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Trusted Caulk Brands
09-04-2013, 05:08 PM
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Trusted Caulk Brands
Now this is a little bit of a funny one as I know that certain caulks that I personally don't have a problem with, others do! So in that regard i'm aware we won't all agree, but....


What are your favorite caulks.. and why?

(that sound like a blind date question Lol )
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09-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
Wurth acrylic sealant.

So far, for me, I haven't had any issues with crazing. With other brands i have. Maybe because its more flexible, IDK Scratchhead

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09-04-2013, 07:27 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
For me it's everebuild. This may be surprising to some but that's the only one I've not had any issues with.

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09-04-2013, 07:28 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
(09-04-2013 05:23 PM)LMBPD Wrote:  Wurth acrylic sealant.

So far, for me, I haven't had any issues with crazing. With other brands i have. Maybe because its more flexible, IDK Scratchhead

Ditto Thumbsup

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09-04-2013, 07:58 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
Painters Mate
Geocel 480

The 480 has anti mildew properties & is good around windows, especially plastic ones.

Painters Mate for general purpose.

No issues with either, for me.

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09-04-2013, 08:01 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
Been trying the wurth recently and we are finding it much better than a lot of the others for not cracking.
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09-04-2013, 08:07 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
DULUX rules yehhhh

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09-04-2013, 08:08 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
(09-04-2013 05:23 PM)LMBPD Wrote:  Wurth acrylic sealant.

So far, for me, I haven't had any issues with crazing. With other brands i have. Maybe because its more flexible, IDK Scratchhead

Me too. Been using it for about four years now. Also seems to set up quicker than some others so get to paint it sooner.Thumbsup

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17-04-2013, 06:12 AM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
(09-04-2013 05:23 PM)LMBPD Wrote:  Wurth acrylic sealant.

So far, for me, I haven't had any issues with crazing. With other brands i have. Maybe because its more flexible, IDK Scratchhead

Dulux crazes on it????
The whole debate around paints and Caulk is certainly a weird one.
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18-04-2013, 01:11 AM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
Dulux, painters mate and MP for doors windows etc "dependant on budget"
Regurlary i use dulux and painters mate.
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18-04-2013, 06:36 AM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
It just seems ridiculous to me that you should have to undercoat caulk. The idea of caulk is to make your life easier not harder, might as well use filler the time it takes. The bottom line of this is, the caulk used to be ok, now its not, they must have changed it so why cant they change it back?!! Another cost cutting exercise by companies that couldn't care less. It would just be nice if someone from a caulk manufacturing company came forward and told us why it no longer performs as it should.
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18-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
(18-04-2013 06:36 AM)Designanddecor Wrote:  It just seems ridiculous to me that you should have to undercoat caulk. The idea of caulk is to make your life easier not harder, might as well use filler the time it takes. The bottom line of this is, the caulk used to be ok, now its not, they must have changed it so why cant they change it back?!! Another cost cutting exercise by companies that couldn't care less. It would just be nice if someone from a caulk manufacturing company came forward and told us why it no longer performs as it should.

Is it not more to do with the paint changing than the caulk changing considering since the VOC requirements came into effect paint manufacturers are constantly changing not only the binder content of paint but also the pigments/colourants that are used to create paint bases. The price of the paints are always on the increase and the cost of cheaper ingredients is leaving paint performance on the decrease.

But as usual if anyone were to contact the paint manufacturers they would be told that they have had no complaints.

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18-04-2013, 06:43 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
As we're all choosing our own favorite brand of caulk, I'll say Arbo-caulk is my fave.

Anyone remember when caulk used to occasionally stain through emulsion, like a faint oily stain? Doesn't happen any more

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18-04-2013, 06:49 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
What's the reason you use that?

I've mentioned before I'm the caulk king ive tryd more caulks than I care to remember. Forget crazing the most comon problem is they don't do there job NOT flexible enough, every house I go in I see caulk that's not worked. The best solution to this is No Nonsense Anti Crack Sealent Winky

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18-04-2013, 07:28 PM
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RE: Trusted Caulk Brands
(18-04-2013 06:49 PM)CheshireDecorator Wrote:  What's the reason you use that?

I've mentioned before I'm the caulk king ive tryd more caulks than I care to remember. Forget crazing the most comon problem is they don't do there job NOT flexible enough, every house I go in I see caulk that's not worked. The best solution to this is No Nonsense Anti Crack Sealent Winky

Have you checked the longevity of No Nonsense Anti Crack Sealent in comparison to decorators caulk?
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