWay is a penetrating sealer, not a topical sealer. Therefore "beading" is not a direct indicator that a penetrating sealer is working. Depending upon where a sealer is being used, beading is not always a desired trait in a sealer.
Does it Stop Organic Growth on Surfaces? Similar to installing vinyl siding on your home, sealing concrete helps reduce organic growth. DryWay reduces and prevents moss and lichen growth, but it does not 100% completely stop organic growth. By sealing the internal pores of the concrete, DryWay prevents deep water penetration into the concrete. The less water the concrete absorbs, the quicker it will dry out. The quicker the concrete surface dries, the less chance of organic growth on the surface.
Can DryWay be Used Indoors? Absolutely! It is safe to use indoors and often the choice of sealer for customers who use their garage for auto repair shops, workshops, mudrooms, and porches.
Can it be Used in Basements? It can be used for sealing basement concrete, but it is not the best choice of sealer against negative side water pressure. For sealing subterranean concrete, slab-on-grade, basement walls and floors, RadonSeal Deep-Penetrating Concrete Sealer would be the better choice.
Can I Paint the Concrete after Applying DryWay? Not initally. You would have to wait several years for DryWay to wear down to apply a paint to the surface. For as long as DryWay is working within your concrete, it will potentially inhibit the bond of paint.
Does it eliminate tannin stains? DryWay is a penetrating sealer. The intention of a penetrating sealer is to not encapsulate the surface or change surface friction. The chemicals works below the surface. A tannin stain is a surface stain. Therefore, the sealer can help and improve maintenance but not completely eliminate organic shadowing.