Rated 3.1 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Michel It Depends on the Surface!
Let me start with what I donât like about this pack: the price is a little high for it and the caulk remover is cheaply made as I already broke the tip on my first use. Unless the surface is totally flat, it will make a mess. If you use it on tile with large grout gaps and the trim side, the space between the tiles (grout) will have the caulk bleeding into it.
Ok the good part: I used it for more than 20 times so far and it never fails on totally flat surfaces! For instance, I caulked between the wall and the counter top and it did a perfect line on the first try. Better than the pros! All of our walls are textured, so if we use the tool (any of the three) we will get a bumpy line. A little paint touch-up after the caulk has dried will fix it. Overall, this does save you a lot of taping time and gets the job done. Donât run fast and donât rush, slow and steady will get you better results. I tried dipping it in water to see if it will work better on the textured surfaces, but it didnât work.
Depending on the area we are working on, I always keep these three tools handy, a plastic cup of warm water to dip my finger in and run it across the bead, and my all-time favorite, the Husky caulking tool that has an aluminum edge for ripping and a soft edge for smoothing caulk. Again, depending on the area, we use the above solutions. Finger and warm water will never fail, just ensure its not soaking wet.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dalab Should have waited
I bought the cheaper version of this because the store I was in was out of the DAP pro caulk tool. I bought a tool made by Hyde. The Hyde tool is ok, but does not have the different finish selections and in not as sturdy or useful as the Pro Caulk. I ended up coming back and buying the pro caulk; I just should have waited for them to get it back in stock and saved the $5 I spent on the other tool.
September 2, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dune Poor instructions on tool usage.
Although it is pretty intuitive, the plastic parts did not work as I have seen in videos. The instructions for use were minimal. I ended up using painters tape to line the joint edges and using my index finger to fillet. Works every time and I wonder why I thought these tools would be easier.
March 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by mysterioso not like on tv
For $15 this product is not as easy as advertised. Yes it smooths the caulk well in the corner, but no its not as neat and clean as you see in the ad. The caulk builds up on the tool as its passed over the work area and smears on the surfaces and must be very carefully and exactly wiped off so as not to disturb the actual caulking job you've just finished. Really a mess with silicone caulk that does not wash off real easy. I had to wait until the silicone caulk set and dried then scraped off the film left by the tool on the upper and lower surface. A real mess but better than nothing.
January 27, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AC10 Not worth it
This is not soft enough to clean up the caulk. Recommend Homax Finishing Tool at Ace or Walmart. Cheaper and works.
April 27, 2012