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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter The trick is to let it dry thoroughly
I have tried scores of caulks over thirty years of home maintenance projects, I have settled on Dynaflex for most interior and exterior uses, with the exception of places I know are either going to stay really wet, or need to be painted quickly. DAP's Sidewinder works well for those caveats, but it's harder to clean up and it doesn't finger tool as well. I'm only writing this review because someone was asking me about caulks today, and I couldn't quite think of "Dynaflex" since I didn't have a tube of it handy---so I checked DAP's website for the name, then came across the review from the person who had trouble with paint adhesion. My guess is that the gaps were wide enough to need a little extra drying time. I wait until the whitish color goes away completely, then it's safe to paint. It's flexible, it's easy to work with, it doesn't reek, it's easy to clean up, and it's relatively inexpensive.
September 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MooselyMaine Soupy
This product flows on so soupy that it drips.. When it dries it's concave. Cannot recommend this product. I am returning all that I bought and switching off to some other product.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marsha paint won't adhere
We replaced siding trim on a back porch exterior with Hardy board and used this caulk to seal all edges and holes. It dried overnight and the next day we painted with Sherwin Williams Emerald exterior acrylic latex paint (very expensive), and it would not cover the caulked areas. Everywhere we caulked the paint bubbled. After painting the caulked areas 4-5 times, the cover was finally almost acceptable. We will never use this product again and are returning what is left to the store.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bandit GOOD STUFF!
As a General Contractor I have tried many caulking products over the past 25 years and I have to say this is my go to caulk. I not only use it on exterior projects but it also works great caulking in backsplashes and trim components. Have also inspected projects several years after completion and the caulking still looks great.
May 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DoctorB Not too "Brown"
I used this to re-caulk around a screen door frame after adjusting it. It went on fine, and the color shown on the nozzle was an exact match for the frame. But after a couple of days of curing, the caulk itself is much lighter and much more red than the advertised brown. Just as well it's paintable... :-)
January 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Not waterproof, do not use in a shower
I recently completed a tile walk in shower. My grout was brown so thought I would use this caulk in brown to caulk around the Kohler glass doors I purchased from Home Depot. I caulked the bottom track both inside and out with this product. Let it dry 2 days before using the shower and noticed a leak. Come to find out the caulk on the shower side of the lower track turned to a brown gue. Now I need to clean all this out let it dry and will use a silicone caulk not a latex like this product. Product says it is waterproof, but is not. Do your self a favor and use a silicone caulk like that made by GE. When that stuff dries it is really waterproof.
December 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carpenter77 The best latex caulk I have ever used
I have worked in the building trades for 36 years. This is one of the few products I have used that I can say is truly excellent in every way. On a wood to wood exterior application this stuff holds up for years if you cover it with a coat of paint to block the UV rays. It does not crack or shrink. I have gone back to do rework on jobs years later and the Dynaflex 230 still looks new with NO failure what soever. The low ratings of this product are unfair because it seems those folks did not know what they were buying for a job that required a different product.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alex Excellent weather resistant paintable caulk
DAP 230 caulk is very easy to apply and tool to a smooth finish, much better than silicone or urethane caulks. I've found it bonds well to painted and unpainted wood, metal or PVC with no problems and it takes and holds paint very well because it has no silicone in it - just be sure to let it dry completely first and use a backer rod for a deep joint. Silicone isn't listed as an ingredient on the back label, and anyway silicone caulks aren't always the best answer to every caulking problem.
October 26, 2012