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Old 11-23-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried mixing caulk with paint to create a color? I would probably use Dap Alex Plus. I would empty the tube,mix with the paint,cut off the top of the tube,reseal and have at it. I know about the Red Devil mixer and I know colored caulk can be bought but both are exspensive as I only need enough to caulk cove moldings were they meet the wall in a small entry way.

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I have the red devil mixer and by the red devil create a color caulk once in awhile.

I do not know about mixing your own, I never tried it. But I do know that when using the create-a-color system the color may match but the sheen ends up being a little glossy.

Not a direct answer to your question, but my point is if given a choice I would caulk and then paint. I know it does not always work out that way though.

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The Red Devil custom color caulk mix system is the only one I know of that claims to be able to take any paint color and mix it with caulk. There is no way it can replicate all the tint bases of the major paint brands though.

As suggested, why not caulk well first with a paintable caulk and then paint? Caulking takes some practice I suppose but once you get the hang of it you will have no trouble. Do yourself a favor and invest in a good, controllable caulking gun or two though. And learn to slice the tips so you start with a controllable bead. Don't just wack the end off with hedge shears.

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I would think you would have a mess on your hands......and pants.....and wall. There are usually enough color choices that you can find something close enough that your top coat will cover it. Even one coat.
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