Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pirate Best Caulk for Bathrooms
I've used many brands & options for caulking in home & marine settings and I feel Dap's new 3.0 for Bath & also for Siding are at the top of their league as far as quality & durability for residential. I consider it 5200's little brother that is workable, but dries to a rubber consistency. I've read the other reviews on here & was moved to give this product a fair representation. If caulking is applied properly, skimming it with a finger is not truly necessary. This product is indeed very sticky & quick to dry so I'd recommend applying a thin bead ( 1/16 - 1/8 ) in 3 ft. sections, if not advanced in the art of caulking, licking your finger & skimming the top lightly. If you attempt to push it in like other lower grade caulks, you will find yourself in a sticky mess. The trick is to get it right or close with the tip of the tube first & then fine tune quickly with a wet finger. If you mess it up, let it dry, peel out & try again, but if you are on the clock, quickly remove with a putty knife & denatured alcohol. It will look ready in a few hours, but fully cures in 12 - 24 so give it a day before you shower on it. I have yet to see it fail, crack, change color or shape. Hope this helps, remember the easiest way isn't always the best way. BZ
November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casorion Love this! Do not buy if you do not want to deal with mineral spirit clean up!
I love this stuff! I have used it in my bathrooms, kitchen, behind walls and even to seal a leaky air mattress and a tent seal that nothing else could seal up. I love how fast it dries and cures. I have not had an issue with it changing color once bleach is applied but, since I always clean before I caulk, the caulk has always had at least 72 hours to cure before chemicals are sprayed on it. I have gotten the caulk wet before the 24 hour cure is finished, but no chemicals are applied, and there were no adverse effects.
August 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mistake Doesn't paint well!!
We used this product to caulk and seal crown molding and wainscot in our bathroom since it would be exposed to moisture and the container says "paintable." Painting this product is like painting plastic; the paint separates and doesn't adhere. Totally bummed and not sure what to do now!
November 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doitmyself Have your mineral spirits ready when using Dap 3.0
This gooey stuff will stick to your fingers, rags, and towels, anything. You will throw smeared rags and towels away. You can not neaten/push in your bead line with a wet finger without making a mess. You can't wipe away excess. It does not mix or deteriorate with water as proven by not being able to wash it off my hands with soap and water. I had to use mineral spirits for hand washing. I'll try to scrape away some of the excess mess tomorrow with a 5 in 1 tool.
June 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cici too difficult to apply
I should check the review before I bought it, but I didn't. Totally agree with other reviews.
It extreme too sticky, too difficult to apply and clean up. I'm not sure the 10 years mold resistance works to not. But not worth to try it. Just use 5 years mold resistance for the rest of the jobs, a lot easier.
February 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris warning- bleach discolors
This caulk is more difficult to work with than most, but I could have overlooked that. However, soon after applying it to our tub, I sprayed Tilex mold and mildew remover on some small patches of mildew on the grout above the caulk. Immediately, everywhere the Tilex came in contact with the caulk turned a pinkish orange color that cannot be removed. It is ABSURD to expect that a product made for bathrooms won't not at some point come in contact with a product containing bleach. Not looking forward to removing the caulk and starting over with a different product!
November 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ADavis Sadly Disappointed
We have used many DAP products and also DAP 3.0 before however this was our first experience with the Bath & Kitchen specific product. Previously we have recaulked our tub 4 times in the past 18 months. Our DAP 3.0 Window & Door was used last time and worked for about 4 months. We assumed it was because we needed the 3.0 Bath applied instead. After 3 hours of laborious caulk removal, we applied the DAP 3.0 Bath & let fully cure--not introducing any agents even after the 24 hr full cure period. A day after that cure period ended the shower tile was cleaned and when the water and cleaner hit the caulk (without any scrubbing) it turned pink! The whole reason we recaulked the bathroom as now a waste! I called DAP Tips and sure enough, bleach products with high bleach concentrations should not be used on DAP 3.0 products which is what most bathroom cleaners have. Now another 2 days will need to be spent waiting for the chemicals to stop reacting, cleaning with mineral spirits in hopes the pink will go away and if not...we start again! Its worth $7 a tube if it stays as it says it does but being pink and looking dirty...that isnt worth the 5 hours it takes to complete the job. The labor involved in removing the caulk is reason enough to avoid risking an issue like this & find another product that performs just as well.
December 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gsmith68 will stick where others wont, but not as easy as water based.
dap 3.0 is not as easy as water based caulks. we purchased a shower enclosure from home depot and could not find any caulk to stick to it we called the manufacture and they said 100 % silicone wont work , so we called all the big name caulk company's and asked if they could refer us to a certain kind? after 4 attempts with different caulks, dap 3.0 worked ,it held great and is not tacky like many say, I did not see any difference from this caulk and the most popular silicone caulks. it does require that you use rubbing alcohol to clean up ,and it does dry fast ,which in my book is great, if you have a poly composite shower , this is your ticket.
April 4, 2014