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What is big stretch?

Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

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Big Stretch® is a 100% acrylic latex, high-performance caulk with powerful adhesion and elasticity. Big Stretch will stretch and compress to absorb just about any movement a home can dish out. It spans gaps up to 2" wide and stretches up to 500% of the original joint size without cracking.

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Regarding this, 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.

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.

Then, is big stretch waterproof?

Thanks to its extreme elasticity, Big Stretch® can twist, bend, compress, and stretch with the movements of your home to create a permanently waterproof seal.

What is the most flexible caulk?

Acrylic latex caulk

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Dainius Moret

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How long does it take big stretch caulk to dry?

Note: it can take up to 2 weeks for the caulk to fully cure, so avoid pushing into or prodding the caulk bead.

Milford Perchtold

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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.

Arcesio Greth

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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.

Fateh Birenboim

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.

Olin Demaret

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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.

Rostyslav Satostegui

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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.

Ibay Proc

Pundit

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.

Mikeldi Naphtali

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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.

Damarys Schlossberg

Pundit

Khawar Mujdabaev

Pundit

How do you remove silicone?

Method 1 Removing Silicone Sealant from Bathroom Tiles
  1. Clean the shower or bathtub.
  2. Select the first caulk seam to remove.
  3. Hold one end of the loose silicone sealant.
  4. Remove the remaining sealant in the joint.
  5. Scrub the tile to remove any residue.

Lesia Ghosh

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.

Amparito Mertgens

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.

Remus Lizagoyen

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.

Grazina Orjales

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.

Mamoun Ulliers

Reviewer

Is caulking waterproof?

Caulk is a waterproof chemical substance, used for filling the cracks appeared in the floor or wall materials. Not all cracks can be filled with caulks.

Hayk Oesterreicher

Reviewer

What is the best quality caulk for trim?

  • 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.

Emanuele Wischermann

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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.

Lieselotte Zurmuhl

Supporter

What is painter's caulk?

Interior household caulking relies on painter's caulk, a siliconized acrylic latex caulking compound that is perfect for indoor projects. Its ability to cure to a paintable surface in an hour makes it convenient for filling small gaps and holes during painting preparations.