I tried to seal an area by a door that puddles and leaks before tropical storm Henry arrived, but I made two mistakes:
- I applied the sealant only 30 minutes before the storm hit (it needs 1 hour to dry, but given the humidity it would probably be longer)
- I used a latex sealant that can be cleaned with water
In retrospect I should have used a silicone based sealant ahead of time, but I was working within constraints.
24 hours into the rain, the leak is back. I checked on the sealant and it's mostly washed away, but residue remains in certain areas.
Will whatever residue that remains eventually cure, or will I be left with a permanently soft mess that I need to remove before reapplying a new sealant?