Sealant & Spackle: Choosing the Right Product is Key
Originally published by: DAP — January 21, 2019
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Tackling or overseeing a kitchen and bath remodeling project this winter? Selecting the right sealant and spackle is vital to help get the job done right and prevent future call backs. As you know, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most heavily used areas of the home, leaving many homeowners challenged with dirty, unsightly and unhealthy caulk caused by mold, mildew, dirt and stains.
Choosing the correct product can help prevent moisture issues and protect a remodeling investment before it becomes a problem. Professionals should choose a product specifically designed for use in the bathroom and kitchen where moisture can take its toll on weaker performing products.
DAP recommends Pros consider the following sealant and spackle brands for kitchen and bath renovations and update projects:
- KWIK SEAL ULTRA™ is a premium siliconized bath and kitchen sealant formulated with ultra hydrophobic technology that repels water, soap scum, stains and dirt so mildew can’t grow, stains won’t stick and dirt rinses off. It’s also backed by a Lifetime Mold and Mildew Guarantee so the sealant stays looking clean, fresh and new. Kwik Seal Ultra is easy to use. It applies smoothly, is low in odor, cleans up with water and is water ready in four hours so you can use your shower sooner. It provides a durable, waterproof seal around sinks, showers, tubs, backsplashes, countertops and fixtures.
- And to patch those unwanted holes in the kitchen or bath, DAP offers ALEX PLUS® Spackling that’s specifically formulated to deliver professional strength and durability when making repairs on a range of surfaces, including drywall, wood and metal. It won’t shrink or crack, allowing users to complete a successful repair with just one coat, saving time during paint prep. It’s easy to apply, sands to a smooth finished surface and offers superior paintability for a finished repair that seamlessly blends with the surrounding area. The product is ideal for painting and finishing the kitchen or bathroom.