Learning how to use tire sealant for your mower, UTV, golf cart, and other outdoor equipment will not only save you from flat tires, but it will also save you the time and money you’ll spend having tires fixed or replaced at the shop.
Take a look at our step-by-step guide to become a tire sealant pro in less than five minutes.
Step 1: Position the valve around the 6 o’clock position
If you’re able to rotate the tire, either by moving the mower or turning the wheel, go ahead and move it around until the valve stem is sitting near the bottom of the wheel around the 6 o’clock position, ideally closer to 5 or 7 o’clock.
Step 2: Deflate your tire and remove your valve core
Next, it’s time to make sure your tire is fully deflated.
To do this, depress the schrader valve at the top of your valve stem until no more air is escaping, then, using a valve core remover, turn the valve counter-clockwise until it comes out completely. Your tire is now fully deflated.
If you don’t have a valve core tool, or could use a reliable one, our CNC-machined schrader valve tool both unscrews and holds onto your valve core as you remove it using a spring-loaded detent tip, so you won’t have to worry about dropping or losing your valve core. It also has an integrated compartment for spare valve cores and even ships with three spares included just in case!
Step 3: Invert The Bottle Of Sealant and Shake Thoroughly
Once your tire is fully deflated, it’s time to prepare your Stan’s Sealant.
Grab your sixteen or thirty-two ounce bottle of sealant and turn it upside down, then shake it thoroughly for several seconds to ensure the special formula is properly mixed.
Optional: Attach Sealant Applicator
This step is optional, as our product can be dispensed directly from the bottle, but many customers like to use our convenient threaded applicator tube to make the job that much easier. Check it out here!
Step 4: Pour in sealant
Now that your sealant is ready to go, simply invert the bottle onto your valve stem and pour in the recommended amount of sealant.
This won’t take long at all because Stans is engineered to use up to 50% less sealant per tire than our competitor’s stickier, messier products. If you’re not sure how much you need, you can always use our free tire sealant calculator.
Step 5: Reinstall your valve core
Once you’ve added the recommended amount of sealant to your tire, it’s time to reinstall your valve core.
To do this, just grab your handy valve core tool again, insert the core back into the valve stem, and turn it clockwise until it seats fully.
Step 6: Inflate your tire back to its normal pressure
Once your valve core has been reinstalled, it’s time to air your tire back up again.
Using your favorite pump or compressor, inflate the tire back to its normal pressure.
Step 7: Drive away!
Got your tire back up to pressure? Congrats, all that’s left to do now is drive away and get back to giving your outdoor project the attention it deserves!
The rotation of the tire will put our specially formulated sealant in motion, fully coating the inside surfaces and sealing any existing punctures, leaks, and imperfections of the tire and rim.
If you’ve taken the tire off your equipment, you can achieve the same results by simply rotating the tire around a few times to make sure the sealant has coated a full 360 degrees.
Pro Tip: To get the longest life possible out of your Stan’s Sealant, we recommend “topping off” your tires once a year at the beginning of the season. Check out our FAQ page for more details.
What Makes Our Sealant Special
Stan’s Sealant is the one-size-fits-all solution for 99% of flats, and what’s even better, Stan’s isn’t just for your lawn mower.
The same Stan’s Sealant that keeps your lawn mower rolling season after season works in just about every other piece of equipment in your shed. Add Stans to your wheelbarrow, ATV, UTV, side-by-side, golf cart, hand truck, or tractor to get the same premium-quality protection in all of your utility equipment, all season long.
Don’t wait for flats to happen to you!
Knowing how to use sealant in all of your outdoor equipment is the fix-all solution to flats and the leaks that cause them, but you don’t have to wait for that next nail, rock, or thorn to put Stan’s to work for you.
That’s because once you’ve got Stan’s inside your tire, you’re protected from future flats for an average of two years with a single application!
So whether you need to fix an existing flat or want to get proactive about your tire protection, pick up Stan’s Sealant today and forget about flats altogether.
With Stan’s inside, you’re ready for whatever lies ahead.