Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LCN Not the best product to use
I had used another product yesterday and ran a little short. I decided to try this product. As can be seen in the photo the color isn't close. It is very sticky. It is the consistency of cake frosting. I used a tuck pointing tool to smooth the material by shimming the tool back and forth to smooth out the product. It's is so thick, it does stay on a vertical surface. See photo. I got on line prior to the purchase to find out the maximum width and depth. Coundn't find it. No mention on the tube. It refer's you to the web site which is very poor for finding info. This should be on the tube.
I would not use this product for this use again
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Guy Don't use if you want something that looks like mortar
We recently had some work done at our house and the contractor used this product to fill a groove he cut in the mortar of our brick front walk to run an electric wire through. The product doesn't look like mortar and doesn't match the color of the mortar.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jjjj Great product, follow the directions
This stuff is great--don't listen to the negative reviews here. Yes, you should wear gloves. Yes, this product comes in one color which does not magically match the color of your house. Yes, it's thick and gooey. All that being said it does the job well. So far the stuff I put on last year is holding like i put it on yesterday. Your caulk gun should be pretty heavy duty (like an $8 gun instead of a $2 gun.) I use a tool for caulk to help work it in the crack, sometimes a small metal tuck-pointing tool.
October 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarrior I see both sides, but
As one reviewer stated, this isn't silicon caulk. You need the right tools, training and determine your acceptable outcome for every job. The mortar fix is much stickier and harder to work with than silicon caulk, however, it's quicker and easier than a full fledged tuckpointing re-mortar job.
With patience, the right cut on your tube end, and maybe a tuck pointer anyone can use this. You then let it dry, take some of the old grout (biggest piece you can find) to color match. HD gave me a 7.5 oz paint/primer in one batch and it turned out perfectly. Does it match a perfect tuckpointing mortar job? no, but for quick and easy, yes.
May 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Segal Horrible product all around!
Like one reviewer stated, the finished product doesn't look like or even resemble the color of any concrete or mortar I have worked with. It looks like light grey plastic! While color is one thing, the worst part is that this stuff comes out of the tube in a gummy stringy mess that is impossible to apply tool and smooth over with a wet finger or even a floating instrument without dragging it around into what looks like a mess of used bubble gum. And finally, this stuff doesn't become tack free until at least 24 hours later (even though the tube states 6 hours!). To add insult to injury, get this- The caulk starts to BUBBLE in certain areas. The manufacturer would probably say that moisture was present when I applied it, but I applied it to a bone dry surface. I just think that the uncured caulk underneath blisters or pushes the top skimmed layer up while it's drying. Ripping this stuff out is no picnic either. It is messier than any caulk I've ever used!!!!! What a HUGE waste of money!
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by default excellen!
This is the best mortar filler I have used so far trying at least 3 other cheaper products from HD. It needs extra attention while applying but after it dries it gives very reliable bound that has a heavy duty rubber like look and feel. I found that the best way to blend it in and clean it from surrounding bricks is to use non-woven quick strip disc on a drill that makes it possible to grind it down to a desired depth and texture.
December 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carl junk - looks like used gum stuck on my wall
This product is awful - a waste of money. It's stringy, so it gets everywhere, and tough to make stick to existing mortar. Once it's on , it looks like used gum was stuck into the cracks. The color and texture don't look like concrete or mortar. It looks so bad I think I may have to scrape or grind it out .
As another negative, the tip is so long that you need to cut off a big piece of it to get a regular caulk-gun's tool to puncture the seal.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LetsDoIt It's a fine professional product
It works very well. When I say it is a professional product I mean it works very well when applied properly. Tape areas you don't want to stain, wear plastic gloves, apply a consistent bead, use backer rod when required. It does not apply as easily as silicon. It is meant for a different application. And yes, it cannot magically match every shade of mortar known to man.
December 4, 2012