LATEX WITH ACRYLIC CAULK
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Adhesives, Patches, Caulk, Lubricants Section
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LATEX WITH ACRYLIC CAULK

NOTE: Before applying any caulk, scrape the joint clean.

Description: This comes in cartridge form. The cartridges are loaded in a caulking gun, which dispenses it. It is available in a variety of colors.

Buying information: This is a medium-priced caulk that is very popular for general use, such as sealing around windows and doors. It is also good for sealing the joint between tub and wall. Note that many caulks are labeled latex but contain no acrylic, which is an important ingredient.

How-to hints: A common mistake is to make too large a hole in the cartridge spout, resulting in dispensing too large a bead of caulking.

A good trick for making an even, neat line in the tub/wall joint is to lay down two parallel strips of masking tape, one on the tub and one on the wall, about a half inch apart. Extrude the bead of caulk between the tape strips, then use a finger wrapped in thin plastic that has been dampened to form the bead. Once the bead is formed, immediately strip off the tape.


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ADHESIVES, PATCHERS, CAULK, LUBRICANTS
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Adhesives
Caulk
Flashing
Glass
Lubricants
Patchers
Plastics
Roofing Cement
Tapes
Wedges

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