//How to apply Flex Tape the right way

How to apply Flex Tape the right way

Here at Flex Seal, we’re always looking for new ways to make do-it-yourself projects just a little easier, and a little more efficient. Well this time, we’ve outdid ourselves with our newest product: Flex Tape.

We’ve spent thousands of hours brainstorming, experimenting, and perfecting Flex Tape just for you. With Flex Tape, you can instantly patch, bond, seal, and repair virtually everything. It’s also UV resistant and environmentally friendly.

Before you run wild with it, a few quick tips on how to use it properly…

Supply List:
-Flex Tape
-High-Quality, Sharp Scissors

*Flex Tip: Make sure your surface is clean. Flex Tape works on both dry and most wet surfaces (even underwater).

Step #1: Patch It.
Have a hole in your wall that you need to cover? No problem. Flex Tape quickly covers large cracks, gaps, and holes. It comes in three different sizes: Large (4” by 5’), Jumbo (8” by 5’), and Giant (12” by 10’). You’ll need a pair of high-quality, sharp scissors (or a razor blade) to cut the tape. Remove the backing and then apply with pressure. Continue to press down firmly to remove any air pockets or bubbles.

*Flex Tip: To get rid of air pockets and bubbles, use your fingers, a rubber roller, or a plastic squeegee.

Step #2: Bond It.
Flex Tape isn’t just for patching holes. If you break something, it’ll bond it back together. The rubberized backing to Flex Tape conforms to any shape or object. If you break something like a ceramic container, Flex Tape will work for that too.

Depending on the size and weight of your container, you can apply Flex Tape on the inside and outside of the crack to ensure a secure bond.

*Flex Tape Tip: Flex Tape is not meant to be a permanent fix. It’s a temporary, emergency repair.

Step #3: Seal It.
If you have a leaky situation, Flex Tape can help you with that. Let’s say you need to repair a leaky hose. First, cover the leak with a small patch of Flex Tape (slightly bigger than the hole or tear).

After removing all air bubbles by applying it firmly, then add a second piece of Flex Tape. But this time, wrap it all the way around the hose, covering the initial patch that you added.

*Flex Tape Tip: Don’t use Flex Tape where it comes in direct contact with drinking water.

Step #4: Repair It.
If you have a damaged surface, Flex Tape can also be used to repair it. Once you apply the tape, it creates a super strong, waterproof bond that gets stronger over time. The tape cannot be repositioned once it’s applied. If the paint’s color doesn’t match the color of your surface, you can always paint over the tape. Some customers have had great success using Flex Seal Colors over Flex Tape. 

*Flex Tape Tip: The best thing about Flex Tape is that there’s no curing time. Flex Tape’s adhesion will get stronger over time. For maximum hold, wait 24 hours after applying it before testing it.

Where have you used Flex Tape?
We’d love to hear about how this how-to guide helped you. Just leave a comment on any of our social media pages. You can follow Flex Tape on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube. If you have a video of you using Flex Tape, tag us.

Cheers to Flex Taping It,
Nick Wade

2017-08-29T17:11:37+00:00