One of the most common questions we get is which poured in place rubber surface conditioner to use: The Rebinder or the Rebinder B. While rebinding your playground rubber surface when it needs it is crucial, picking the right rebinder is also very important. Let' dig right into the key differences between the two products:
- The Rebinder is aliphatic based and clear. It will not amber your surface. It is perfect for light colored granules or colors that are typically changed by Aromatic based rebinders, such as blues or greys. In short, if you don't want the color of your EPDM to change (even temporarily) use the Rebinder.
- The Rebinder B aromatic based, which means it is amber in color. A coat of aromatic B will turn everything a shade darker. This will be more pronounced in certain colors than others. And some colors will turn into other colors. For example, some shades of glue will turn almost greenish. This color change is obsoletely temporary. With more UV exposure and foot traffic, you will see the color turn back to their original hue. This can take a couple weeks to a couple months.
Ambering caused by Aromatic binders
- The Rebinder is the conditioner of choice when you are rebinding a splash pad or a pool deck. Never use Rebinder B to do that as pool chemicals will degrade its binding effects much faster.
- The Rebinder has the same rebinding strength as the Rebinder, it just cannot be used around pools and splash pads. It is a cheaper alternative to the Rebinder, so when conditioning very large surface. It can be a real money saver.
As always, if you have any questions about rebinding your playground rubber surface you can reach me at 203-659-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org