DAP Develops 'Extreme Stretch' Acrylic Sealant

Originally published by: DAPJune 28, 2017

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From rain, wind, snow and sunlight to shifting seasonal temperatures, weather conditions cause a house to expand and contract. This movement can lead to inferior sealants failing, which may result in damage to areas such as windows, doors, siding, trim, molding and facades both inside and outside of the home. That’s why DAP, a leader in the home improvement and construction products industry, is introducing Extreme Stretch, a new Urethanized Acrylic Sealant that combines the superior flexibility, adhesion strength and durability of polyurethane with the ease of clean up and paint properties of an acrylic latex. Extreme Stretch is specially formulated to provide exceptional flexibility and superior adhesion to a variety of surface materials for a seal that won’t crack. This versatile, premium performance sealant is ideal for professional painters, remodelers, window and door installers, home builders and even do-it-yourselfers who want a strong waterproof seal that is easy to apply, crackproof, paintable and guaranteed for life.

“Whether mounting new windows and doors, or putting the finishing touches on a new crown molding installation, Extreme Stretch provides the performance needed for a long-lasting seal,” said Jason Wirth, Senior Product Manager at DAP. “Not only does Extreme Stretch move with your home to stand up to weather and temperature extremes, but its superior paintability also ensures a professional finish.”

DAP designed new Extreme Stretch elastomeric sealant for maximum flexibility and adhesion that is two times stronger than the competition. Extreme Stretch is versatile and is ideal for a wide variety of applications such as sealing around windows, doors, siding, eaves, vents, baseboards, crown molding, soffits, countertops, sinks and more.

Perfect for indoor and outdoor applications, Extreme Stretch is low in odor, cleans up easily with water and is paint-ready for a professional finish that will not shine through, discolor or crack paint. Extreme Stretch can be painted in just two hours whereas some other sealants can take from 48 hours to even one week before painting. Shorter paint times improve productivity for contractors and reduce project times for homeowners.

Extreme Stretch meets ASTM C920 Type S, Grad NS, Class 25 and is now available at a variety of local home improvement retailers. For more information, visit www.dap.com