Plattsburgh, NY. January 2022— Any tile installer knows that not all substrates are created equally, and some varieties can pose adhesion challenges for thin-set mortars. These substrates would benefit from enhanced bond strength to ensure a fault-free installation, which is best achieved by using a primer.
Schluter is now launching a brand new ready-to-use universal primer to enhance adhesion of mortars to hard-to-bond surfaces. Schluter®-PRIMER-U is ideal for
use in interior applications where increased bond strength is needed. A water-based, solvent-free acrylic formulation, PRIMER-U is low odor and zero VOC, and
is freeze/thaw stable facilitating shipping and storage.
Now with PRIMER-U, thin-sets, and membranes, installers have a complete system solution from Schluter. PRIMER-U will allow tile installers to get a single source warranty for their tile installation systems, with guaranteed product compatibility.
PRIMER-U is ideal over various porous and non-porous substrates, such as gypsum underlayment, existing tile, plywood or OSB, raised access panels and metal, and many more. PRIMER-U is easily applied in a single coat using a 3/8” nap roller, a wide nylon bristle brush, or even a garden sprayer. Application is the same regardless of the substrate, and it dries in as little as 15 minutes.
Since PRIMER-U is a water-based solution, simply clean any tools or spills with water while the primer is still wet. PRIMER-U is available in 1-gallon and 5-gallon buckets.
Schluter®-Systems products are specifically designed for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. The company’s product line includes over 6,000 items, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, shower systems, and thin-set mortar. Schluter-Systems is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visually appealing results. For more information, visit www.schluter.com.