Flex­i­ble fillers

The Shed - - House Painting -

Flex­i­ble fillers, like the best-known Sel­leys No More Gaps, are a builder’s best friend when it comes to seal­ing the gap be­tween win­dows, doors, and walls. Un­like solid tra­di­tional fillers, they main­tain their flex­i­bil­ity and can han­dle the shock of doors and win­dows bang­ing shut. Be­ing acrylic based, like paint, they are eas­ily paintable. Acrylic sticks to acrylic. Sel­leys Phil Ayling says that Sel­leys has tweaked the for­mula for sev­eral dif­fer­ent uses, such as a fastdry for­mula for paint­ing within an hour, an ex­tra-flex­i­ble-and-coloured filler for wooden floors that have to deal with a wide range of mois­ture loads, a bath­room filler with ex­tra mould pro­tec­tion, and a threein-one ver­sion that also works as an ad­he­sive.

Phil per­son­ally prefers to leave weath­er­board gaps alone but many builders and home­own­ers like the higher qual­ity fin­ish of seal­ing those gaps, so Sel­leys also of­fers an ex­te­rior and weath­er­board ver­sion with mould re­sis­tance and weather re­sis­tance, and ex­tra flex­i­bil­ity to cope with nat­u­ral plank move­ment.

A pain­ter’s best friend: No More Gaps. For our project wooden house, the ex­tra qual­i­ties of the Pro­fes­sional ver­sion was a no-brainer — nearly 48 tubes were used on it!

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