2 years from date of manufacture if the lid is sealed properly.
Yes. Always make sure that your paint is compatible with the Epoxy. This is normally done by contacting the paint manufacture.
Maximum temperature is 250°F.
This warning is listed because the Plumbers Putty contains small traces of Quartz; however the Quartz is inextricably bound and cannot come out of the product, so as a result it is not harmful.
No. Plumber?s Putty will have an adverse effect on the ABS material and cause weakness which will lead to product failure.
Once Epoxy Putty cures it can only be removed mechanically (i.e. grinder, drill).
Yes. You must prep the surface first. This means that all finishes must be removed and the surface roughed up to allow the Epoxy Putty a good surface for bonding.
Yes. Epoxy Putty can be drilled, tapped and machined while maintaining its integrity.
Once out of the container and used as a bedding compound for strainers, faucets and tub waste and overflows, the putty will remain pliable when it is not exposed to air. If the putty is exposed to air for an extended period of time, it will harden and become brittle.
Any Plumber?s Putty which falls into the drain in small quantities will dissolve and flow through the drain without incident.
Stain-Free Putty is an oil-free non-staining putty that performs the same as other putties be can be used safely without staining the following materials; Granite, Marble, Quartz, Sandstone, Corian®, or any natural, porous surfaces.
No. Once the putty has dried there is nothing that can be added to regenerate the putty without affecting the quality of the product.
Oatey does not have any proven method for removing these stains and recommend you contact your installer or supplier for their recommendations relating to the material in question.
No. Plumber?s Putty is not designed to take the place of caulk and doesn?t have any insulating values to control temperature changes.
No. Plumber?s Putty is not designed to support any weight distribution associated with the base of the toilet setting on the floor. The integrity of the putty can also be compromised by cleaners and urine that it may come in contact with on the floor of bathroom. Plumber?s Putty does not have any adhesion valve like caulk, which is used to help secure the toilet bowl to the floor. The putty will dry out when exposed to air and no longer fill the voids between the floor and bowl. The putty may also stain finished floor surfaces.
No. Plumber?s Putties could have an adverse effect on the Acrylic finish similar to the same effect on ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) materials. You should only use 100% silicone for this application.