Applying DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology

Follow these simple instructions for painters caulk application.

Applying DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology is simple and the product easily cleans up with just soap and water.  Available in cartridge packaging that requires a caulk gun to apply.

Surface Preparation: 

The area must be thoroughly cleaned before caulking any joint, gap or crack. Surfaces to be caulked must be dry and free of all dirt, dust, oil, mildew, loose paint, and old caulk. Only apply when caulk, surface and air temperatures will remain above 40°F. Do not apply on surfaces that are above 120°F.  Do not apply on exterior surfaces when rain is immediately expected.

Application:

• Clean surface to be caulked.
• For gaps greater than 1/2” deep, use a backer rod.
• Insert caulk tube into the caulk gun.
• Cut the dispensing nozzle at 45° angle.
• While slowly squeezing the caulk gun trigger, gently push the sealant
   nozzle along the gap to be sealed. Ensure complete contact is made
   on both surfaces being sealed.
• Smooth applied bead with a moist cloth in 20 minutes or less.
• Clean tools with soap and water.
• May be spray painted immediately. Allow 30 minutes curing time
   before applying paint with a paint brush.  
• Cured bead should be between 1/8” and ½” wide.
• Allow 24 hours curing time before exposing to a wet or damp
   environment.
• Coverage: 54 linear feet for a 3/16” bead.
• Not intended for areas that will be submerged in water. Keep unused
   product from freezing.
• Do not use on surfaces that come in contact with food.


MSDS: DuPont™  Painter's Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the advantages of DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology?
DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology is a premium caulk that may be spray painted immediately, or brush painted 30 minutes after application (many caulks require 12 to 24 hours to completely dry).  With DuPont™ Painters Caulk, you can caulk and paint within an hour.

Can DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology be used to fill cracks and nail holes?
Yes, DuPont™ Painters Caulk is ideal for filling small cracks and nail holes.

Can I use it on the exterior of my home?
Yes, DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology is a premium caulk that exceeds the ASTM C-834 testing standards requirements, and may be used on both interior and exterior applications.

What type of surface preparation is needed prior to applying the product?
It is important that the area be thoroughly cleaned before caulking any joint, gap or crack. Surfaces to be caulked must be dry and free of all dirt, dust, oil, mildew, loose paint, and old caulk. Only apply when caulk, surface and air temperatures will remain above 40°F. Do not apply on surfaces that are above 120°F.  Do not apply on exterior surfaces when rain is immediately expected.

What is spider webbing?
Spider webbing is a term used to describe paint film cracking. Typically, if you paint over caulk before it dries, the paint film will crack and discolor.  DuPont™ Painters Caulk is uniquely formulated to prevent spider webbing.

Does the product have mold and mildew protection?
Yes. All of the DuPont™ Caulk products contain a premium mildewcide, giving them outstanding mold and mildew resistance.

What is a mildewcide?
Mildewcide is a term for chemicals that retard the growth of mold and mildew. The DuPont™ Caulk products contain a premium mildewcide that resists the growth of mold and mildew in the surface of the caulk after it is cured.

Is DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology VOC compliant?
Yes. All of the DuPont™ Caulk products not only meet the current VOC requirement, but are actually below the lower 2% VOC requirement proposed by the State of California.

What do I use to clean excess product from tools or other surfaces?
All of the DuPont™ Caulk products clean up with just soap and water.


DuPont™ Painters Caulk with Speed Dry™ Technology

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