By REMODELING Magazine Staff. OSI Sealants. Solvent-based Pro-Series SF 450 Sub-Floor amp; Construction Adhesive meets California's low-VOC requirements. Designed to reduce nail popping and squeaky floors, Pro-Series SF 450 is water- and weatherproof and will bond to dry, wet, and frozen lumber, as well as to many other building materials. (888) 445-0208. www.osiproseries.com.
Sherwin-Williams. Combining a 100% silicone sealant and a low-odor, paintable finish, ProSelect All Purpose Paintable Silicone Sealant can be used around windows and doors, on vinyl siding and interior or exterior trim, and around chimneys, foundations, ducts, and pipes. The sealant provides a permanently flexible, watertight seal. (215) 566-2000. www.sherwinwilliams.com.
Red Devil. A textured construction-grade polyurethane sealant, RD PRO is designed to remain permanently flexible while providing high tensile strength. The formula offers a fast cure time, is paintable and nonstaining, and forms a weathertight seal that won't crack or peel, says the maker. (800) 4-A-DEVIL. www.reddevil.com.
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Dow Corning. 991 Silicone High Performance Sealant, a joint sealant that offers stain resistance in a one-part formulation, is a ready-to-use version of the company's 756 Silicone Building Sealant. It cures to a semigloss finish and has a rapid tackfree cure time to reduce dirt adhesion, says the company. (800) 637-5377. www.dowcorning.com/construction.
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Custom Building Products. OmniGrip Ultimate Tile Adhesive uses a proprietary blend of polymers to provide high bond strength and 33% less shrinkage, says the maker. Floor tiles up to 16 inches square and some exterior tiles can be set using the product. The smooth-troweling adhesive weighs 25% less than other adhe-sives. (800) 272-8786. www.custombuildingproducts.com.