Flexible acrylic filler

painters mate is a plastic elastic sealant designed for internal and external expansion joints where moderate (±12.5%) movement is anticipated.


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

  • Flexible – resists cracking.
  • Can be over-painted within one hour.
  • Contains fungicide to prevent mildew and mould growth.
  • No sanding required.
  • Easy-to-use.

abe Construction Chemicals DIY Painters mate Properties


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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 (such as stainless steel, aluminium, wood, granite, masonry, concrete and ceramic) with methylated spirits, iso propanol or alcohol. Dampness in porous substrates can be tolerated.

Bonding / Priming

Priming not required. On damp and porous surfaces (wood, granite, masonry and concrete), painters mate can be applied as a first coat when diluted (1:2) with water.


Dependant on the joint size.


Cut tip of nozzle at the angle required. Apply painters mate 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 little liquid soap and water.


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

Protection / Maintenance on Completion

No special protection needed. May be coated with high quality PVA acrylic paint.


painters mate is available in 310 ml cartridges.

Handling & Storage

Shelf life of 12 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions. Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging.

Health & Safety

painters mate 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 painters mate is inert and harmless.