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Stopgap Micro Rapid

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. has launched Stopgap Micro Rapid, a new ultra-smooth, flexible, rapid-drying floor finishing compound for creating a flawlessly smooth subfloor finish.

Stopgap Micro Rapid can be applied to a seamless feathered edge to fill indentations formed by screws used to secure plywood and hardboard sheets as well as the gaps at joints between the panels. It can also be used to repair minor surface defects in a wide range of other absorbent surfaces, including sand/cement and calcium sulphate screeds. It is ideal for use where an ultra-smooth surface is required to prevent imperfections affecting the finished appearance of new floorcoverings.

The latest addition to F. Ball’s range of floor finishing and repair compounds utilises the same advanced cement technology as the company’s fast-track levelling compounds. It is walk-on hard and ready to receive new floorcoverings from just 20 minutes after application, and priming is not required prior to use, making it perfect for use when working to tight time constraints and deadlines. 

Stopgap Micro Rapid is a water-mix product, supplied as a pre-blended dry powder, protein-free, making it suitable for use in biologically sensitive areas, and its beige colour allows for easier marking out.

The product is available in 8kg eco pouches, which are 100% recyclable, easy-to-handle, convenient to use and designed to provide extended product shelf life. The pouches can be easily resealed and transported, allowing contractors to use as much of the product as needed and keep the rest to hand until required.

Commenting on the launch of Stopgap Micro Rapid, F. Ball Sales Director Darren Kenyon said: “We are delighted to be able to utilise cutting-edge technical knowledge to provide flooring contractors with a floor finishing compound that we believe is superior to anything that they’ve used before. We invite them to try Stopgap Micro Rapid and see for themselves.” 

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