DAP Products Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of caulks, sealants, foam, adhesives, and repair products with a history of first-to-market innovations with trusted, quality, reliable and long-lasting products for professional contractors, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers.
OUR ORIGINS IN THE USA
Founded in 1865 in the USA, DAP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of caulks, sealants, foam, adhesives, and patch and repair products with a history of first-to-market innovations. For over 155 years, DAP has provided professional contractors, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers with trusted, quality, reliable, and long-lasting products.
DAP traces its roots back to 1865, when Robert H. Dicks and Elmer Wiggim began producing sealing wax for food-canning out of Dicks’ garage in Dayton. In 1906, Dicks bought out Wiggim and partnered with George Pontius, and by 1913 incorporated their partnership as the Dicks-Pontius Company, They also expanded to include putty and caulk manufacturing in bulk form.
1865 - 1913
REVOLUTIONDuring the 1950’s, the company grew through several acquisitions, including a merger with the Chicago-based Armstrong Company in 1957. Dicks-Pontius Company became Dicks-Armstrong-Pontius, which was eventually shortened to the brand name DAP.
DAP continued to revolutionise home repair market by marketing caulks and sealants in disposable cartridges, and by 1964 the company pioneered the development of latex caulking compounds.
1914 - 1965
INNOVATIONDAP is the first to introduce Acrylic Latex Caulk, and later is first to market in 1980 with Siliconized Latex Caulk which quickly became a preferred caulk for a wide variety of interior and exterior surfaces.
EXPANSIONDap continues to expand its range with Weldwood in 1983 and Plastic wood in 1990, Paintable advanced acrylic latex is also launched during this time with DAP-230-grade Silicon.
Dap launches a range of products that focus on ease of use, from First to Market Latext insulating Foam, to DryDex® dry time indicator spackling, Which becomes America’s Number one selling spackling compound.
A PRODUCT FOR EVERY SURFACEDap launches a range of new products from Fire stopping sealants to SmartBond® Construction adhesives.
Alex Flex™Alex Flex™ Premium Molding & Trim Acrylic Latex Sealant hit the market and was specifically formulated for use on molding & trim applications. It delivers maximum adhesion and flexibility for a crack proof seal.
KWIK SEAL ULTRA®Kwik Seal Ultra® Premium Siliconized Kitchen and Bath Sealant is engineered with ground-breaking sealant technology that repels water, liquids, soap scum, stains and dirt so the sealant is easy to clean and stays looking fresh and new. It is ready for water exposure in just four hours, applies smoothly, cleans up easily with soap and water and is low in odor. DAP Kwik Seal Ultra® stays mold and mildew free for the life of the sealant and is backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Alex Plus® & Alex Flex®DAP expanded its popular Alex® brand with two new spackling solutions. Alex Plus® and Alex Flex® Spackling provide unsurpassed performance for filling holes and cracks on surfaces throughout the home with exceptional durability. Repaired areas won’t sink or shrink and can be easily sanded and painted.
ECLIPSE RAPID WALL PATCHDeveloped to quickly and effectively fix the most common drywall damage faced by professionals and DIYers, Four times stronger than drywall itself, DAP Eclipse offers a permanent, long-lasting repair that won’t peel or lose adhesion over time.
FAST DRY PREMIUM SPACKLINGDAP Fast Dry Premium Spackling launches as a professional-grade spackling compound uniquely formulated to provide strength and durability like traditional heavyweight spackling, but also dries fast and can be painted in as little as 15 minutes. The ready-to-use formula spreads easily and won’t sink, shrink or crack, filling even the largest of drywall repairs in one coat.
ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA
DAP arrives into the Australian market with it’s with trusted, quality, reliable, and long-lasting products.