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Switch Ready-Mix Compound with Changes in Drying Conditions

Wednesday, 7 August 2019
By Edwin Zijderveld

With the change in season, stoppers often experience differences in the performance of ready-mix compounds.

For example, when going into winter ready-mix compounds become very easy to sand and leaves scratch marks. As the warmer summer weather arrives ready-mix compounds become too hard to sand and an easier to sand ready-mix compound may be more suitable.

Drying conditions change significantly throughout the year across most of New Zealand. As drying conditions change so do the sanding characteristics of ready-mix compounds. To optimise performance from ready-mix compounds, and in particular the sanding characteristics, a change in ready- mix compound is often needed to suit the different seasons and drying conditions.

To make changing ready-mix compounds easy, four GIB Trade Finish® versions are available with a graduation of sanding characteristics across these four versions.

For further information about sanding characteristics of ready-mix compounds go to the GIB® website (search “seasonal change”) or call the GIB® Helpline 0800 100 442.