Poly Paint Now is a high performance acrylic gap sealant that can be painted over immediately after application when painting with water based low sheen or gloss paint, meaning you can save precious time on your painting project.
For use on:
Painted / unpainted plasterboard
Coverage: 30m / 3mm bead
Dry time: Can be painted over immediately after application when painting with waterbased low sheen or gloss paints. If using waterbased flat or ceiling paint, allow product to cure for at least 2hrs before painting. Not for use with oil based or solvent paints.
Ready to use: YES
Available in: 300mL
Note: Not for gaps between tongue and groove boards or weatherboard overlaps. Not for water immersion or constantly damp areas. Not recommended for exterior applications. Do not apply or store below 5C.
Q. How do I fill gaps between my wooden window frames and inside wall?
A. You're dealing with two different materials here, plaster and wood. To allow for differential movement between them, use Polyfilla Gap Filler, wiping off any excess with a damp cloth.
Q. I painted over the areas where I used Polyfilla Gap Filler and now cracks have appeared. Why has this happened?
A. If the gap filler was not cured sufficiently before it was painted over, cracks can occur as the gap filler shrinks. To prevent this, allow 48 hours drying time when you are filling large gaps or painting with oil-based paints. Also, some water based undercoats and paints shrink during drying and as Polyfilla Gap Filler is flexible, it won't stop cracks appearing in the shrinking paint on its surface. Test the paint on a small section of gap filler and if this is a problem you can reduce cracking by allowing the filler to cure thoroughly or by first coating it with a vinyl/acrylic semi-gloss or oil-based undercoat.
Q. Why does my gap filler keeps cracking?
A. It is important to remember that the width of a gap affects how much the product can move. Fine cracks less than 2mm allow the gap filler to move only very tiny amounts before it may crack again. It is best to ensure that you have at least 3mm worth of product so you can maximise the movement capability of your joint.