This Buzz Guide is updated every few months to reflect the current 2023 products.
The May Buzz Guide features products from a variety of brands in the construction industry, including selections from the following:
QuiksprayFireproofing Carrousel® Pump & U-Blend Mixer
The Fireproofing Carrousel® Pump, U-Blend™ Mixers are capable of spraying fireproofing, waterproofing, EIFS, artificial rock work, stucco; as well as, pumping epoxy grouts, heavily bodied materials, and re-grouting mortar joints and other commercial coatings. They are well-designed, simple to clean, and offering ease of operation with low or no maintenance.
Fry RegletDrywall Trim & Reveal Systems
Take on your drywall job with confidence and style. Drywall Profiles come in 55+ shapes and 200+ sizes.
Our factory-fabricated intersections and custom curving options streamline installs and ensure precision. Explore a wide selection of colors and finishes.
Get the look you want and the quality craftsmanship you need.
E-Z TapeFinish a Firewall with NO MUD!
Flame Fighter Fire Tape has an easy, clean, mudless application that can save you 60% over conventional taping methods. Flame Fighter can be applied to wood or steel construction. Tested and certified by Intertek, Flame Fighter is rated for a one hour or two hour walls.
DAP2 in 1 Wall & Ceiling Spray Texture
DAP has reinvented aerosol spray texture applications in function, formula, and finish with a new collection of orange peel, knockdown and popcorn textures that deliver consistent, fast-drying and professional results. DAP’s aerosol cans feature Aim Tech technology that offers a 60-degree adjustable nozzle angle to repair vertical and hard-to-reach areas.
ArmourTone FinishesAdvanced Drywall Finishing Solutions
Now manufactured in San Antonio, TX by FaçadesXi. Available in many more markets with shorter lead times. The most advanced drywall finishing products in decades. Abuse resistant, cost effective, acrylic finishes. Including Armourfill- high build, tintable, spray applied, level 5 surfacer, or textured finish. Ask about Armourfill Spray Plaster System.
VaproShieldMass Timber Moisture Protection
Mass timber is extremely susceptible to moisture intrusion which can lead to dimensional changes. VaproShield’s high drying capacity, breathable membranes offer a comprehensive moisture protection strategy; specified in Div. 1 or Div 6.
Plastic ComponentsCasing Bead w/ Moisture Seal
Plastic Components' Ultra Casing Bead eliminates steps in the building process. Its built-in RED SEAL improves water management in stucco and stone veneer applications. And makes inspections easier.
Available in four colors, this easy to handle, UV rated casing bead keeps moisture out and delivers consistent spacing around window/door frames.
KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, INC.Increase Jobsite Productivity
SENCO’s DURASPIN line of collated screwdrivers and attachments increase jobsite productivity, cutting drywall and metal framing installation time by 30%. With 130 different collated screws and 15 tool models, including integrated screwdrivers and attachments compatible with other popular brand screwdrivers, SENCO has the screw system to handle any job.
Trim TexButtboard: Easy, Flat Ceilings
Buttboard Drywall Backer — the OSB solution that’s helped tradespeople around the world save countless hours, and countless buckets of mud, when finishing butt joints — isn't just for your walls. You can use Buttboard on ceilings, too, for flatter finished butt joints in less time.