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Apply Paint Just 40 Minutes After Caulking

BALTIMORE (March 23, 2007) – Now, when everything seems to be moving at a faster pace, paint projects can speed up too. DAP introduces ALEX® Fast Dry™ Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone. It delivers the quick paintability desired by professional painters, builders and remodelers, and shortens the time required for the do-it-yourselfer's weekend painting project.

Normal latex caulks take two hours or more to dry. If you paint before that time, you risk hairline cracks in the paint. But in just 40 minutes* ALEX® Fast Dry™ forms a tough outer skin that is dry enough to paint with latex or oil-based paints, cutting standard waiting times by 80 minutes – all without compromising the quality of the paint finish.

Tack free in just 15 minutes, ALEX® Fast Dry™ is formulated with silicone additives to form a resilient seal designed to prevent air and moisture from passing through cracks and joints, plus it features excellent flexibility to handle expansion and contraction without adhesion failures.

"ALEX® Fast Dry™ combines superior quality and durability with the convenience of an accelerated dry time, said David Fuller, vice president of marketing for DAP. "This benefit is ideal for painters, remodelers, builders and DIYers that want to continue a paint project quickly following a caulking job.

ALEX® Fast Dry™ is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications on windows, doors, molding, siding, trim and baseboards, and it cleans easily with water. It adheres to many surfaces, including wood, metal, plaster, brick, drywall, glass, painted surfaces and most common building materials. It is mold and mildew resistant when cured.

To find a location where ALEX® Fast Dry™ is available, please visit the Where to Buy section of the DAP website.

About DAP Inc.

DAP markets reliable, long-lasting products for contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, DAP is a leading marketer of caulks, sealants, adhesives, insulating foam, spackling, glazing, and other general patch and repair products. For more information about our products visit our website at DAP Inc. also sponsors the DAP Help Line, a seven-day-a-week consumer hotline, 1-888-DAP-TIPS (1-888-327-8477).

*Allow additional dry time in high humidity or cool temperatures.

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