March 10, 2009

DAP 3.0 Advanced Sealants

dap_caulk_3.jpgDAP is releasing a number of new sealants that are all distinguished by a very quick drying time. The line of sealants is called the DAP 3.0 and once applied, it takes just three hours before they can be exposed to water without being affected.

According to the press release,

"DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Sealants are formulated with Kwik Dry® Technology that allows users to caulk and expose the bead to water after just three hours without washing out; other caulks and sealants may require a 24-36 hour waiting period before exposing to water. This minimal dry time greatly reduces the risk of wash-out from premature water exposure, so both DIYers and professionals alike can save time and money by finishing the job faster and reducing the chance for errors. For outdoor applications, this also means not having to wait for ideal weather conditions to begin or complete a project. DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Sealants can be applied in extreme weather and temperature ranges (-35°F to 140°F)."

A while ago, we reviewed DAP's Kwick Seal, which we're pretty sure is one of the five 3.0 sealants. Our review is here.

The five sealants in this line are (also from the press release):

DAP® 3.0™ Advanced All-Purpose Sealant is ideal for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications, such as sealing windows, door frames, corner joints, siding, trim, molding, pipes, ducts and vents. Plus, it adheres to just about any surface like wood, metal, brick, glass, vinyl, aluminum, concrete, drywall and stone. Available in White and new Crystal Clear, it withstands extreme weather and temperature fluctuations and is perfect for improving a home's energy efficiency.

DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk not only saves time but, with the inclusion of MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Product Protection, it fights the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the caulk, so the caulk is easier to clean and stays cleaner between cleanings. Perfect for caulking and sealing around tubs, showers, sinks, backsplashes, counter tops, fixtures and repairing loose tiles, it is available in Gloss White and new Crystal Clear. It adheres to many surfaces such as ceramic tile, glass, natural stone, vinyl, wood, metal and more.

DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Self-Leveling Concrete Sealant contains a self-leveling formula making it ideal for filling and sealing cracks and gaps in horizontal surfaces like joints, sidewalks, concrete driveways, patios, garage floors, steps and other concrete surfaces. Advanced Self-Leveling Concrete Sealant withstands foot and vehicle traffic after fully cured and it does not crack or swell after weathering. Available in Gray, it adheres to concrete, masonry, mortar, stone, brick, wood and other construction materials.

DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Gutter & Flash Sealant is ideal for sealing gutters, drain spouts, lap joints, flashing, roof vents, aluminum siding and other metal surfaces. It withstands extreme temperature fluctuations without cracking. Available in White, it adheres to aluminum, steel, galvanized surfaces, wood, vinyl, rubber and painted surfaces.

DAP® 3.0™ Advanced Blacktop & Roof Sealant
is an asphalt-fortified sealant great for repairing minor roof leaks, asphalt shingles, rolled asphalt roofing, corrugated metal roofing and for sealing around chimneys. You can also use it for sealing cracks in driveways, pavement, parking lots, playgrounds and other asphalt surfaces. It adheres to wood, masonry, fiberglass, metal, stucco and other asphalt surfaces. Available in Black, Advanced Blacktop & Roof Sealant won't run or stain application surfaces.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at March 10, 2009 1:30 PM
Recent Comments

Worst product I've ever used!

I've been a bath and kitchen Contractor for 32 years and consider myself a caulking champ. This stuff will make your work look like a child did it. I'll spend several hours trying to remove this mess and redo it. Run Forest Run!

Posted by: Alden at June 19, 2010 4:30 PM

Only if You Can Run a Perfect Line Out of the Gun

Although it may have great quick weatherproofing capabilities, it's very tough to work with if you can't lay a perfect line right out of the gun. For years I've used standard painter's caulk, usually utilizing the "wet finger" technique for smoothing. It's done well for me. This stuff is like soft sticky stringy marshmallow. It sticks to anything you may try to use - fingers, caulk smoothing tools, whatever. Unless I'm totally pressed by the weather, I'm staying with painter's caulk. For those who can lay a perfect line: this is probably a great product for you.

Posted by: SkiierGuy at October 29, 2009 9:01 AM
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