We currently sell InstaTrim products from our website to the USA, Canada and the UK. We will continue to monitor demand in other regions as we expand.
Other caulk strips currently on the market receive negative reviews saying they come loose almost immediately and look “cheap”. We have designed InstaTrim products to look and function similarly to a bead of caulk, leaving your project clean and professional. With our Patented “wing” design and a proprietary high performance adhesive, InstaTrim products will conform and seal to almost any application surface including ceramic tile, laminate, solid surfaces, wood, metal and much more. However, InstaTrim Products and other caulk strips will not adhere to silicone.
Most likely, there is old silicone caulk or residue from silicone already on the surface. Silicone is unique in that no other adhesive will stick to it, that’s why it is very important that all silicone be removed 100% for successful adhesion of InstaTrim products. The good news is, that silicone and silicone residue can be removed with a few additional steps.
Remove as much as you can with a razor blade.Apply a silicone remover product to help dissolve the old silicone. We have had success with Mckanica Products, WD40 and acetone. It will also help to scrub with a “scrungy” for effective removal.Wipe the surface vigorously with acetone and a lint-free cloth. Please make sure to properly vent the room, as some of these products have toxic fumes.
Silicone caulk is a “rubbery” textured product with unique characteristics not common to any other material. If InstaTrim products don’t stick to it, it is most likely, silicone.
InstaTrim products use a high performance adhesive that will conform to the irregularities on the application surface. The adhesive combined with our patented flexible wings will provide two layers of protection against water or debris getting behind the caulk strip. In addition, we use a high grade PVC that will not grow mold or mildew.
InstaTrim products will cover gaps up to approximately 1/4” wide. It is important that at least one side of the adhesive make contact to the application surface to ensure its integrity. If you are in need of a product to cover a wider gap, please use the contact us button. We are able to manufacture custom sizes and colors of all InstaTrim products.
InstaTrim will conform to most grout lines provided they are not deeper than about 1/16” to 1/8”. For deeper grout joints you can wipe a small amount of non-silicone caulk to fill the gap as needed.
InstaTrim will need to be cut with a razor blade or scissors at the inside corner to create a tight 45 degree splice. Another method is to “butt” one end of the InstaTrim strip tight into the corner and back cut the other piece to overlap at a 45 degree angle.
InstaTrim can be easily removed at anytime in the future. The adhesive may leave some residue but is easily removed with a razor blade. InstaTrim is also paintable with any latex or enamel paint if you are using it to mend a cracked corner and want to paint over it.
InstaTrim is 100% guaranteed and can be returned for a full refund (less shipping costs) within 1 year of purchase.