Flexible Acrylic Filler

painters mate is a plastic elastic sealant designed for internal and external expansion joints where moderate (±12,5%) movement is anticipated.

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.
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 & concrete 

Degrease 

As above 

painters mate dilute 1:2 with water 

Ceramic 

Degrease 

As above 

None required 

Bonding / Priming

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

Typical Physical Properties

 Movement capability (ISO 11600) 

±12,5% 

Skin-over time 

10-20 min 

Loss of volume 

>15% 

Elongnation @ break 

>400% 

Elongnation @ break of dry film after ageing 

>200% 

Hardness (Shore A) 

± 35 

Washout resistance when fully cured 

Good 

Working time 

15 min 

Service temperature 

-20ºC to +80ºC 

Specific gravity 

1,52 /0,05 

Resistance to flow 

< 6 mm 

Elastic recovery 

< 40% 

Cure time @ 25ºC 

Touch dry: 1 hour

Hard dry: 24 hours

Full cure: 3-7 days 

Volume solids 

85% 

Extrudability after ageing 

> 150 g/min 

Extrudability after ageing 

1,520 ± 0,05 

Coverage

Dependent on the joint size.

Application

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 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 painters mate, a gun grade, onecomponent acrylic sealant applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals.

Packaging

painters mate is available in 310 ml cartridges, packed in boxes of 24.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

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.

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.