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What is the difference between adhesive and mastic?
There is little difference except mastic means 'from plant origins'.
Asked in Home Improvement, Building and Carpentry
What is a roof mastic?
"Mastic" is a very old word for a tree sap gum. Today the word mastic is used for any gum-based adhesive, even if the adhesive has no actual gum. Roofing mastic is a sticky fiber cement used to repair fiberglas and asphalt shingle roofs. It is generally used for temporary repairs unless it will be totally protected from sun damage. You can get it at any good building supply store. I don't see the word "mastic" on the labels of many...
How do you prepare mastic?
Most mastic used nowadays needs little preparation. I use various kinds of tile mastic and usually just stir them well to make sure any liquids are totally mixed in and an even paste is acheived. ...
How can black asbestos mastic be removed from a old wood floor -adhesive removers dont work -chipping at it brings blisters to hands -desperate?
You would use a solvent to dissolve the mastic, which will make it easier to remove. There is a plethora of solvents available that are specifically for black mastic, including some that are environmentally safe. Type in "solvent for black asbestos mastic" in Google for a list of products. ...
What is Mastic Regulator?
A mastic regulator is a pressure controlling device that smooths out the flow of high viscosity fluids in a pressurized system. Generally used in the industrial application of sealants and other caulking. ...
Asked in Home Improvement
Best thinset to use for backsplash?
You do not want to use a mixing thinset for backsplash. you would want to use something a little stronger for walls, being a carpenter for 7 years i would use mastic tile adhesive. There are alot of advantages in using this product and the main reason is most of it is pre mixed. The mastic tile adhesive is an organically based mortar that is commonly used in the laying of ceramic tiles. This adhesive is made from the resin of the...
What is the hard black stuff on old floors that has to be chipped off and adhesive remover will not melt or penetrate?
It is called Mastic. It is the adhesive that used to be used for floor tiles. Warning: Most mastic contains asbestos ...
Asked in Home Improvement, Civil Engineering, Flooring
What is mastic flooring?
Flooring mastic asphalts are manufactured to achieve performance characteristics from light domestic use through to heavy industrial duty and can be a self finished flooring or an underlay for tiles, carpeting, etc. A mastic asphalt floor provides a hard wearing, durable surface which will resist the passage of dampness and which can be brought into service as soon as it has cooled to ambient temperature. The finish to mastic asphalt flooring is normally laid with a Matt or natural float finish. Red variants...
Asked in Flooring
What is the difference between mastic and thinset?
Mastic come pre mixed which thinset come in a bag that you have to mix with a mixer mastic is not good for your wet areas meaning showers or on the floor. Used mainly for back splashesr thinset is port base like cemet very strong used in wet areas outside for all types of tile installation ...
Asked in Flooring
When can you use mastic?
There are many different types and brands of mastic, so these are generalizations of it. Mastic is a form of tile setting material. Unlike thinset, it has a tacky quality and is meant to be used on wall tile not being put in a highmoisture area like a steam room or shower floor. Mastic should never be used with natural stone, tile larger then 8"x8" unless white clay 8"x10" or some variation of it. If you read the directions on the...