Flextec urethane silane crosslinking technology makes Loctite Universal TAC adhesive suitable for a wide range of projects in varying climate conditions and on multiple substrates, the maker says. Designed to create a high-strength bond, the adhesive is recommended for use on a variety of materials, including marble, domestic and exotic woods, mirrors, ferrous and nonferrous metals, brick, glass, concrete, and PVC. Waterproof, paintable, and UV-resistant, the material can even be applied on wet surfaces. 800.321.1733. www.henkelca.com.


For reduced application time and errors, try Kwik Seal 3.0 Advanced Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk. Kwik Dry technology means the caulk can be exposed to water and moisture after just three hours, and won't wash out. In addition to providing a waterproof seal, Kwik Seal is formulated with Microban antimicrobial protection, which fights bacteria, mold, and mildew growth. Kwik Seal is paintable and has low odor and low-VOC content for improved indoor air quality. 800.543.3840. www.dap.com.

Red Devil.

Consolidate your caulk, sealant, and adhesive arsenal into one tube with King Kaulk Hybrid Polymer. The multi-purpose material can caulk tubs, showers, and countertops; seal around windows, doors, and air conditioners; and bond wood, concrete, metals, and PVC. Numerous other jobs are also within its scope. Low-odor, low-VOC King Kaulk can be used indoors or outdoors, and resists harsh weather, UV rays, and mildew, the maker says. 800.423.3845. www.reddevil.com.

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Designed to minimize air and moisture infiltration in the building envelope, Gap Guard is a low-pressure, closed-cell expandable foam sealant for windows and doors. The sealant helps prevent mold growth and optimizes energy efficiency. Applied to small cracks, gaps, and voids around window and door cavities during installation, the closed-cell formula creates a lower vapor permeability and increases wall strength, the maker says. 800.346.7655. www.benjaminobdyke.com.

Research Plastic.

Do away with the mess of smoothing out caulk beads by hand. Currently available on products from Permachink, Flame Tech, and Quikrete Cos., the maker's self-tooling caulking tube incorporates a triangle-shaped tip that acts as a guide for the bead. Simply lay the tip of the tube into a groove and apply the caulk bead directly and accurately. The feature means money and time savings for users who will apply less caulk with each pass and spend less time is refining applications. 877.990.9917. www.researchplastic.com.

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