Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DoubleB IF YOU"RE GOINT TO PAINT, DO NOT BUY THIS CAULK
Do not buy this caulk if you intend to use it ANYWHERE THAT REQUIRES PAINT. There are NO INSTRUCTIONS or CAUTIONS about this on the label anywhere. I purchased a TUFF SHED through Home Depot and chose to paint it myself - the primary reason was I wanted to ensure ALL EXTERIOR SEAMS of the shed were thoroughly sealed prior to painting. After caulking EVERY SEAM of my new 12 x 16 shed, requiring 9 TUBES of this "LIFETIME GUARANTEE" caulk, I couldn't believe my eyes as my BEHR MARQUEE exterior paint turned itself into tiny beads along EVERY SEAM. Now after searching on the internet, I find that OF COURSE paint doesn't stick to 100% Silicone caulk - apparently that's so well know that IT WOULD BE REDUNDANT OF THE MANUFACTURER TO PUT IT ON THE LABEL OF THE PRODUCT. So, be warned that if you're stupid enough to use this product, you simply have to add a few simple, not at all time consuming steps to your project - SAND IT ANYWHERE YOU NEED TO PAINT IT, then PUT SPACKLE OVER IT, because the paint will STICK TO THE SPACKLE. Better yet, be smarter than I was - don't presume that a caulk product made to use outside--where NEARLY EVERY SURFACE OF DWELLINGS REQUIRES PAINT--is naturally going to be paintable right out of the tube BECAUSE THE MANUFACTURE DOESN'T SAY THAT IT ISN'T.
August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RanchBoss Made the job twice as hard
Used GE silicone sealant for the lid of a feed bin, took hours of prep work. After finishing I was pretty happy with my work and left it overnight. The next morning it hadn't set even a little. Apparently this is a recurring problem with GE silicone sealant.
Now I have to drill out all the rivets I used and clean up the goopy mess. An entire day wasted.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by castbr Great caulk
Used this product a few hours ago to seal up some cracks in my bricks around the house, and it went very well. Easy to use, clear and so far is still clear after it dried, and it did dry in just a few hours. Have 3 more tubes to use around the house, but so far all is well. Will see how it holds up after a Micihgan winter! Got some of the stuff on my Hands and it cleaned up with soap and warm water I do recommend this product.
August 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Len Directions can't be read
The directions are in such small type I can hardly be read with magnifying glass. Used life chat to find out what to use for clean-up. I was told to use soap and water. Apparently live chat operator couldn't read the directions either. Eventually discovered that mineral spirits, not water should be used. Never did figure out the safety instructions, so took my chances. Good luck.
February 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheSolarDr Great Product
I found this stuff a few years back and it's been in my inventory ever since! I use this stuff to seal roof penetrations for the solar collectors I install. So far I've used this stuff on over 1000 systems and haven't had a single issue with leaks! Yeah, there's less expensive products out there that could probably do the job, but this stuff gives me peace of mind knowing that I won't ever have to deal with an angry customer that has a leak in their ceiling. This stuff applies easily, dries quickly & clear and it doesn't crack or shrink and pull away from the materials it's intended to bond to. I've applied it to metal (copper, aluminum, stainless steel), PVC, wood, Trex, asphalt shingles, pipe insulation and rubber gaskets... and it has provided a water tight seal around all of them! Also, not all silicone's are the same! I tried buying another brand that was 1/2 the price and had what appeared to be all the same ingredients. That product ended up having an acidic reaction with the asphalt singles! It caused damaged wherever it came into contact with a shingle and it also ended up shrinking and pulling the surface off of the shingles allowing water to get underneath the sealant. I don't have that problem with the Silicone II. However I set the product (as a bead or smeared out) it STAYS that way.
HINT: This stuff is sticky! If you are trying to get a nice smooth surface when smearing it out, spit on your finger before smoothing! Yeah, it's kinda gross, but then it doesn't stick to your finger and you'll get a glossy smooth surface! ;-)
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DrSnooz Worst sealant EVER!
I grew up using GE's Silicone II sealant. For my contractor father, uncle and grandfather, it was the goto choice for anything you didn't ever want water to get into. Period. Naturally, I bought a bunch of it when I went to reseal the windows, hatches and corner beads on my 20 year old truck camper recently. I spent several days carefully carving out the old silicone, prepping the surfaces with acetone and resealing. When I was done, I relaxed and prepared for another 20 years of trouble free service.
After a scant 3 years, I was horrified to find water pouring into my camper with each rainstorm. Upon inspection, I found that the silicone was releasing all around the windows to which I had so carefully applied it, forming long open cracks in the process. Water was pouring freely past this useless, garbage silicone. Do not use this under any circumstances!
November 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Architecturalmillwright GE makes the best silicones
Only thing better is GE contractor brand can't buy it in stores but used it for many years when I did window replacement you can actually caulk a window in and not screw it in I did so for a temporary window install in my bathroom and almost couldn't get it out about 3 weeks later took me about 2 hrs to do so I no longer can get contractors brand so I have been relying on GE 2 can't say it is as good (not much less inferior) but you won't beat it with any other brand I have found available
September 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NYCBK Works great
IF only I had an applicator for this product. I assumed (wrongly) that I could squeeze this out of the tube, but I think you need a caulk gun for it to work. Oops. Oversight on my part.
However, the material itself does work. I used it to adhere wood trim molding to a mirror surface and it's great to use, and easy to clean up. TIP: don't bother washing it off your hands if you get some on by accident. just wait for it to dry and then peel it off. FUN! (if you try not to harp on having chemicals on your skin)
I just used a disposable chopstick and applied this like glue. Even though I made a mess, I just used a razor blade and sliced and scraped away any mess that oozed out where it shouldn't be. Comes off easily when you want it to.
September 26, 2013