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coloradotrout 09-08-2011 01:24 PM

Which caulk before paint job?
 
I'm about to have my house exterior painted. I had a handyman do some siding water damage repair and he just used basic DAP Alex caulk. But when I'm undertaking a full exterior repaint, I'm not sure about using a $1.50/tube caulk for a several thousdand $ job. One of the painters who is working up an estimate indicated he uses Sherwin Williams 950A or similar for caulk. I don't necessarily need a $8/tube caulk, but I want the best all-around caulk for the job at hand. Water clean-up and tooling would seem to be a big plus.

user1007 09-08-2011 02:56 PM

I honestly do not know what it costs retail to buy caulk. Trust your paint, not box store for recommendations. I could not tell for sure what you were hoping to caulk.

And buy a good caulking gun, not some piece of $3 weekender warrior crap from HD that bends and feels like $ worth of weekender crap.

As you know, an asteroid is, or should take us all out within months now. The world as we know it ends soon. All comments on this site are rather irrelevant.

I can fire two caulking guns with each hand. I plan on injecting the most evil material ever now known to man and mislabled as caulking into the eye sockets of those zombies who sense my living flesh. Unless she is reasonably cute and will eat the tiny little yappy dogs in my hood before me.

I will fill the brains of zombies with pure GE pure silicone sold as caulking if they come after me.

"Try to live with a horrible near rubber brain. And tell your friends!"

Will be the spray painted banner near me.

kwikfishron 09-08-2011 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 723863)
As you know, an asteroid is, or should take us all out within months now. The world as we know it ends soon. All comments on this site are rather irrelevant.

I can fire two caulking guns with each hand. I plan on injecting the most evil material ever now known to man and mislabled as caulking into the eye sockets of those zombies who sense my living flesh. Unless she is reasonably cute and will eat the tiny little yappy dogs in my hood before me.

I will fill the brains of zombies with pure GE pure silicone sold as caulking if they come after me.

"Try to live with a horrible near rubber brain. And tell your friends!"

Will be the spray painted banner near me.

:eek: Forget the meds again or what???

Leah Frances 09-08-2011 03:24 PM

:lol: rubber brains :P

housepaintingny 09-08-2011 03:49 PM

Personally the only caulk we use is Sherwin Williams 950a. It is an acrylic and silicone blend that is paintable, so it has the sealing power of silicone and fleibilty of acrylic. It is also a lot less than $8 a tube. I would not use alex or dap caulk for anything, that's just my opinion. I do believe that a quality caulk is needed, especially for an exterior re-paint.

Leah Frances 09-08-2011 03:52 PM

The best one you can afford.

chrisn 09-08-2011 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 723863)
I honestly do not know what it costs retail to buy caulk. Trust your paint, not box store for recommendations. I could not tell for sure what you were hoping to caulk.

And buy a good caulking gun, not some piece of $3 weekender warrior crap from HD that bends and feels like $ worth of weekender crap.

As you know, an asteroid is, or should take us all out within months now. The world as we know it ends soon. All comments on this site are rather irrelevant.

I can fire two caulking guns with each hand. I plan on injecting the most evil material ever now known to man and mislabled as caulking into the eye sockets of those zombies who sense my living flesh. Unless she is reasonably cute and will eat the tiny little yappy dogs in my hood before me.

I will fill the brains of zombies with pure GE pure silicone sold as caulking if they come after me.

"Try to live with a horrible near rubber brain. And tell your friends!"

Will be the spray painted banner near me.


Neat, makes me think of Steven King for some reason

coloradotrout 09-08-2011 04:46 PM

mostly worthless chatroom..

DrHicks 09-08-2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by coloradotrout (Post 723944)
mostly worthless chatroom..

This is not a worthless chatroom. There are, however, a few members here who occasionally go out of their way to be complete a-holes. You'll find out soon enough who they are, and you'll get the distinct impression that sometimes they sit home all day drinking, smoking pot and/or watching p0rn - then get on here and try to show off. If you can tolerate that nonsense, you'll find a lot of good information here.

That said, when you're talking about the exterior of your house, and spending several thousand dollars to get it professionally painted, do NOT go cheap on the caulk. Even if you had to spend $10 per tube, on good caulk, it's well worth it because 2-3 tubes will do the whole house.

I've not used Sherwin Williams 950a myself, but if housepantingny swears by it, that's an extremely strong argument for it.


Good luck! :)

jsheridan 09-08-2011 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coloradotrout (Post 723944)
mostly worthless chatroom..

That's a low blow. What is it that you want? We had this conversation about caulk in another thread. HousePainting confirmed your painters selection as what he uses. Personally, I don't care for the consistency of it, but it's a good caulk. A good tube of caulk runs about four-five bucks, so what's the big deal if your guy uses an eight dollar tube. How many tubes are you going to use. Two maybe three, what are we looking at here, ten bucks. If you can't trust that your painter will choose a proper caulk, that's the least of your problems. A caulk is only as good as the surface it's applied to and applicator applying it. So if you trust his ability to apply it, trust his ability to choose a quality caulk. To dismiss the chatroom as worthless is insulting. Maybe you should find another chatroom.

Dr. Hicks posted while I was writing, so the logic on the caulk is shared, by two great minds at least.

housepaintingny 09-08-2011 06:22 PM

Yup, we gave th OP advice and he wants to thank us by calling our advice useless. I've already gave my insight on SW 950a which I've used for years, sometimes SW 850a, but they are both good caulks. There is a slight learning curve using them both as they have a differant consistincy than some caulks. I'm use to using them. As mentioned a good caulk gun and proper prep before caulking is key too. Like everyone else said it would only take a few tubes of caulk in general and only cost a few bucks a tube retail.

chrisn 09-09-2011 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 724016)
That's a low blow. What is it that you want? We had this conversation about caulk in another thread. HousePainting confirmed your painters selection as what he uses. Personally, I don't care for the consistency of it, but it's a good caulk. A good tube of caulk runs about four-five bucks, so what's the big deal if your guy uses an eight dollar tube. How many tubes are you going to use. Two maybe three, what are we looking at here, ten bucks. If you can't trust that your painter will choose a proper caulk, that's the least of your problems. A caulk is only as good as the surface it's applied to and applicator applying it. So if you trust his ability to apply it, trust his ability to choose a quality caulk. To dismiss the chatroom as worthless is insulting. Maybe you should find another chatroom.

Dr. Hicks posted while I was writing, so the logic on the caulk is shared, by two great minds at least.

Don't know about the Dr's, mind but I agree with your's:yes:

DrHicks 09-09-2011 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 724332)
Don't know about the Dr's, mind but I agree with your's:yes:

Speaking of great minds, in this usage there is no apostrophe is yours...

chrisn 09-09-2011 03:13 PM

Oh boy, caught by the punctuation police. :surrender:

m1951mm 09-09-2011 06:47 PM

Why does everyone always pick on Chris:huh:


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