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Is big stretch caulk paintable?

Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

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It will fill gaps up to 2" wide (mine are about 1/8"). It is interior/exterior and paintable. However, it boasts superior adhesion to wood, siding, vinyl, fiber cement, concrete, metal and glass.

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Moreover, is big stretch paintable?

Yes, Big Stretch is paintable within 4 hours with latex based paints, stains and primers and after 1 week with oil based paints, stains, and primers. Latex coatings are breathable and some are quite elastic, allowing the Big Stretch to continue to cure through it while maintaining a flexible film that won't crack.

Also, is big stretch caulk waterproof? Keeps the weather where it belongs – outside: Moves when your home moves to create a permanently waterproof and weatherproof seal. Helps you avoid repeated repairs: Just say no to brittle, cracked caulking. Stays soft and elastic over time for a years-long, lasting seal.

Accordingly, is big stretch caulk Sandable?

The repairs set quickly, and once cured the product is sandable, grindable and paintable. As far as workability and stretchability, it's hard to top the Big Stretch caulk from Sashco.

What is the most flexible caulk?

Acrylic latex caulk

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Izaga Fieff

Professional

How do you remove a large stretch caulk?

How to remove old caulk and silicone
  1. Gather tools. You'll need:
  2. Outline the caulk you want to remove. Lay off the caffeine here – a steady hand is a must.
  3. Apply the caulk remover, mineral spirits or lacquer thinner. Don't spread it all over the place.
  4. Use the utility knife, putty knife or painter's tool to lift up the loosened caulk. Be gentle.
  5. Clean up.

Helder Bagaryakov

Professional

Can you caulk a wet surface?

If it has just rained or snowed and you're using a water-based product, allow the surfaces to completely dry before caulking. Wet surfaces will make proper adhesion difficult and will prevent the caulk from curing correctly. Also avoid applying caulk if rain or snow is expected within 24 hours.

Viana Woehrlin

Explainer

What is the best exterior caulk?

Top 5 Best Exterior Caulk Reviews
  • Hydroment Color Matched Caulk by Colorfast.
  • Sashco 10024 Big Stretch Caulk Pine Green 10.5-ounce.
  • Dap 18128 Alex Plus Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone.
  • General Electric GE5020 Concrete and Masonry Silicone.
  • Dap 18110 Acrylic Latex Caulk.

Addie Haslam

Explainer

Can Lexel be used as an adhesive?

No. A mirror adhesive or mirror mastic is recommended. Some silver backings of mirrors can be affected by the solvents in Lexel and can lead to a “ghosting” image in the mirror wherever the Lexel is applied. In addition, the backing materials on mirrors are not always adequate for good adhesion.

Axel Ossenschmidt

Explainer

How long will Lexel last?

It's thick enough to give you a firm hold while remaining flexible. It gives you lots of working time (several hours), cures in 24-48 hours, and then sticks forever! Very easy to scrape out overflow between tiles. One tube lasts for many projects.

Bartolomea Guggenberger

Pundit

Is DAP 3.0 an adhesive?

DAP 3.0 Advanced Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk is an advanced kitchen & bath adhesive caulk specially formulated with innovative Kwik Dry Technology allowing it to be exposed to water after just three hours without washing out, unlike other caulks & selants which may require a 24-36 hour waiting period.

Grabiela Martina

Pundit

What is DAP 3.0 made of?

Formulated with MICROBAN Antimicrobial Product Protection, DAP 3.0 fights the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the sealant for up to 10 years. The sealant is paint and shower ready in just 30 minutes after application, so you can use your shower sooner.

Onintza Andriesen

Pundit

What is the best caulk?

Top Picks for the Best Caulk for the Shower or Bathtub
  • BEST FOR LARGE JOBS: Gorilla Silicone Sealant Caulk.
  • BEST FOR SMALL JOBS: Red Devil DuraGuard Kitchen and Bath Siliconized Acrylic Caulk.
  • BEST FOR MILDEW PREVENTION: GE Silicone 2+ Kitchen and Bath Caulk.
  • QUICKEST AND CHEAPEST: DAP Acrylic Latex Caulk with Silicone.

Antton Grischuk

Pundit

How do you remove Lexel Caulk?

Mineral spirits will do the trick. Apply some and allow it to sit, then use a scraper or razor blade to remove Lexel. Commonly available silicone removers based on mineral spirits will also do the trick and are often less messy. In particular, McKanica Silicone Caulk Remover works great.

Ivete Abaria

Teacher

How do you smooth Lexel?

We hear you: Lexel® and Through the Roof! ® are sticky.
  1. Find your smoothing tool.
  2. Get your smoothing agent. Unlike water-based sealants and caulks, plain water won't work.
  3. Get to smoothing. Use a light, skimming touch, and smooth out the caulk bead.
  4. DONE! Admire your mess-free handiwork.

Tiemoko Ballestar

Teacher

Idilio Gehmeyr

Teacher

How big of a gap can I fill with caulk?

Measure the size of the gap that needs to be filled. A single bead of caulk can fill gaps up to 1/4 inch. If the gap is slightly larger than this, fill it with a bead of caulk deeper into the gap, but not flush with the surface.

Italia Ipar-Buru

Teacher

Which is better caulk or silicone?

Caulk dries quicker than silicone and it shows good resistance to weathering, but it's less tolerant to movement than silicone based sealants. Caulking is a sealant but is fairly rigid when dry, which makes it ideal for sealing gaps or seams in areas with minimal contraction and expansion.

Mavis Arrosia

Reviewer

Does big stretch caulk shrink?

Tower tech or big stretch both don't shrink, in fact both will expand with the gaps. Both are a bit expensive bit its all we use now. DAP is crap, always having shrinking issues. Caulk is only flexible.

Benedetto Ramanuja

Reviewer

What is the best caulk for trim?

Choose the Right Caulk for the Job
  • Siding, windows and doors: Polyurethane is best. It's paintable.
  • Roofing: Use an elastomeric or rubberized product.
  • Interior trim: Use latex if you're sealing gaps and nail holes in trim that's going to be painted.
  • Kitchen and bath: This is where silicone products shine.

Nader Husser

Reviewer

What kind of caulk dries hard?

The most common caulk used is acrylic latex with silicone. It costs about a dollar more per tube than plain acrylic latex, but it lasts years longer and is more durable. It also is paintable and cleans up with soap and water. Silicone caulk is best where flexibility is required, often outdoors.

Pier Hubenthal

Reviewer

What's the difference between silicone and caulking?

The main difference between a caulk and a sealant is elasticity. Caulks are fairly rigid when dry, and are intended for use in areas with minimal expansion and contraction. Sealants are made from flexible material--most commonly silicone--making them ideal for areas prone to expansion and contraction.

Khamsa Kintana

Supporter

Can you caulk over old caulk?

New Caulk Over Old Caulk
It's not always necessary to remove old caulk before applying new. You can apply a wider bead of new caulk, which covers the old bead and sticks to the uncaulked surfaces on both sides. (If oil is still lingering on the old caulk, new caulk won't stick.)

Saleh Llados

Supporter

What is the best paintable caulk?

  • Why Is Silicone Caulk Paintable?
  • Our Top Rated Paintable Caulk.
  • DAP INC 18152 10.1oz White Alex Plus Acrylic Latex Caulk with Silicone.
  • Sashco 10016 10.5oz 10016 Big Stretch Caulk - Best Caulk For Trims & Baseboards.
  • Loctite 1515861 Polyseamseal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulk - Best Caulk For Bathrooms.