The February 2019 Toolbox features handy selections for contractors from Dan-O-Tools, TYPAR, and more.
The 3- and 6-inch Mini Mixing paddle for drywall mud, paint, or cement is a great new tool. Drywall installers and painters enjoy having one tool that can be used in any type of gun for fast mixing and stirring. The product is the only mixing paddle that can be used in all drills, and guns due to its hex head shaft with a chamfered ball groove. The tool features a built-in paint can opener built right into the shaft. This makes it a multi-use tool that keeps the tool bag light. The paddles have a durable nylon coating that cleans up easily. For more information, visit dan-O-tools.com.
Adhesive Tape for the Building Envelope
Parksite is offering DuPont FlexWrap EZ, which has been added to the full line of 100 percent butyl-backed DuPont Flashing Systems that help to create an air and water tight protective envelope. The product is a flexible and versatile self-adhered flashing tape designed to seal around small exterior penetrations of all different shapes and sizes. It is ideal for flashing around the many smaller electrical, HVAC, and plumbing penetrations as a fast and easy solution to help improve energy efficiency and the durability of a wall system. For more information, visit FlexWrapEZ.dupont.com.
Custom Image Perforation for Ceilings
Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
MetalWorks Create! Custom Perforations transform images onto metal panels, offering a unique visual with acoustical performance. The panels are available in standard Whitelume, Silverlume, and Gun Metal colors. The ceiling and wall panels are also available in custom panel sizes and colors. When equipped with fiberglass infill panels, the custom-perforated panels can achieve a NRC of up to 0.90, blending art and acoustics to meet project needs. For more information, visit armstrongceilings.com/metalworkscreate.
The latest addition to the company’s Weather Protection System, TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps through the added efficiency of an integrated drainage plane. The science behind product is a layer of multi-directional polypropylene fibers that diverts bulk water from exterior wall cavities and drains it away from the assembly, preventing the potential damage caused by mold and rot. As part of the Weather Protection System, the drainable wrap is covered by an industry-leading lifetime-limited warranty that includes both materials and labor. For more information, visit typar.com.