By Matt from Trumbull, CT on October 14, 2013
When can I apply a second coat of chimney saver on my chimney? The next day? Or, should I wait a few more days?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2013
Answer:The first coat should dry for 48 hours before applying the next coat. This is assuming that the first coat has not been rained on. If it has, it will need to dry fully before applying the second coat.
By Richard from Detroit, MI on April 2, 2017
I have "used brick" on an old colonial house. The bricks at the top 4 feet of the chimney are flaking-off and eroding. Structurally speaking, there are no missing or even loose bricks. What product should I use to stop this "flaking"?
By Will M. on April 3, 2017
Answer:If the chimney is not in need of any further repair and you only want to prevent the brick from flaking any further, the product in question would be ideal.
By Enrico from Marblehead, MA on October 15, 2016
Is your product available in smaller quantities? I need to cover about 40 sq. ft. of chimney surface.
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2016
Answer:My apologies, but the 3 gallon container is the smallest quantity we have available at this time.
By Kristin from Ann Arbor, MI on September 28, 2014
We have 3 round, Fieldstone chimneys circa 1938ish that need a clear water repellant coating over them.We have heard about using Chimney Saver but this seems to be for the crown and we have loose rocks and mortar which we carefully caulked. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on September 29, 2014
The water based ChimneySaver product is actually a fantastic product to use for all types of masonry materials, including stone. The product is applied via a sprayer and gives a clear layer of protection, preventing any future permeation and damage. If the crown is cracked or damaged, I recommend applying the CrownSeal Pre-Mixed Flexible Waterproof Coating - 2 Gallon Tub
, as this provides a thicker waterproof seal.
By Catherine from Dayton ohio on June 27, 2012
Is it necessary to power wash yellow bricks before applying Chimney Saver?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 28, 2012
Answer:It is recommended by the manufacturer to remove any dirt or silica buildup that has formed on the brick surface, before applying this sealer. Pressure washing is usually the best way to accomplish this. Please keep in mind that the bricks will need to dry completely before applying the sealer. Any water still trapped inside the bricks can cause them to deteriorate internally.
By Matt from Trumbull, CT on October 13, 2013
After washing my chimney from dirt and dust, how long should I wait to apply the chimney saver? I purchased the 3 gallon container of the chimney saver. Do I need to mix it with water?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 14, 2013
Answer:The product can be applied as long as the surface of the masonry has been visibly dry for approximately 1 hour. This water based product does not have to be diluted any further.