Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 40yearsFixingHouses Absolute BEST product for specific types of jobs. Should do research first ! NOT for certain things
Anyone who complains about this product is probably not using it properly. it IS HIGH QUALITY and VALUE (properly installed, it lasts forever !) If you can't read - about both your project requirements, and various possible products used, then maybe you should pay a professional ! Instructions clearly state that this is NOT paintable. It also 'skins' quickly and needs to be cleaned up quickly. it is NOT a water cleanup latex product. It takes hours to cure. It never hardens. When surfaces are properly cleaned & prepared (with some exceptions), 100% silicone sticks and forms a waterproof seal (for example the special aquarium type used on glass aquariums). Is it challenging to get off your fingers? yes. Lower viscosity than some types paintable caulk? yes - so it oozes out of a caulk gun if you don't release the pressure as soon as you stop moving (& smart to insert a 4" coarse deck screw into end of tube if you don't use it all right away - so that you can pull out the cured plug & use it again). Some other types of sealant ooze out also. Never use from an expired tube - it WON'T adhere or flow properly. Might not last forever when exposed to sunlight. If filling too large a gap, and someone scrubs or pulls on it, it might pull out (especially the surface was not properly prepared or was a type plastic that releases oil).
April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgirl It really is mold/ mildew resistant!!!
I had to caulk the hot water faucet that my apt mgr. did repairs on because he left it completely un-caulked when he was finished! I asked why, and he said it would be easier to open up should I need another repair done. (What?!@!)
Anyway - glad this happened because I discovered this silicone clear caulk instead.
The other 2 shower faucets develop that black disgusting mold around them no matter how I clean. This one (hot water) that I did hasn't had one black piece of mold yet! And that was 2 years ago!!!
Gonna have the maintenance guy (his son who does a better job) do the other 2 with a new tube of this silicone clear while he's repairing the middle faucet.
It really works. Trust me. I can't open my bath window because they are painted shut, so the mold not forming on that hot water faucet is exceptional.
Buy this. You won't be sorry. And it is easy to work with once you get the hang of it. I used my fingertips to spread, then cleaned up with pure acetone.
Took a shower that night (about 8 hours later.)
June 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jasonthebuilder The toxic smell is REALLY bad
I switched to ECO-BOND better bonding and nearly no smell and costs less
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kungpow9960 Easy to work with for beginner; solid results
I needed to caulk around my shower doors and some of my tiles because the builders did a poor job the first time around (sections weren't caulked at all, others had been caulked by a blind person, apparently). Being a new homeowner, I had no experience with using caulk but did some research and watched some videos. Chose silicone due to it being waterproof, adhering to multiple surfaces, and mold-resistant.
I chose the GE caulk because it comes with a lifetime warranty and it can be exposed to water as soon as 3 hours after application, although I waited a day because I had the time. But I checked the product at 3 hours and it had indeed dried enough that I'd feel comfortable exposing it to water. But it was fully cured after 24 hours. Anyway, this stuff seems to have worked great. Sealed up the gaps left from the poor job by the contractor and is keeping the water in the shower and off my bathroom floors. It's also very easy to work with and work into the gaps after you've laid down your bead. Using tape to create straight lines, my lines look better in many places than the builder's.
One tip: use plenty of light as you work. Because it's clear, I found it was easy to get it all over my hands or for it to ooze out of the tube onto the floor or tub, etc. Then I used a headlamp and that cut down on mess. Nothing a rag with mineral spirits didn't fix, which is another plus. I found this was easy to clean up.
Overall: I highly recommend this, especially if you were like me and had no idea what sort of bathroom caulk you should use and had no experience with caulking coming into the project. I have a large gap between the tile and tub in my wife's bathroom (thanks again to the builder using the wrong kind of caulk) that I intend to fill with the almond silicone version of this product.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eagleeyez Worked great on my shower
This is the first time I used this brand and application was much easier. I find Dap to be a bit sticky when you run your finger over it. This was smooth as silk & my shower looks awesome. I hope the 5 year promise of no mold or mildew holds true.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GBurgDIYer This stuff works great.
Used it to calk the seams in my shower. Calked between the HardieBacker and the shower pan, calked between the shower pan and the floor. This stuff is awesome.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benj Good product
This product is easy to use. The cap makes the product last longer, enabling complete usage without wasting any portion of the product.
April 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Do Not Use!!!
The consistency of the caulk is way to runny and makes it extremely difficult to work with. If you decide to use this be prepared to clean up a big mess. It runs all over the place.
January 18, 2015