Customer Reviews for Loctite PL S40 10 fl. oz. White Polyurethane Window, Door and Siding Sealant

Internet #203163736

Model #1675293

Store SKU #184282

Store SO SKU #1002244486

  • Weatherproof, permanently flexible polyurethane formula sealant
  • Designed for window, door and siding applications
  • Paintable, tear-resistant, with high durability

Customer Reviews

  • 126 Customer Reviews
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars overall
83% of customers recommended.
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Deceptive. Cure time not on tube. Takes a WHOLE WEEK to cure!
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I was looking for a premium outdoor caulk to use on the wood play set I am refurbishing for my daughter’s birthday. I settled on this caulk because it had good expansion properties and longevity, and was paintable. I paid twice the price for this sealant as some other caulks. There was no skin time or cure time on the packaging, but I was not concerned, since it said the caulk is paintable. I should have been concerned. Loctite deceptively leaves the cure time off the package, because it takes A WHOLE STINKING WEEK TO CURE. After I applied the product, it wasn’t skinning, so I had to search and search and search online to find this information buried in the tech specs (on a different webpage than the product info page). The product takes 24 hours to skin and 1 entire week before it cures and is paintable. Well, thanks Loctite for making me miss having this play set done my daughter’s birthday. Putting out a caulk that takes an extremely long 1 week to cure, but purposely leaving that information off of the product labeling, is unconscionable. Most paintable caulks are paintable in 24 hours.
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Response from Henkel CorporationAugust 31, 2020
Thank you for posting your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience and that the product did not meet you expectations. Most all polyurethane sealants take at least 7 days for full cure to occur before painting. If you would like assistance, plea call our Technical Help Line at 1-800-624-7767 so we can help.
Pretty thick and not as gummy as other sealants I have tried. So far the adhesion is good on bot...
Pretty thick and not as gummy as other sealants I have tried. So far the adhesion is good on both substrates and no leaking.
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Not for the faint of heart! This sealant bonds to Azak type PVC trim with its solvent makeup. It’...
Not for the faint of heart! This sealant bonds to Azak type PVC trim with its solvent makeup. It’s terrific to work with because of its slow curing time (7 days). But man, you have to be accurate, neat, careful when using because if you get any overage it turns ugly. Work with a can of mineral spirits and a case of paper towels. I’m happy with the results.
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I used about 12 of these on my last project. I used it anywhere there was going to be significant...
I used about 12 of these on my last project. I used it anywhere there was going to be significant exposure to moisture. It seems to stick to anything I have used it on. I have used many types of polyurethane sealants and adhesives. The adhesive types set quicker and harder, the concrete types flow slower and are harder to apply. This one applies easily and dries very flexible and tough I even used it to install go-board in a shower - really put a lot on and squeeze it out from between the joints so you are sure it has completely covered it, then knock it down with a putty knife. It flows ok with the putty knife. (don't leave any high points, they cannot be removed). There are a couple of drawbacks, the first one is that it takes several days to set properly, the second is that it cannot be cleaned off non-porous surfaces, if you get it on something, wipe it off, that's about the only choice.
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This stuff wears like iron
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Value :
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First, the cons. 1. This stuff is extremely hard to work with. It forms and feels like glue. Silicone is easy to work with a wet rag or even a damp finger. Not with this stuff. It will stay sticky on your hands for days. 2. Seven day cure time. 7 days!!! Now, the pros. 1. This stuff lasts and lasts. I've been a homeowner since the early 90's. I've tried silicone and latex calks. They are pure garbage. Even with the right prep, they just can't handle the wear and tear of being outside. PL S40 wears like iron. I don't know the life expectancy, but it's greater than 8 years and I would estimate closer to 12. I've never seen it fail, or even think of failing. Amazing stuff!! I just finished a restoration of an 85 year old wood garage door. 40 panels later, and I'm fully confident that door will good for the next 10-15 years based on my prior experience with this product. Do it once. Do it right. Use Loctite PL.
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Don't get this on your hands. It works really well...
Don't get this on your hands. It works really well
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This sealant is very durable and it can be painted....
This sealant is very durable and it can be painted. However it sets up to a curdle very fast and is hard to apply and get a smooth finish look. The durability and high quality seal maybe worth the application issues especially where access heat and elements are a factor. I will continue to use this product because it sticks very well and does not shrink or crack or separate from the two surfaces it bridges Fiji692
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Product was either old or something. Did not flow well...
Product was either old or something. Did not flow well at all
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Response from Henkel CorporationNovember 16, 2020
Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that our product was not easy to dispense. What you described is not characteristic of this product and sounds like you may have purchased product that was expired or close to expiration. The shelf life of this product is 12 months from date of manufacture. Lot code information can be found on the bottom of the tube. As with all items sold through retailers, a defective or expired product should be returned to the place of purchase for exchange or refund. These stores do receive credit from Loctite for returning defective but more important the store needs to know.
It was great the best...
It was great the best
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