Tremco Tremflex 834 Siliconized Acrylic Latex Sealant for Interiors

Using Tremco’s Tremflex 834 Siliconized
Acrylic Latex Sealant – Get the Most From Your Tremco Sealant


If you’re in need of a fast-setting acrylic
latex sealant that does a great job on general interior and exterior projects,
look no farther than Tremflex 834 by Tremco. It works well as a back bedding
glazing compound or an acoustic seal in building interiors. It also seal
faucets, vinyl, aluminum and wood sidings. It guns easily, won’t stain and it
keeps its superior flexibility even after it has fully cured. And it’s quick
and easy to use giving you more time to work on the other areas of the project and
reduce your turnaround time.


Tremco Tremflex 834 and Your Project


Tremflex 834 by Tremco works on almost any
vertical or horizontal joint on an interior or exterior application that is at
least 1/4″ wide and four times the width of the joint’s anticipated
movement. It’s tack-free in 15 minutes and ready to paint with oil or latex
paint in just 30 – 45 minutes. (It dries at a rate of 1/8″ per day at room
temperature with 50% humidity.)


It won’t crack or lose its adhesiveness in
cold temperatures. And if it’s quiet you’re after, Tremflex 834 reduces sound
transmissions when used in partition walls. It is compatible with air barrier,
so it will work perfectly with ExoAir Air Barrier systems and compatible with
the SBS side of self-adhering air barrier membranes. It can also be used in
fire proofing systems in non-load bearing walls.


Tremco’s Tremflex 834 comes in three
colours (clear, limestone and white) and three different sized packages (300 ml
cartridges, 600 ml sausages and 5 gallon (18.9 L) pails). In terms of coverage,
one 300 ml cartridge does 35 linear feet of 1/4″ x 1/4″ bead, so it’s
easy to figure out how much you’ll need. The professionals at Reflect Window
and Door can help with that, too.


Preparing Joints and Tips for Applying
Tremco’s Tremflex 834


Tremflex works with conventional caulking
equipment, but you can’t just load and go. You’ll need to prepare the surfaces
and materials for a quality seal. Any joint you apply Tremflex 834 to should be
sound, clean and dry. Remove any contaminants such as waterproofing, loose
mortar or paint with a wire brush, sandblasting equipment or grinder. Solvent
can help remove any unwanted finishes. The surface temperature should also be
at least 5 degrees Celsius or above to ensure the sealant adheres properly to
the joint.


Next, install joint backing to control the
bead depth and prevent the sealant from adhering to the back of the joint. To
do this, you can use a closed cell or reticulated polyethylene backer rod. If
the joint is too narrow, however, you can use bond breaker tape (adhesive
backed polyethylene tape). Tremflex 834 doesn’t generally require primer to
adhere to most construction materials. However, you should do a field test or
mock-up to make sure the sealant will stick properly to the joint even if you
do decide to use a primer. When you’re done, let everything dry and check to
make sure it’s solid and secure before applying the sealant.


Tremco Tremflex 834 makes it easy to create
fillet or angle beads around the perimeter of your doors and windows. All you
need is at least 1/4″ of material on each side to work with. Expansion
joint beads should be at least 1/4″ by 1/4″. For joints up to
1/2″ wide, the bead depth should be equal to its width. Anything ranging
in size from 1/2″ to 1″ should have a bead depth equal to half the
joint width. However, sealant beads created with Tremflex 834 should never be
more than 1/2″ thick in any direction. (If you’ll be dealing with joints
larger than 1″, contact the professionals at Reflect Window and Door for
more information.)


Start creating a bead at the bottom of the
joint and work your way up. As you go, use a dry spatula to make sure the
sealant makes full contact with both sides. (If it needs a little help, you can
use a bit of water on the spatula, but it usually isn’t necessary.) To clean
up, wash your tools and remove any excess sealant with a bit of soapy water.


Tremco Tremflex 834 is a superior sealant
for many different interior and exterior applications. This means you don’t
need to buy several different sealants for each task. Tremflex cleans up easily
without needing solvents or special cleaning tools.

And getting more
information or ordering Tremco Tremflex 834 for your next project is easy, too.
Just contact Reflect Window and Door.

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