Fortifiber launches Fortifiber Primer in 4.75-gallon buckets

To increase jobsite efficiency, Fortifiber Building Products Group has launched Fortifiber Primer in 4.75 gallon buckets.

Fortifiber Primer, a polymer emulsion-based primer specially formulated to be compatible with all Fortifiber products, is now available in a larger size. The primer improves irregular and cold surfaces for superior flashing adhesion. It works with a variety of surface types, including masonry, concrete, non-treated wood, drywall, metal and fiberglass mat gypsum board (DensGlass). Easily applied by brush, roller, or spray equipment, it is specially formulated to provide tenacious grip on vertical surfaces. It quickly sets to a highly tacky film that improves adherence of self-adhesive flashing membranes. Fortifiber Primer is water-based, so there are no harsh solvents. It is non-flammable while wet and has low VOC content. Fortifiber Primer can be applied at temperatures as low as 25°. It integrates with the complete Fortifiber weather-resistive system that protects homes and buildings from moisture intrusion problems.

“The use of our primer provides additional tackiness to ensure secure adhesion on irregular surfaces,” according to Chris Yount, president of Fortifiber. “It also improves jobsite efficiency and enables the installation of standard flashings even at lower temperatures.” He also notes that primer is easily applied. “Once it tacks up, you can go about the business of applying the flashing, confident that it will stick for the long haul.”

The new larger size is more economical than smaller sizes, and is more efficient for larger jobsites. Fortifiber Primer is available through distributors nationwide.

Fortifiber Building Systems Group has earned a solid reputation for technical expertise, practical know-how and responsiveness to the needs of the building industry. The company provides Moisture Control Systems that help protect builders and owners from moisture-related problems that can damage residential and commercial buildings. Over its 76-year history, the company has become a trusted partner to builders and architects in the effort to prevent moisture-related building problems, and a valued advisor to local building code officials.

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