great product, but you will need a heavy duty caulk gun
February 26, 2016
I was introduced to this brand by a roofer who used the clear version of Quad caulk on his roofing jobs. This caulk is not easy to squeeze out if you have a light duty caulk gun (those that are usually sold for $5 or less). I bought the heavy duty caulk gun at the Home Depot store and I have not had this problem ever since. Cheap guns work for most caulks, but this Quad product is much thicker and needs a gun that has a lower ratio of squeeze-out, and if you have that it works really really well. The caulk retails it's color even after years after the first application, it does not shrink or crack. It's one of the best caulk I have used on my DIY doors and window replacements over the last 6 years or so.
Dries Quickly, Even Application, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, High Quality of Material, Very Adhesive
I needed a sealant to close the gaps between my vinyl siding and masonry foundation. This does the trick! Applies like a caulk, but ends up solidifying into what can only be described as a "chewing gum" consistency, although not sticky. The color matches my siding, and it went on in both cold and wet weather and that didn't impact anything.
The only downside is that this takes much longer to install than, say, a foam sealant. But the quality appears to be worth the effort.
High Quality of Material, Looks Great, fills gaps without becoming a truly hard "solid", soft final consistency for non-cracking
Difficult to Clean, takes a long time to apply
This is the best caulk for exterior applications. It literally sticks to almost anything and will not wash out with a rainfall before cured. The only down fall is that is does not clean up with water but just a little mineral spirits does the trick for clean up.
Very Adhesive, High Quality of Material, Dries Quickly
Very viscous consistency straight out of the tube. At first I thought I had purchased some old ca...
December 14, 2017
Very viscous consistency straight out of the tube. At first I thought I had purchased some old caulk but after reading other reviews I believe this product is just normally very stiff. I bought this for sealing under the mounting flanges of new windows but it is so stiff that it causes the flange to buckle between nails. Pushing on the flange helps the caulk to spread but I still ended up with a "wavy" flange. It probably would work great for applications where compression isn't necessary. It cures to a flexible, rubbery seal.
This stuff is good but you need to get used to it and use a few techniques to use it without stre...
August 29, 2019
This stuff is good but you need to get used to it and use a few techniques to use it without stressing out or making a mess. 1. You need a GOOD caulking gun. Spend the money and get one with some leverage, smooth shaft and sturdy construction. Makes it SO much easier to apply this caulk. I purchased the HDX Heavy Duty gun for just under $20. Good one for a DIY guy like me. You can spend a lot more but this one works well for me. 2. Contrary to the instructions you CAN tool this caulk. Wear disposable rubber gloves and spit on a finger before you "tool" the caulking bead. 3. Have a lot of paper towels and some mineral spirits on hand. You will need the mineral spirits to clean off your rubber gloves once in a while or things will get very sticky very quickly. A handy rag with some mineral spirits is also a great tool to have on hand for applying this caulk. 4. Once you get used to this caulk and use a good HD caulking gun you can run beads of caulk without tooling or with very little tooling. Takes some practice. 5. The bad: Cure time is WAY too long on this caulk. I recommend spending a bit more and get the "Quad Max" with a much shorter cure time. Who wants to wait 7-14 days before being able to paint on or around the caulk you just applied? 6. Advantages of this caulk is it sticks to stuff very well and is very flexible. Should last a lot longer than other caulks for outside use like around doors and windows.