Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Form-A-Tread adhere to?

    All common building materials like concrete, masonry, wood, glass, ceramic tile, stone, fiberglass and metal. Form-A-Tread will also adhere to most rigid plastics but should be tested prior to application. Form-A-Tread will not adhere to polyethylene and polypropylene. For best results, ensure surface is clean, sound and dry before application.

  • What can I do if Form-A-Tread is too difficult to dispense?

    Condition cartridge by warming to at least 75°F. Use a hi-strength caulking gun with a 26:1 thrust ratio.

  • When can I walk or drive on Form-A-Tread after application?

    Wait at least 24 hours for full cure. In hot climates the time is reduced. In cold climates the time for full cure is extended. Always check before opening area to traffic.

  • Can Form-A-Tread be used for indoor and outdoor applications?

    Yes, it has excellent UV resistance and holds up to weather extremes.

  • Can Form-A-Tread be applied to a damp surface?

    Yes, but adhesive strength may be reduced.

  • Can Form-A-Tread be applied to a sloping or vertical surface?

    It has a thick, no drip consistency so can be applied to sloping surfaces. On vertical surfaces it can be applied up to 1/16” (3mm) thick.

  • Can Form-A-Tread withstand vehicle traffic?

    Yes, Form-A-Tread has excellent durability and abrasion resistance.

  • What is the best way to remove Form-A-Tread?

    Before full cure use a sharp metal scraper. After full cure (24 hours) us a hammer and chisel.

  • Can Form-A-Tread be used around pools and other areas exposed to moisture, chlorinated water and sunlight?

    Yes, it has excellent chemical, moisture and UV resistance.

  • For cold weather use, what is the minimum application temperature?

    A minimum ambient temperature of 60°F (16°C) is recommended for best results; condition the cartridge to 75°F (24°C) for easiest dispensing and predictable curing (see Technical Data Sheet). Form-A-Tread can be used when ambient temperature is below 60°F (16°C) but the Working, Tack Free and Full Cure Times will be increased. To offset the effects of colder temperatures the cartridge can be warmed to above 75°F (24°C). Never warm cartridge to more than 100°F (38°C). NOTE: Increasing temperature of Form-A-Tread will speed up cure rate (reduce Working Time). Do not apply Form-A-Tread when ambient temperature is below 45°F (7°C).

  • For hot weather use, what is the maximum application temperature?

    A maximum ambient temperature of 90°F (32°C) is recommended for best results. In direct sunlight surface temperature can be above 90°F (32°C) even if ambient temperature is below this level.   Higher ambient and surface temperature will speed up cure rate (reduce Working Time).   Do not apply Form-A-Tread if ambient or surface temperature is above 90°F (32°C).