Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 31
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lil Shiney finish?
Read the label, researched online, can not find info regarding the sheen after it is dry. We applied small bead over two hours ago and it is still very shiney. Looks very tacky; want it to dry with no shine to it!!
September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by flying ruined my project
The caulk was hard to get out of the tube and was lumpy. I had spent several hours preparing the shower and now I have to redo all the work. The caulk was very thick and tacky. It was difficult to smooth and dried so quickly that the lumps could not be smoothed away.
October 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anne So glad I got on here before I started!
My husband picked this up the other week, so it's what I had on hand to do my bathtub to tile seal. Now, never having caulked a bathtub before, and never having used this caulk I got onto HD and read the reviews..and panicked a little! I got good advice though, and I have a few things to add..especially for other beginners. I don't think I could read the instructions on the back of the tube without two 100 watt lights and a big magnifying glass.
I definitely used painters tape to keep it neat and make clean up a lot easier. I didn't have any mineral spirits around, but I did use goo gone to clean the old silicone residue off of the shower unit. I found that my 91% Isopropyl alcohol from the drug store worked just fine for tooling and clean-up. I didn't even try water...not after reading here.
Gloves, nitrile gloves...get a very tight fit if you can. I was battling baggy gloves but had infinitely better results after I figured out that I needed to pull the glove very tightly over my finger. For tooling, I found that a damp finger started dragging too fast in the caulk, but that a gloved finger very very wet with Isopropyl Alcohol slid right along and allowed me to get a very smooth finish. If my glove loosened, I would start seeing drag marks in the caulking.
As a beginner, I mistakenly squeezed too much out of the joint on my first round, and was able to go back and add a second coat without a problem.
This product has roughly the consistency and spreading properties of very dense marshmallow fluff, so for my fellow New Englanders, this project is a bit like a cross between making a fluffernutter, and ...I dunno neurosurgery?
I used about a half roll of paper towels, with wastebasket nearby, and kept a section of the towel saturated with the alcohol so that I could clean the stuff off of my finger after each pass. After a few clean-offs I would move to the next paper towel...because otherwise it starts getting all over you.
Once I finally had it all smooth, I removed the tape and then gave it another light once-over with a very wet finger (alcohol not water) to make sure the edges were smooth as well.
It set up pretty fast, but not so fast that I had to rush to tool it. I haven't tested the waterproofness after 30 minutes..had no need.
So far it looks really good...a little blindingly white..hope it mellows.
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisMa Ugh! Refund please!
It was impossible to work with this stuff. It was so hard to get out of the tube with the caulking gun that I thought it had already hardened or cured. Once a bead had been laid it cant be smoothed. It says cured in 30 minutes on the tube but seemed more like 30 seconds. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brianwer Watertight
If you are looking for a watertight seal 3.0 is it. Sticks to everything. Painter's tape is needed for a clean finish. If you are doing a tub, this stuff is perfect. Stay away from Dap kitchen and tub plus. It never cures, and will wash out. 3.0 is not water based and will stay put. It's a little tricky to work with though. That's why it's a must to tape areas first and have mineral spirits available for clean up.
September 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sweebs Horrible product
In all my years in the trades I've never used a caulk as hard to squeeze out of the gun, difficult to tool and messy as this stuff. I only wished I had had the time to return to the store to get a different product. 100% silicone is much easier to apply and I could have gotten a color match as well
October 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Butch What do you mean not Silicon
In the specs found on Home depot page it states "Caulk Type/Silicon". Now I read from Readfromexpert DapProduct it was dated 1/4/2016 this is not a silicon product. Sure hope it works on my project. Would have bought GE if I knew this.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJBuckeye Impressive results where other caulks had failed
This the third caulk I have used on the guest bathroom in 5 years. The previous, all eventually shrank enough they pulled away in spots. The DAP 3.0 came out of the tube creamy and smooth, and it did adhere quickly to the tile and bathtub surfaces, and my fingers when I went to smooth out. I did use painter's tape to guide the caulk and I did wet my finger with rubbing alcohol to help achieve a very nice smooth surface. What remained on my hands did clean up with some vigorous scrubbing with soapy water. As promised it cured to the touch in about 30 minutes, and cured completely in 24 hours. It is very durable in daily use. I have had no discoloration with bleach products. It did not shrink at all in curing process. I will use again.
January 3, 2016