Insta Stik Expanding Foam Grab Adhesive 750ml
Instastik Expanding Foam
To be honest i was a bit dubious about this to put up plasterboards, ive been used to dotting and dabbing. I bought 4 tins and went for it in my hall stairs and landing and what can i say its great, been plastered now 5 months and no sign of any movement or cracking on the joints on the boards. Also used it for filling a void where i wanted to hang a radiator, drilled the hole filled with this popped in a rawl plug and let it go off, screw in solid as a rock. Its a bit pricey but cant fault the stuff :-)
10 Apr 2015
So far so good
Thought I'd try this as after trying to mount a curtain rail on plasterboard and normal plasterboard raw plugs wouldn't work due to the weight of the curtains.
Holes drilled, this stuff squirted in, raw plugs in then left to set for 20 minutes and the curtain rail and curtains put up.
Has held very well and none of the raw plugs moved at all.
Haven't used to attach plasterboard yet but will be doing in the next room given how well it's held.
Not cheap though which is the only downside.
Seems very solid so far and will be using again.
30 Mar 2015
DO NOT BUY
This is an appalling product. The original Pink Grip foam is excellent for fixing plasterboard, but this stuff is awful. It continues to expand for a long time, pushing the board out of line. I had to rip one board off the wall and start again - it was still expanding the next day, as the foam still hadn't cured after 12 hours. Not fit for purpose, should be removed from the market immediately.
9 Feb 2015
Best in class
Make sure you shake the can well or you will end up with a goo that neither expands or sticks. Buy a spray cleaner as well. This doubles as an aerosol to spray the gun bits with goo on when you take the canister off and screws in to clean the innards. Had my gun for 5+ years now. This stuff is fantastic. Used for loads of things from plasterboard to 4 by 2's for starting an internal wall. Holds it rock solid before fixing with frame fixers. Great if you are working on your own. Highly recommended. A bit expensive at Screwfix though.
2 Dec 2014