Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pumc It works well but can only be saved for a short time
It works well but can only be saved for a short time
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeanne Easy with great results!
I've never before caulked a bathroom tub. That being said, after doing it and seeing my results, you'd never think this was my first attempt! The product is super easy to use, inexpensive, and dries quickly. Product states cure time is 6 hours. I did wait overnight to use the shower just to be on the safe side, however it was dry to the touch after 30 mins as also stated on the product. So I have no doubt it would've been cured after the specified 6 hours.
Give this product a try - it really was super simple!
April 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointedathomedepot poor packaging
the caulk squeezes out from the back of the tube which makes it very untidy and a one-time use.
January 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoobLawnGuy First Impressions
This was my first time using silicone; as I've only needed to use acrylic latex for interior wood trim products. This is also the first time I've used a small tube instead of a standard cartridge. I've heard all kinds of warnings about how tough silicone is, and that's only partially true. While it isn't as easy as latex, the actual application wasn't problematic. I first used this to re-caulk the end of a laminate bathroom countertop that sits against a wall. After removing the old caulk, there was more space to fill than I thought--so I needed to apply a couple times to fill the gap. I first tooled with my finger and then used a caulk-smoothing tool to finish it out. I also re-caulked the sink; which was more challenging due to the space. Checked back 24 hours after to check/touch and it looked great--the finish is bright white and very glossy.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by musicgrl1732 Only Caulk to use!!!
I have done many different caulking projects around the house and this has by far been the best I have ever used! I prefer the smaller tube as it was easier to manage. As I have a significant gap between my bathtub and the tile (it's an old house and cannot afford redo at this time) I have found myself having to redo the seal as it kept getting moldy. Not with this stuff. I used the clear as the main filler, and then used the white for the top layer. It came out looking so good, I ended up redoing the entire bathroom so it would all look great. Easy clean up, quick drying and shower ready super quick. The odor while applying is also significantly less than any other caulk I have used.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrapperL Finally, a consumer friendly silicone caulk!
Silicone caulks for the general consumer have always been a bad mix. The caulks are stringy and requires some expertise in applying. This caulk is very user friendly and not stringy. The handy applicator means anybody with a fairly steady hand can get professional results quick. If your tub needs a recaulk, remove the old with a Husky Painters Tool available at HD. Clean the area of any debris, mold, soap, etc and make sure it's dry. Cut the applicator tip at about a 30 degree angle and apply the GE Silicone II caulk. You're done! Takes about an hour including dry time from the cleaning. If you want to finger smooth the caulk, use water on your finger or WD-40 first. The caulk is shower ready in 3 hours but if you can wait overnight the better.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AtlantaEngineer Works well... but BEWARE: FIRST COUPLE OF INCHES COME OUT CLEAR!
I bought a tube to seal the joint between tub and tiled wall and wanted the very best I could get in a small tube.. bought the GE Silicone II in white. The first inch or so that came out of the tub was clear, so I then read the reviews ... added my complaint to the list and took it back to HD. We pulled another from the rack and the Paint Dpt rep allowed me to cut it open: same thing: first inch was clear. He said they sell a ton of it and so was mystified. I squeezed another inch to inch and a half out of both tubes and after the first two inches +-, it was white.. So if you buy this, be sure to squeeze several inches out before concluding it is all clear. I am not saying that others did not receive mismarked product, just that two of two I opened where OK, with a small amount of clear at the front.
My tub joint seal took less than half a tube, so saved $4 from having to buy a gun tub, and it was easier to apply in the corners with the small plastic tube.
February 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Be sure it's white before you leave the store
Like a couple of other reviews, it was clearly marked as white and came out clear. Allowed to dry and it remained clear. So went back to Home Depot, got a refund, and they didn't have any other purely silicone white caulk brands in a small tube.
I went to Lowes and saw they had the same GE Silicone II in white. I asked the guy in the paint department to open it and test. This one had a little clear fluid (which I assume is part of the mix) that came out first then the while caulk came out.
So this might only be some bad packaging by GE on these tubes that went to Home Depot. I'd recommend asking someone in the paint department to open and make sure it's white before you leave the store. Thank goodness I didn't caulk everything expecting it to eventually turn white when it dried.
Other than that, the product seems to work well. It went on smoothly (no stringing). I was able to smooth with my fingertips or a tool I purchased. Seems like good stuff but can only give it a 1-star when the tubes are mis-marked and I blow 1 1/2 hours returning it and then having to go to another store to replace.
February 8, 2015