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No mixing required to fill, level or patch cracks and holes

BALTIMORE (May, 2007) – DAP is eliminating the two major hassles of patch and repair jobs - mess and mixing - with the introduction of the new DAP® Presto Patch® Ready-Mixed Multi-Purpose Patching Compound. This high-performance patching compound joins the market of ready-mixed products that reduces the time spent on projects for both professionals and DIYers.

The easy-to-use, polymer-fortified compound is formulated to fill, level or patch cracks and holes in a multitude of interior and exterior surfaces, including concrete, plaster, masonry, wallboard, wood and stucco. With its smooth working consistency, users can apply Presto Patch® immediately without mixing and it sets in just 30 to 60 minutes. It also dries quickly with minimal shrinkage and, once dry, can be filed, drilled, nailed, painted and easily sanded.

It comes in both a one-gallon pail and an easy-to-use two-gallon square container. The two-gallon square container is equivalent to a 25 lb bag of dry powder patching compound. The wide square opening makes work a breeze. The easy reach means no messy clothes and no wasted product. You can work directly out of the container as it easily accommodates a 6-inch putty knife unlike standard round containers. This allows users to scrape out virtually all of the patching compound. The heavy-duty container is stackable for easy storage, and resealable with a secure lid, keeping it fresh and ready for future use.

"Market research confirms that both Pros and DIYers overwhelmingly prefer to use ready-mixed products over cumbersome dry powders when completing a patching project," said David Fuller, DAP’s Vice President of Marketing.

"Our new Presto Patch® meets this demand by eliminating the mixing process, which means convenience and time savings for the consumer."

To find a location where DAP® Presto Patch® 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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