*This is important, don’t apply in advance if precipitation does not begin as snow. Freezing rain and sleet will often dilute the pretreating barrier you would apply.
Pouring from the sprinkle cap:
The hinged sprinkle top is designed for use in smaller areas like steps and small porches. You can use the cap to pour directly from the package with great success. An alternative approach is to pour straight from the package to a central point on each step and then use a broom to spread the material. A light coating is all that is required to have great success.
Tips / Reminders
- Do not apply to concrete that has not cured or that is less that 12 months old.
- It is safe to apply this to decks, as it is non corrosive to deck screws and hardware.
- Apply extra product into cracks or spaces in concrete, this will help protect against future Freeze-Thaw damage
Liquids and melting ice
Beware of any liquid that claims to melt ice. Because liquids tend to sheet across the top of ice, melting can be a real challenge for liquids (unless the ice is very thin.
“Rough up the ice with a shovel or rake. Then from your sprayer, apply product to the ice. You will hear the ice begin to crackle as the solution begins to penetrate the ice. It’s going to require more product than when used as a pretreating anti-icer, so we suggest applying additional product each 15-20 minutes — depending on the thickness or the ice.
Ice Melting Tip
Apply the product at room temperature for maximum impact. Warmer fluid temperatures will speed the melting process.