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Questions and Answers for OSI QUAD Advanced Formula 10 fl. oz. Green #764 Exterior Window, Door, and Siding Sealant (12-Pack)

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Model #1637155

Store SKU #1000168823

  • All-weather, self-tooling, permanently flexible formula sealant
  • Designed for diverse window, door, siding and trim applications
  • Resists dirt, dust and bonds without primer to common substrates

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Q:When will this be in stock?
by|Oct 10, 2022
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A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD (#406) is still an active product however, the combination of raw material availability challenges and supply chain complexities has resulted in some products and colors being more difficult to find in stores. It is best to place an order with your local retailer.

by|Mar 12, 2023
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    Q:With cure time dependent on temperature, humidity, and product depth, how can you determine when the product has cured?
    by|Sep 13, 2022
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    A:  Thank you for the question. Cure time is a moving target depending on the surrounding environmental conditions you have. Under normal conditions (i.e. ¼” inch bead size at 72°F and 70% relative humidity) OSI QUAD Sealant can take 7-14 days or longer for curing.

    by|Dec 26, 2022
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      Q:The instruction says tooling not recommended. Should I just redo when applied unevenly? Would tooling affect the integrity?
      by|Aug 23, 2022
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      A:  The manufacturer instruction that the product should not be tooled and is "self tooling" is, frankly, ridiculous. Mask, apply sealant, spray lightly with soapy water and tool. This from an experienced builder. The calk bead in the OSI videos is ugly.

      by|Aug 9, 2023
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        A:  Thank you for the question. When applying OSI QUAD and then tooling it too thin, smearing/feathering the sealant, and/or not maintaining sharp edges for a colored sealant will result in premature color fading of the applied sealant. This is a result of misunderstood application techniques and methods when used on prefinished materials. On materials that will be painted over, it really does not matter. However, it is important to keep in mind that a sealant without sufficient body cannot perform well in an exterior application.

        by|Oct 17, 2023
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          Q:Can this be used to seal around cpvc pipe?
          by|Jun 27, 2022
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          A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant is a solvent-based product and would not be recommended for use around CPVC pipes and should not be used. The solvent may cause surface crazing and weakening of the pipe. You should consult the manufacturer of this type of pipe for recommended sealing in this situation.

          by|Dec 1, 2022
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            Q:Can I paint over this (outdoor deck) when filling cracks/gaps?
            by|Jun 22, 2022
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            A:  Thank you for the question. First, OSI QUAD Sealant would not be recommended for filling gaps and cracks on a deck surface where foot traffic is expected (assuming this is the application being described). The product is not designed for this purpose and is not a traffic-bearing sealant. Second, this sealant is a solvent-based product. Painting over the sealant is possible once fully cured, at least 7-14 days or longer depending on temperature, humidity, porosity of the substrates, how the sealant was used and how much. For the application you described you may not be satisfied with the results and there are no guarantees in this situation.

            by|Nov 17, 2022
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              A:  Yes

              by|Jun 30, 2022
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                Q:What happens if you applied paint too early to this? Like inside 6 hours or 24 hours?
                by|Jun 21, 2022
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                A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD sealant is a solvent-based product. Painting the OSI QUAD Sealant too soon can cause bubbling/blistering of the sealant or wrinkling of the paint to occur. It could also cause discoloration of the paint. Painting is not recommended until the sealant is fully cured, at least 7 to 14 days or longer depending on temperature, humidity condition, porosity of the materials in contact with the sealant, and how much sealant was used.

                by|Dec 11, 2022
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                  Q:Can I use it for repair cracks in stucco?
                  by|Jun 16, 2022
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                  A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant can be used in exterior applications on stucco as long as the stucco you are referring to does not have a polystyrene insulation foam base material underneath it. If it does the solvents in the sealant can attack the foam material.

                  by|Nov 27, 2022
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                    Q:can this be used indoors? I needed a brown caulk for the fireplace and this was all I could find.
                    by|Jun 16, 2022
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                    A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant is a solvent-based product and is not recommended for interior use in occupied living areas and should not be considered. Please refer to the label instructions and also the Technical Data Sheet found on-line at www.ositough.com

                    by|Sep 6, 2022
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                      Q:Can OSI Quad be put over itself or latex caulk after they have dried? Not sure if this is like Silicone which won't stick to itself.
                      by|Jun 15, 2022
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                      A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant will adhere to itself if the surface is clean and free of any foreign materials. However, in general, if recaulking is the project, removal of old sealant is industry best practice. OSI does not recommend caulking over existing sealants/caulking.

                      by|Apr 8, 2023
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                        Q:Can this be used over an Acrylic Urethane primer like Benjamin Moore INSL-X Stix? Can this primer be used over top of the sealant also? I see it says latex paint. Acrylic Urethane is water based but not sure if the urethane part would cause issue.
                        by|Jun 13, 2022
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                        A:  Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Advanced Formula Sealant is a solvent-based product with a longer curing time. It is not known if QUAD sealant is compatible with this type of primer for the intended use described. Painting over the sealant is not recommended unless the sealant is fully cured, keeping in mind sealants are typically more flexible than the paint film applied. In situations like this, you must test for compatibility before starting your project. It is also recommended that you consult the paint manufacturer as well in this case.

                        by|Jun 14, 2022