Spackling Paste Instructions
CRAWFORD’S SPACKLING PASTE is a multi-purpose, premixed, ready-to-use vinyl patching compound for many interior and exterior surfaces. Crawford’s Free contains no asbestos, mercy, tin other heavy metal biocides or fungicides, formaldehyde or added allice. Crawford’s Free can be applied to previously painted or fully primed wood, painted or primed drywall and plaster. Crawford’s Free is designed to quickly and easily fill small cracks, primed nail hoses, shallow hammer marks, gouges and other minor surface defacements. Crawford’s Free exhibits easy knifing and slippage with no kick-up; superior adhesion to well-prepared substrates; excellent sanding properties; good drying time; plus resists shrinking, cracking and sagging.
Directions: On surface to be patched first remove all loose paint, plaster, splinters, dirt, chalk, grease, etc. Check for moisture. Sandy any gloss areas to help insure maximum adhesion, Dust the surface clean with a dry paint brush prior to application. Apply with clean, dry putty or broad knife and press firmly into areas to be filled. Larger hoes and cracks may require more than one application. Feather out product to help insure complete fill. Allow material to thoroughly dry. Drying time depends on size and depth of fill, environmental conditions and the substrate on which product is being applied. If need, sand light until patch is level with surface. Use of NIOSH approved dust mask is recommended during sanding process.
Dust all patched areas after sanding. Apply a high quality primer/sealer over all patched areas-inside and out. Areas patched which are going to be top coated with a gloss or semi-gloss paint should also be sealed.
Note; Use only on clean, dry and primed surfaces. New or unpainted surfaces should be fully primed prior to use. Use only in conjunction with high quality primers, sealers and top coats. Do not apply to outside areas if heavy dew or rain is expected within 24 hours. Do not apply in temperatures below 55 degrees F. All surfaces are different and should be examined for dry rot, moisture, etc. before applying any surface repair compound.
Crawford’s Free is not intended to be a cure all for badly damaged surfaces. Do not use in areas where dry rot or mildew exists. Not recommended for use as an exterior ski coast compound. Not intended for floors or joints where continuous and/or excessive expansion and contraction may occur. It is the responsibility of the user to follow application instructions and properly prepare surface prior to and after product application. User is responsible for determining if this product is suitable and fit for the application and substrate on which it is intended to be applied.
Important: Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally. During prolonged use, gloves are recommended to avoid ski contact. Eye contact may cause irritation. Wash hands and tools with soapy water after each use. Protect from freezing. Do not thin with water of solvents. Keep lid on tightly when not in use. Store in a cool dry place. Do not leave container exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Once dry, do not leave patch unprotected. Prime and paint immediately.
The manufacturer’s liability under any warranty, whether expressed or implied, by contact or law, is hereby limited to replacement of this product. If found to be defective upon inspection by CPC, Inc. In no case with CPC, Inc. reimburse or be responsible for labor cost of the cost of the consequential damage in conjunction with the use of this product. CPC, Inc. shall not be held liable for any representations or claims made by its employees, agents, dealers or any applicator. Other conditions also apply. Users are responsible to request, understand and agree to these conditions prior to purchase or use of this product.
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