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Cans of SMARTBOND™ per Linear Foot

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28 oz. Cartridges of Adhesive 10 oz. Cartridges of Adhesive 10 oz. Cartridges of Adhesive

20 oz. Cans of DAP® SMARTBOND™ 12 oz. Cans of DAP® SMARTBOND™ 12 oz. Cans of DAP® SMARTBOND™

* As compared to the recommended 3/8" bead of traditional adhesive. As compared to the recommended 1/4" bead of traditional adhesive. As compared to the recommended 1/4" bead of traditional adhesive.
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See WHY DAP® SMARTBOND™ is the SMART CHOICE for your next subfloor project.

Benefits
The SMARTBOND Family

SMARTBOND™ HELPS YOU WORK SMARTER

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PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR JOB

DAP® SMARTBOND™ High Yield Subfloor Adhesive is available in two different job-site solutions designed with the professional in mind.

The SMARTBOND™ Pro-Grade Applicator Gun offers faster application, precise bead control and maximum adhesive yield. Use our DAP® SMARTBOND™ Cleaner to keep the gun free of excess adhesive.

The easy-to-use SMARTBOND™ Straw-Grade aerosol canister offers
all-in-one convenience and a tab to seal the straw between uses.

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GO 8X FURTHER

Just one 20 oz. can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ Subfloor adhesive delivers about 400 linear feet at 1/2” bead compared to one 28 oz. cartridge of construction adhesive which only yields 38 linear feet at the recommended 3/8” bead.

With 8X the adhesive coverage in one can, that’s less weight to carry around on the job & less to truck from site to site.

Just one 12 oz can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ Heavy Duty adhesive delivers about 240 linear feet at 1/2” bead compared to one 10 oz cartridge of construction adhesive which only yields 30 linear feet at a 1/4” bead.

With 8X the adhesive coverage in one can, that’s less weight to carry around on the job & less to truck from site to site.

Just one 10 oz. can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ Landscape adhesive delivers about 240 linear feet at 1/2” bead compared to one 10 oz. cartridge of construction adhesive which only yields 30 linear feet at a 1/4" bead.

With 8X the adhesive coverage in one can, that’s less weight to carry around on the job & less to truck from site to site.

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GO FASTER

DAP® SMARTBOND™ can be applied up to 25% FASTER than a 10 oz. cartridge adhesive.

It only takes about 20 SECONDS to start using a new can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ compared to MORE THAN TWO MINUTES to change a traditional 28 oz. cartridge adhesive.

Less gunning, less change-out, and less fatigue with DAP® SMARTBOND™.

DAP® SMARTBOND™ can be applied up to 25% FASTER than a 10 oz. cartridge adhesive.

It only takes about 20 SECONDS to start using a new can of SMARTBOND™ compared to MORE THAN TWO MINUTES to change a traditional 10 oz. cartridge adhesive.

SMARTBOND™ gets your job done faster, letting you move on to the next job quicker.

DAP® SMARTBOND™ can be applied up to 25% FASTER than a 10 oz. cartridge adhesive.

It only takes about 20 SECONDS to start using a new can of SMARTBOND™ compared to MORE THAN TWO MINUTES to change out a traditional 10 oz. cartridge adhesive.

Easier to use than regular cartridge adhesives and speeds up laying blockwork and stone.

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GO STRONGER

DAP® SMARTBOND™ high-strength polyurethane adhesive brings heavy-duty strength and reliability to your job.

This unique dynamic formula applies as a foam and then transforms to an adhesive gel for fast cure and a high strength permanent bond to dimensional and treated lumber, plywood, OSB and high performance enhanced OSB.

Exceeds ASTM D-3498 shear strength tests for wet, frozen and dry lumber.

DAP® SMARTBOND™ is a high-strength polyurethane adhesive that brings heavy-duty strength and reliability to your job.

Its unique dynamic formula applies as a foam and then transforms to an adhesive gel.

SMARTBOND™ cures fast and develops an incredibly strong, durable, and permanent bond to wood, plywood, drywall, foam, concrete, brick, stone, steel, aluminum, PVC, fiberglass, painted surfaces and composite materials.

DAP® SMARTBOND™ applies as a foam and then transforms to an adhesive gel.

SMARTBOND™ cures fast and develops an incredibly strong, permanent bond to all common hardscape materials, including landscape blocks, brick, natural and synthetic stone, wood, treated wood, and concrete.

SMARTBOND™ Landscape adhesive is the perfect choice for installing retaining or garden walls and around water features to achieve permanent structural strength and reliability.

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FAQs

Does one can of DAP® SmartBond™ Construction Adhesive really give you 8X more coverage than traditional adhesives?

Yes. It's not just us saying it. DAP® used an accredited third-party product testing lab, the NAHB Research Center (now named Home Innovation Research Labs) to test the coverage of DAP® SmartBond. One 20 oz. can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ Subfloor Adhesive (straw or gun-grade) equals the coverage of eight 28 oz. subfloor cartridge construction adhesives. One 12 oz. can of DAP® SMARTBOND™ Heavy Duty or Landscape Adhesive equals the coverage of eight 10 oz. cartridges of construction adhesive.

How does DAP® SmartBond™ Construction Adhesive make my job go faster?

The NAHB Research Center (Home Innovation Research Labs) verified through an intensive time and motion study of subfloor application that it takes about two minutes to swap out a fresh cartridge of construction adhesive, cut the nozzle, pierce the seal, pre-pump the gun and get back to work. With DAP® SMARTBOND™, getting back to work only takes about 20 seconds. A typical 2,400 sq. ft. new house will use up to 50 cartridges of traditional adhesive. That's almost two hours spent swapping tubes compared to less than one minute with five cans of SMARTBOND™ on the same size house.

Why does DAP® SmartBond™ "collapse" as it is sprayed?

DAP® SMARTBOND™ is a moisture cure polyurethane adhesive. To cure, it draws water from the air. When applied as a foam, there's a huge amount of surface area to quickly pull in moisture. Then, DAP® SMARTBOND™ is engineered to transform and "collapse." Unlike other foam adhesives, the unique collapsing action of DAP® SMARTBOND™ quickly turns the foam into a thick, viscous gel that doesn't blow away in a stiff wind or from the turbulence of a plywood panel being dropped on top of it.

How does DAP® SmartBond™ work compared to traditional construction adhesives?

While all construction adhesives generally perform the job which they are labeled for, DAP® SMARTBOND™ is the fastest, easiest and highest yielding product you can use. Some adhesives don't develop their full strength for up to a week, while SMARTBOND™ gains structural strength in about an hour and is fully cured in just 24 hours. Especially on big jobs, getting 8X the coverage with SMARTBOND™ is a huge benefit to getting the job done faster, easier and more efficiently saving you time and money.

Other construction adhesives use a caulk gun applicator for a paste-like adhesive that, depending on the formula, cures through water evaporation, solvent-release or by pulling moisture from the air. DAP® SMARTBOND™ is a dynamic polyurethane adhesive that dispenses easily from an aerosol can as a foam and transforms by collapsing into a high-strength, fast-curing viscous gel. The foam lets you see exactly where you applied it and allows you to be sure you used the ideal amount of adhesive. Also, the foam allows it to cure faster and more evenly, thereby developing fast strength.

In what temperature range can DAP® SmartBond™ be used?

While we recommend the cans be stored above 60°F, DAP® SMARTBOND™ will still gun out in temperatures as cold as 23°F. On those hot days, you can use it up to 105°F.

In what types of weather conditions can DAP® SmartBond™ Construction Adhesives be used?

DAP® SMARTBOND™ Construction Adhesives can be applied in cold and freezing conditions and in temperatures ranging from 23°F to 105°F. They can be used for both interior and exterior applications. While we do recommend that surfaces be dry and free of dirt for best results, DAP® SMARTBOND™ can be applied to damp surfaces that are free from standing water and frost.

Can DAP® SmartBond™ be used for vertical applications?

DAP® SMARTBOND™ will adhere to vertical surfaces, but due to the unique collapsing foam action, gravity may cause DAP® SMARTBOND™ to slump. On smaller application like a backsplash, trim or baseboards, DAP® SMARTBOND™ should work just fine. Some bracing or fastener use may be required. On a larger application like a panel or drywall sheets, we recommend using DAP® Beats the Nail® Construction Adhesives.

How do I clean up DAP® SmartBond™ Adhesives?

DAP® SMARTBOND™ is a polyurethane adhesive. While polyurethane is very strong and durable, it is also sticky while curing. Acetone or other solvents can be used for cleanup. Once DAP® SMARTBOND™ adhesive is cured, it must be mechanically removed and cannot be removed from clothing. DO NOT use acetone or other solvents to remove product from skin. For skin contact, first wipe off excess uncured adhesive off with a paper towel immediately. Then wash remaining uncured foam immediately with soap and water. Any remaining uncured residue can be removed with petroleum jelly or baby oil. For cured adhesive, soak in warm soapy water, and then apply petroleum jelly. Cured product will wear off in time.

Is DAP® SmartBond™ re-usable?

Yes it is, for up to 30 days when properly stored as directed. To save unused straw-grade DAP® SMARTBOND™ products for future use, simply insert the safety tab pin into the end of the straw when you're done using it, and the can is reusable for up to 30 days.