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Timber Crack Repair Kit

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Our Timber Crack Repair Kit offers all of the components required to create a permanent repair to cracks in timber or joints in timber frames, at a discount. Smiths CPES will prime to both timber and hard surfaces such as render. As such this kit is ideal if you have gaps between render infill panels and the frame in a timber framed property.

Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer - CPES

Clear

Backer Rod (10m pack)

Clear

3M 5200 Adhesive Sealant – optional

Clear

Stixall Adhesive Sealant – optional

Clear
Categories: Timber, Concrete

Description

Our Timber Crack Repair Kit offers all of the components required to create a permanent repair to cracks in timber or joints in timber frames, at a discount. Smiths CPES will prime to both timber and hard surfaces such as render. As such this kit is ideal if you have gaps between render infill panels and the frame in a timber framed property.

The timber crack repair kit contains a 950ml pack of Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) one or more tubes of either 3M 5200 Slow Cure Sealant  or  Everbuild Stixall with one or more packs of Backer Rod and it is sold at a discounted price.

For full instructions on how to affect a permanent timber crack repair, see here.

Timber Crack Repair Kit Coverage

There is no such thing as a standard crack, however the 0.95 litre tins of Smiths CPES is likely to contain enough to treat several hundred metres of crack if the timber is sound. If the timber is badly decayed it may absorb significant amounts, but please, always apply as much as the wood will absorb when performing a timber crack repair.

Since a standard caulking cartridge will fill a volume of crack of just under 300ml without waste, this will not last for as long as the Smiths CPES. You can buy as many additional tubes of 3M 5200 and Backer Rod to repair further cracks and use your remaining Smiths CPES. Remaining Smiths CPES can also be used to harden rotten timber, to cure rot and to make paint stick thoroughly to new or old timber. Click here to see all of the things you can do with any remaining Smiths CPES.

We recommend the mixed size of Backer Rod with this kit, as timber cracks are often of varying thickness. That option contains 5m of 10mm and 5m of 15mm Backer Rod, but can be swapped for one of the other alternatives if required. Use it to fill the void between the two sides, whilst leaving space on top for the 3M 5200 or Stixall to adhere to the crack sides. If you need more, we sell backer rod separately. it is much cheaper than 3M 5200, which it is displacing of course.

Assuming that your crack is parallel, and that with the Backer Rod in it that it is then as deep as it is wide, the following table will estimate coverage of a single tube of sealant:

Crack depth (cm)Crack Width (cm)Approx Crack Length (m)
0.250.2548.0
0.50.512.0
0.750.755.3
113.0
1.51.51.3

Options

Choose Cool if the CPES will be used in the UK, as it works down to -2 degrees centigrade. If temperatures are regularly above 25 degrees centigrade, then choose Warm, which is also fine for an English summer.

Slow Cure 5200 is tack free in 48 hours, Stixall much faster.

Sealant Comparison

We offer the following comparison of the attributes of the various sealants.

  • Cost: Stixall is far cheaper than 5200
  • Colours: Stixall is available in White, Black and Clear. Colour may be specified during ordering. We only stock 5200 in White.
  • Paintability: Both sealants can be overpainted
  • Sandability: 5200 can be sanded once cured, Stixall does not sand well when set (although this is offset by it’s easier tooling before cure)
  • Flexibility: 3M 5200 has greater flexibility than Stixall, This means less force to accommodate a given amount of movement. Allow a thicker groove for Stixall to accommodate movement in the crack
  • Ease of Tooling: Stixall is easier to tool than 5200
  • UV Resistance: Stixall appears to suffer less yellowing with exposure to high UV than 5200
  • Sag: Stixall is thicker than 5200, making it less likely to sag during application on large cracks.
  • Durability: We have no valid comparison data for ultimate durability of these products. 5200 has a very long history as a world class marine sealant, Stixall comes with a manufacturer 40 year warranty, although the terms associated with this are unclear. See manufacturers sites for further information.

Professional Users

MSDS can be downloaded from:

Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer

3m5200 MSDS

Everbuild Stixall Extreme Power SDS

 

Additional information

Temperature

Cold, Warm

Diameter

10mm, 15mm, Mixed (half 10 and half 15)

Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer - CPES

Temperature

Cold, Warm

Size

0.95 Litre – 2 US Pint

Backer Rod (10m pack)

Diameter

10mm, 15mm, Mixed (half 10 and half 15)

3M 5200 Adhesive Sealant

Colour

White

Stixall Adhesive Sealant

Colour

White, Black, Clear

MSDS

MakeWoodGood Timber Crack Repair Kit

Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) MSDS

Cold Weather Formula

CPES CW A SDS

CPES CW B SDS

Warm Weather Formula

CPES WW A SDS

CPES WW B SDS

Sealants

3M 5200 MSDS

Everbuild Stixall Extreme Power SDS

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