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A fast History of Caulking and Its Ways to use Home Repairs


When caulking first came out, it might fill small cracks with very little problems, of flaking or checking in the future, but as people began to feel larger cracks, the caulking itself would start to crack and outside of the edges of the areas that they are suppose to bond to.

They announced silicone caulking, but you couldn't paint it. There have been lots of contractors who use silicone caulking, since it promised not to separate or crack. This solves one problem but created another. Once the painter was finished painting, there were little cracks or checks in the paint that was within the caulking.

Don't go away yet, they came out with paintable silicone caulking. Now everybody was happy, accept that silicone was hard to clean and work with not to mention it's environmentally insensitive. Silicone was very successful, but was still just a little pricey, when compared to regular caulking that was sold at that time.

In the building industry, something that sticks out more than others is definitely an, if a product is too expensive, it will not be used that usually.

silicone caulking sealant

Then comes the miraculous 15 year caulking, only to be outdone by the Twenty-five year caulking, and then the ultimate 35 year caulking. What's the difference between these? I couldn't really tell you what the difference is, however i can tell you this. Caulking was designed to fill small gap's, usually just one quarter of an inch and that is when it works the best.

Any gaps that are bigger than that, at less than a half inch wide, should use a polyethylene-based caulking. If you are planning to fill a gap that's larger than one half inch wide, you need to use a filler piece after which caulk between your filler piece and the edges of the crack or gap.

As always, read the instructions on the caulking to ensure that you can use it around the products you will be repairing or filling. Using the right home repair product to fill the best hole, will prevent you from repairing the same spot in the future or at least the near future.


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