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Black Jack Rubr-Coat No. 57

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickityChina, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have been hearing great things about Black Jack Rubr-Coat No. 57.

    I want to use this on the inside floor of my coop, and plan on painting it on about a foot up the walls from the floor as well. I am hoping that it won't get tacky when the weather gets hot, but I have read posts from people who say it won't. I had a couple of other questions for those who have used it before though.

    - Can this be used to paint the roof instead of using shingles or some other type of roofing material? I plan on having a slanted plywood panel roof.

    - How many coats were necessary for adequate weatherproofing and coverage? I want to be sure I get enough since I will most likely have to order it online.

    First time using this product, so any tips would be welcome! Thanks!!

    And just to make sure I have the exact right type, I have included a pic of the can.
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  2. Hokum Coco

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  3. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do - thanks!

    Hopefully someone will let me know if there are any potential issues with using it on the roof before I do it lol! But, if nothing else, I will just do it and then post an update as to how well (or not) it worked for me.

    Also, if anyone remembers how many coats their floor needed, that info would be helpful too!

    Thanks all!
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your roof is a single sheet of plywood, you may be able to get away with using this product to waterproof it. I wouldn't depend on it if you have seams in your roof though. This type of product is usually used as part of a multi-layer membrane type roof system? Part of my house has a flat roof and until I replaced the asphalt with a rubber membrane, I used to have to throw a bucket or two of this kind of stuff on it yearly to prevent leaks. For the inside of the coop, a single layer should do it. It's a pretty thick product once it's been mixed properly...it settles out, so having a heavy duty drill with one of those mixing wands (can't remember the actual name of them) is really helpful. It should have approximate coverage data in the specs. I usually assume that the actual coverage is half that just to be on the safe side. My Home Depot and Lowe's carry it in the 5 gallon bucket size in stock, so you might check there...might be more cost effective than shipping?
     
  5. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered mine from Amazon, took forever to get it. Went for a tour of the USA or so it seemed, finally arriving yesterday. I plan on doing the roof also but it is mostly in an effort to completely use the gallon cause I have metal over plywood. The coop is only 4 x 4 so I figure I can give floor & roof 2 coats.
     
  6. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do plan on using a single sheet of plywood, so that is what I was hoping. Yeah, I think you are probably right about estimating to half the coverage listed. I like to be thorough. I looked on the Lowes website and they do carry it in 5-gallon size. Awesome. The shipping + cost for two smaller cans from Amazon would have been only $2 cheaper for about a third of the amount. Good tip on the mixing. Thanks! I will try this on the roof and, if for some reason it needs additional material, I will update this post with my results down the road. Thanks for all the advice!


    Oh good! Another roofer! Let me know how yours turns out. At this point, I am definitely going to give it a shot on our roof and I will post back with my results. As I mentioned above, I did the math for cost+shipping at Amazon (which was how I originally looked into it) and it was just too much. I will go ahead and get the larger bucket from Lowes this weekend. Thanks so much for your input on coating too. This has been really helpful! Good luck on yours!
     
  7. Jensownzoo

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    If you ever have to sink wood posts in the ground for a fence, you can coat the in-ground portion with this stuff. I have a lot of posts to sink, so I totally didn't mind getting the 5 gal bucket of the stuff!
     
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  8. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent point - Although our coop and run frames are going to be sitting directly on a cinder block base, our garden needs new fencing. We might have to use the rest of it for the posts there. Thanks![​IMG]

    - Do you have any idea how long the stuff is good for after opening. I assume if I keep the bucket sealed well in our garage, it might be okay, like paint. Or once you mix it, do you have to use it up within a day or two?
     
  9. Hokum Coco

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    Quote: I know product similar to Black Jack will store longer if you place a sheet of Saran wrap over the product before you seal the can. Especially if the level of the can is below half.
     
  10. flyin-lowe

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    I bought two gallons from a Tru Value hardware store that was going out of business. The entire store was 80% off so I got them for $3.00 each. Both cans were brand new but I could tell they had been on the shelf for a while, lots of dust. I had both cans shaken and when i got them home I found one of them was basically a solid mass. It was not good, had partially dried out. The other can was fine. I did not look real hard for a date, and due to the store closing and the cost I did not sweat it. I can tell you that even sealed from the factory this stuff can go bad if it sits too long. The liquid had completely separated and was on top and a big hard chunk was under that.
    I used the one gallon I had left to coat the floor real good but could not do up the walls like I was hoping to.
     

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