BASF MasterSeal NP1 Caulk polyurethane sealant, formerly Sonneborn NP 1, is a one-component, high performance, no-priming, gun-grade, elastomeric polyurethane sealant. It requires no mixing and typically requires no priming to bond too many materials, including concrete and masonry. This reputable polyurethane sealant is ready to use and requires no mixing which reduces labor cost. Joint movement capability is ±35% which allows for excellent flexibility for keeping moving joints tight. Gunning and tooling is easy which speeds up application while making neater joints. Questions? Contact Us.
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HOW TO APPLY
1.The product may be used in sealant joints designed in accordance with SWR Institute’s Sealants – The Professional’s Guide.
2.In optimal conditions, the depth of the sealant should be 1/2 the width of the joint. The sealant joint depth (measured at the center) should always fall between the maximum depth of 1/2″ and the minimum depth of 1/4″. Refer to Table 1.
3.In deep joints, the sealant depth must be controlled by closed cell backer rod or soft backer rod. Where the joint depth does not permit the use of backer rod, a bond breaker (polyethylene strip) must be used to prevent three-point bonding.
4.To maintain the recommended sealant depth, install backer rod by compressing and rolling it into the joint channel without stretching it lengthwise. Closed cell backer rod should be about 1⁄8″ (3 mm) larger in diameter than the width of the joint to allow for compression. Soft backer rod should be approximately 25% larger in diameter than the joint width. The sealant does not adhere to it, and no separate bond breaker is required. Do not prime or puncture the backer-rod.
Substrates must be structurally sound, fully cured, dry, and clean. Substrates should always be free of the following: dirt, loose particles, oil, grease, asphalt, tar, paint, wax, rust, waterproofing or curing and parting compounds, membrane materials and sealant residue.
CONCRETE, STONE AND OTHER MASONRY
Clean by grinding, sandblasting or wire brushing to expose a sound surface free of contamination and laitance.
New and weathered wood must be clean, dry and sound. Scrape away loose paint to bare wood. Any coatings on wood must be tested to verify adhesion of sealant or to determine an appropriate primer.
Remove scale, rust and loose coatings from metal to expose a bright white surface. Any coatings on metal must be tested to verify adhesion of sealant or to determine an appropriate primer.
1.MasterSeal NP1 Caulk is considered a non-priming sealant, but special circumstances or substrates may require a primer. It is the user’s responsibility to check the adhesion of the cured sealant on typical test joints at the project site before and during application. Refer to product data sheet on MasterSeal P 173 or MasterSeal P 176, and consult Technical Service for additional information.
2.For immersion applications, MasterSeal P 173 must be used.
3.For green concrete applications, MasterSeal P 173 must be used.
4.Apply primer full strength with a brush or clean cloth. A light, uniform coating is sufficient for most surfaces. Porous surfaces require more primer; however, do not over-apply.
5.Allow primer to dry before applying MasterSeal NP 1. Depending on temperature and humidity, primer will be tack-free in 15–120 minutes. Priming and sealing must be done on the same day.
1.MasterSeal NP1 comes ready to use. Apply using professional grade caulking gun. Do not open cartridges, ProPaks or pails until preparatory work has been completed.
2.Fill joints from the deepest point to the surface by holding an appropriately sized nozzle against the back of the joint.