Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sandiegohaunted Decent product
I resealed the base of an old toilet to test out the product and get a feel for how it works. The flow is consistent for the first half of the can, about half way through it starts to lose it's momentum. It doesn't finger smooth easy, like conventional caulk.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roger So easy even a caveman can use it :-)
I was tired of bulky caulking guns for small bathroom jobs. Also leftover caulk almost always went waste once the job was done. I am really happy with WHITE UCAN SEAL. It is easy to use, just flip to open and press the flap and the caulking is done. Loved it and My wife was more than happy to help me finish the caulking using White ucan :-) Good product.
January 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Caulk Is Great, Dispenser Is Frustrating!
I have mixed feelings about this caulk. I like the caulking - it is odorless, remains flexible, and the matte finish makes a good surface for paint. However, I was disappointed in the performance of the canister applicator/dispenser. I was excited to try the pressurized can so I would not have to mess with bulky caulk guns or try to maintain consistent pressure on a tube.
The instructions consist only of a few pictures as shown in my photo. Sounds simple, but I had a terrible time getting the caulk to start flowing. The slider setting has minimum and maximum - I kept trying both, kept going back and forth, but nothing would come out. I did discover that if I held up the squeeze trigger, then moved the slider to Max, that it would sometimes work, but I could not get it to work on Min. I'm not sure if these selections are for the size of the caulk stream or the speed at which it flows. I do know that at the Max setting you have to be a speed-caulker, which I am not!)
I first tried it 4 days ago, then put the cap on. The cap seems to keep it from drying up for that period of time, but not sure how long it would last without drying up in the nozzle as most caulks tend to do. After 4 days, it appear that it did got a bit thick at the beginning of the nozzle. The first half inch came out, then it sort of gushed out a very liquidly glob before continuing -as you can see in my photo. By the third try, I did get a thinner line, but not sure how that happened.
The dispenser idea is nice, but I think the it needs some improvements to get it to perform in a consistent manner. When I caulk, I prefer to have more control over the results. I would certainly buy this caulking if available in a regular tube, though.
Additional note: While taking photos for this review, I thought I'd show the cap, so I pulled on the snug-fitting little red cap, and the entire nozzle came off of the can instead (see photo). If this happens, you can clean out the nozzle and snap it back in as I did. Always make sure you turn the setting to OFF position after use!
June 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez Great for small jobs
This is a great idea and is good for a homeowner that has a small job to do. It's easy to set up and has good control of the flow of caulk in that when you let go of the trigger the caulk stops immediately and there's no overflow like you have with a normal caulk gun. You cannot change the size of the tip so you only have one option of how much caulk comes out at any time.
It's easy to store and re-use though I don't know how long it will keep once you open it.
There's not a huge amount of caulk in here so you wouldn't want to use this for a whole room as that would get expensive.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeFromOH Pretty Good
I like the idea of not having to use a caulk gun. The one thing I really like is when you release the trigger the flow stops immediately as opposed to caulk guns where the caulk continues to come out even after releasing and unlocking the trigger. The caulk itself has a nice consistency. I also like that you don't have to pierce the tube or cut the nozzle. It's already cut, however, in situations when you may need a smaller size bead you don't have that option. It has a minimum and maximum flow control but I could not get it to come out on the min. setting and would barely come out at any other setting other than full maximum which in some cases would be too strong of a flow. For me this would not be the end of owning a caulk gun but I could see using this type in certain situations.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark convenient sealant
I needed to seal a very hard to reach space so I tried this product. The nozzle was still a bit short so I attached a straw and it worked perfectly. After that, I used the product to seal up some a/c vents. It was very easy to adjust the flow and then you just press the lever to dispense the product. Because the can is pressurized, its easier to get a consistent bead than the small tubes you squeeze by hand. This product is a good alternative to the traditional caulking gun.
December 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vgvg1 Convenient, good for small jobs
This seemed to be a good caulk. The manufacturer claims it is mold and mildew resistant, but only time will tell. The best part of this caulk is that I didn't need to have a caulking gun. It was a little bit tricky getting a neat and smooth line. Also the design of the dispenser tip could be better. Overall, I would recommend this product for small jobs.
February 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ColoradoHermit Couldn't get it to work
I've had a couple of these out in my shop for several months waiting for something to use them on. I originally got them for sealing gaps in the siding on my mobile home. I didn't know until I got it that its not made for outside use. So I've been waiting for something inside that I could use it on.
I finally had something come up that I could use it on and thought All Right! Finally I can see how well these work. They didn't. I tell you it was a big let down to finally have something that I could use this for, and the thing didn't work. It cant be any simpler to use the thing. Pull out the little tab that shows it's still new, slide the locking thing over to open, and squeeze the leaver like a trigger and that's when the calking is supposed to come out. When I squeezed the leaver on mine, nothing happened. It was nice and warm so the calk wasn't stiff from cold, it hadn't been in my shop all that long, or long enough to of got frozen in the winter. All I can think of is what ever pressurized the can or tube was either faulty or bled off some how.
Since I couldn't get it to work I felt that I should at least give it 2 stars. I was going to give it just one but that didn't feel right since I couldn't find out how or if the calking itself was any good or not.
July 31, 2014