Adhesive tubes for repairs?

Discussion in 'Carpet Sales and Installations' started by Barry Carlton, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    Man, I'm sorry!!! Yes I did say that backwards. Was having quite a day yesterday.
  2. RFI

    RFI Mr. Nefarious Senior Member

    Like EF stated, base adhesive works well. Go to HD and pick up a tube of the Roberts base adhesive then head over to the plumbing section and buy a foot or two of the clear vinyl tubing. Pick the correct size tubing that will fit over the nozzle. When ready to use cut the tip off, push the tubing on the nozzle and tape it on n well.

    The tubing makes it easier to back further into the bubble areas.
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  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I'd be leary to use cove base adhesive, does it not dry harder? It's more expensive quantity wise. Like the idea of the tube, there's the more rigid tube to keep straight underneath, depends on size bubble I guess. More than one of you have suggested cove base adhesive, I'd like to know some of the characteristics of the adhesive like strength, flex, etc.
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Strength........try and rip a piece of base off the wall, if rolled well you will rip the drywall!
    Flex.......the white latex is just thicker latex than regular carpet adhesive, remember you need to roll it thin for the repair.
    Longevity.....I repaired a seam in our church with base adhesive, looked the other day and it is still perfect, 5 years later.
  5. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    I pull off miles and miles of cove base so there's no mystery to me as it characteristics.
  6. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I've pulled some off, so it sticks to painted drywall just fine, also the semi impermeable base. Some cove base adhesive is junk, like a chapco I've used is watery, a Taylor brand was very nice working with, kind of an acrylic, stays sticky.

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