a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of applied sealants is based on modified bitumens, tars, acrylics, silicones, modified epoxies, polysulphides and polyurethanes, with a.b.e.® currently the leading distributor of PVC, rubber and hydrophilic waterstops.

Examples of typical applications are sealing of joints in road surfaces, runways and airport hangars, sealing of construction joints in walls and floors in commercial and industrial buildings.

In addition products are used for houses, water reservoirs and sewage processing structures, sealing around general household sanitary ware and certain automotive applications.

Uses

Ideal for use on door and window frames, skirting boards, ceilings, walls architraves and plasterboard.

Advantages
  • Available in brilliant white
  • Flexible – resists cracking
  • Can be over-painted within one hour
  • Contains fungicide to prevent mildew and mould growth
  • No sanding required
  • Easy to use
Physical Properties

Movement capability (ISO 11600) 

±10%

Skin-over time

5 – 10 minutes

Loss of volume

> 15%

Hardness (Shore A)

±35

Washout resistance when fully cured

Good

Working time 15 minutes
Service temperature -20 ºC to +80 ºC
Specific gravity 1.7
Elastic recovery < 40%
Cure time @ 25 ºC Touch dry: 1 hour
Hard dry: 24 hours
Full cure: 3 – 7 days
Volume solids 85%
Surface Preparation

Contact area must be dry, clean, sound and free from contaminating substances such as oil, grease, asphalt tar and dust. Clean and degrease surface with methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol. Dampness in porous substrates can be tolerated.

 

SUBSTRATE SURFACE CLEANING RECOMMENDED DEGREASING PRIMER
Stainless steel Degrease Methylated spirtis, isopropanol alcohol None required
Aluminium Degrease As above None required
Wood, granite, masonry and concrete Degrease As above abe ® PAINTERS acrylic dilute 1:2 with wate
Ceramic Degrease As above None required
Bonding / Priming

Priming is not required. On damp porous surfaces, abe. ® PAINTERS acrylic can be applied as a first coat when diluted (1/2) with water

Application

Cut tip of nozzle at the angle required. Apply abe. ® PAINTERS acrylic sealant from a caulking gun using sufficient pressure to ensure adequate contact with sides of joint. The surface of the joint may be smoothed over with a tooling spatula that has been sprayed with a mild solution of liquid soap and water.

Cleaning

Tools should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set by washing with soap and water.

Model Specification

One-component acrylic sealant. The sealant will be abe. ® PAINTERS acrylic, a gun grade, one-component acrylic sealant applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e. ® Construction Chemicals.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 18 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

abe® PAINTERS acrylic should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought.

Cured abe. ® PAINTERS acrylic is inert and harmless.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.