A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Construction Adhesive is not well suited for the intended use of application. In general, construction adhesives should not be used as the sole means of support. Permanent mechanical support should always be used, for safety reasons. If you'd like to share the specific details of your application, please reach out to our team at 1-800-624-7767 so we can help you.
A: Thank you for the question. Yes, Loctite Power Grab Tub-Surround Construction Adhesive will bond a polystyrene surround to unpainted, unsealed plywood. It is important to apply the adhesive to the polystyrene first, and not to the wall. Applying this adhesive to the wall first will not allow the adhesive to develop a good bond to the surround.
A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Construction Adhesive is a latex, water-based product and requires at least one bonding surface to be porous. This adhesive will not cure when bonding two non porous substrates such as ceramic tile and a surround.
A: Thank you for your question. Loctite Power Grab Ultimate Construction Adhesive - white (in the red tube) may work well for your application. We always recommend testing your substrates for suitable adhesion and results prior to beginning your entire project.
A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Adhesive is not recommended to be used on cement board, waterproof tile backer boards, or any waterproof wall coatings. You might consider looking at Loctite Power Grab Ultimate - white (red tube) for this application.
A: Thank you for the question. When using Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Adhesive, primer is not required or recommended on moisture resistant drywall except only to cover areas where joint compound was used, such as over seams and fastener penetrations. If the drywall was completely primed, then you might consider using Loctite Power Grab Ultimate-White (in red tube) for the project.
A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Adhesive can be painted once fully cured if it is exposed for some reason.
A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Adhesive is a latex, water-based product. It requires one bonding surface to be porous for it to work and cannot bond two non-porous substrates together. This product is compatible with the RedGard product; however, if you are installing a non-porous tub surround and bonding to RedGard (also non-porous), then the adhesive will not bond or cure properly and should not be considered.
A: Thank you for the question. Loctite Power Grab Tub Surround Adhesive is not designed for attaching grab bars or any other accessory to a tiled wall and should not be considered, for safety reasons. User assumes all risk and liability should this product be used for this purpose. You should follow the grab bar manufacturers installations instructions for proper installation.
A: Thank you for the question. You might consider Loctite Power Grab Ultimate - white (red tubes) for this installation. Your success in bonding directly to thinset materials will depend upon how structurally sound the material is and if it is free of any release agents. In this situation you need to test for adhesion first before doing the project.