Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Schultz Not Paintable
Applied well but tried to paint the next day and it wouldn't take the paint, kept separating, contacted DAP but they didn't seem too concerned. Should be paintable after 30 min. according to the label.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by k2ee Great product, but why change the packaging?
This is very good caulk I would say. I put it on some outside windows but didn't need to paint it so I can't comment on that. It stays in place and its' not too messy to work with. The tip design is not necessary as the old style has worked well for many years. With this one you need to unscrew the cap and slice off the plastic nub, but only just above the threads as you need to screw the cap back on. Then slice the tip to the size you need as usual. It works well enough I guess, it just seems they were trying to do something different when everyone is used to the old style where the seal is punched out through the tip. I would buy this again though.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by precaud Pricey but uniquely good
Last summer I was building a solar air heater and needed to caulk all the seams of the box. I needed something that would make a strong permanent bond, remain flexible and wouldn't shrink when subjected to large daily temperature swings (0F to +140F), and could be painted over the same day as applied. I tend to prefer PU caulks and they would work except having to wait 7 days to paint. So I looked for an alternative.
I called DAP customer service, explained my needs, and they told me the 3.0 would easily do the job. So I got a tube and they were right. This is an excellent caulk/sealant for the most demanding applications. They advertise it as a siliconized caulk but it also has PU in it.
Anyway, it is expensive stuff, and it may be overkill for some tasks, but this is an excellent caulk that really does what it says. It's the closest thing to a "perfect caulk" I've found yet.
June 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Great Product!
You definitely get what you pay for here. The tube applied crystal clear as advertised and worked flawlessly in 24 degree temperature. 1/2 a tube went twice as as far as I thought it would which was very surprising seeing I was being generous during my application.
February 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sully terrible application
Product is hard to get out of the tube. cant even make a nice bead with it. and the unscrew nozzle to cup an opening is a bad design. my forearm was killing me to do one window. get the silicon from the same company its much much better.
January 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by greenst Pakaging failure
The threaded tip pops off during use - was using small bead with a little tip pressure for filling a crack. Looks like it's in the design - insufficent threads, flexible coupling material. The "extra" packing is also just a flat out waste of plastic - not sustainable practice.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by conquistadorst After trying dozens...
This truly is the best all-round caulk for exterior sealant use, hands down. Yes it's expensive but if you're already taking the time to caulk something, why not pay an extra $3 for something that will last longer than anything else? In terms of longevity and quality there's nothing that even comes close. It bonds as well as glue, far better than any other caulk. It also bonds exceptionally well to porous surfaces. While yes, it is paintable, I wouldn't say paint adheres exceptionally well. It needs 2 coats one way or another, I've found first putting primer than paint not only works better but also eliminates the regular touch up that would be otherwise required over the years.
I have to buy this caulk at Home Depot now because competitors stopped selling it! Very disappointing! I sure hope Home Depot never pulls it off the shelf...
June 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Advisor Worst Packaging Ever Designed
I am speaking of the one that says "UNSCREW NOZZLE AND CUT" on the tip. It may seem conflicting to have Good for quality and value yet one star so I'll explain. Many of us have used chalk before, no big deal, after you cut the top you either have to puncture the inner seal or not. However this product takes it to a new level. I cut the tube tried to puncture what I thought was a seal and realized it's not a thin seal but it is sealed with plastic. Being that I thought I was using a normal tube of caulk I wasn't prepared for this ordeal. Some genius thought it would be a great design to plastic over the cap so now in order to get anything out you have to go to the toolbox.
What is God's name were they thinking. I hope I've saved some people a lot of headach, stay clear of the one with the "UNSCREW NOZZLE AND CUT" on it. The absolute worst design ever, I can't think of a single reason why they would do this.
January 21, 2014