Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120)

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Color : BROWN
Size : 10.1OZ
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  • Caulk Sealant Material: Acrylic Latex
  • Product Type: Caulk
  • Color: Brown
  • Container Size: 10.1 oz.
  • Coverage: 56 linear ft.
  • VOC Level: Low VOC
  • Mold and Mildew Resistant: Yes
  • Paintable: Yes
  • Moisture Resistant: Yes
  • Fire and High Heat Resistant: Yes
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor


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Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120)
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (18)
  • Smooth trigger (14)
  • Even paint distribution (11)
  • Ergonomic grip (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small areas (16)
  • Detailed work (15)
  • Large areas (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Alex Plus is my first choice

Alex Plus has been my first choice all-purpose caulk for decades, first in New Jersey where rain and humidity where the primary exterior challenges, and now in north-central Nebraska where temperature extremes and intense...Read complete review

Alex Plus has been my first choice all-purpose caulk for decades, first in New Jersey where rain and humidity where the primary exterior challenges, and now in north-central Nebraska where temperature extremes and intense sun are the challenges. I consistently get excellent results. My first and most often repeated lesson as an apprentice was, "Understand your medium." Wood moves. Some species more than others. Some environmental conditions cause more movement than others. That's the basic understanding the wood medium part. Caulks dry differently, adhere differently, and harden or remain flexible differently. As long as one understands and selects the right medium for the job, and matches media that are complementary, there will be success. But when one attempts to bind up a board and batten wall with caulk, for instance, product failure and dissatisfaction are bound to follow. The board and batten system was designed to accommodate the movement of the wide boards, so let them move, or find a caulk that cures with the elasticity of a glob of chewing gum on hot pavement.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excitement to frustration.

I was excited to get this product for sealing around my exterior home; window, trim, etc. Excellent flexibility (I need that for cedar siding!), adheres to wide range of surfaces,...Read complete review

I was excited to get this product for sealing around my exterior home; window, trim, etc. Excellent flexibility (I need that for cedar siding!), adheres to wide range of surfaces, shrinks less (in my opinion it shouldn't shrink at all), waterproof (oh, a must --- I live in the Pacific NW!), etc. What could be wrong about this product? Oh, joy! Grinch time --- there it is in small print in 2 different sections; "Caulk ...dries clear in 7 - 14 days" and "Allow to dry clear before painting" (Seriously? 14 days?). So, when it is cured, it is clear. In 14 days. Really?!?! But the real kicker is "Don't apply when rain/freezing temps, are forecasted before full cure can occur." And, based on their label, that is 7 to 14 days. So, if there is a chance of rain within 2 weeks and you want to caulk, seal, and paint your home --- don't buy this product. Wishing now I would have purchased the "....paint within 30 minutes. Can apply in rain..." alternative brand. :(

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5.0

I would buy this again!

By Max

from Winnipeg, Canada

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Smooth Trigger

Cons

  • It is not sticky enough to apply top of jamb

Best Uses

  • Small Areas

Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

It has no ordor and very smooth, great features!!
I will never buy ordinary silicon again and will buy this one again and again! So smooth for finishing trimming!
I live in Canada, temperteture is already -10 C but it still works!!!!! Amazing

 
5.0

ALEX plus Silicone Caulk

By Bat house girl

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Smoothly adheres to sights, quickly dries
  • Smooth Trigger

Cons

  • Must add mor than expected to sight

Best Uses

  • Bat houseshouses
  • Detailed Work
  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

I use this for quickly making 100's of bat houses in 4-5 hours, or others making them. It must be carefully watched to ensure all crevices are filled, otherwise there are big gaps.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Would use again

By Paulzie32

from Tampa, Fl

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • fine tip is easy to create
  • Stays White

Cons

  • Need to reapply as it cracked the first time

Best Uses

  • Detailed Work

Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

I use DAP Products often and used this one to seal a seams on White gutters around the house. One of the seams continued to leak 2 days after drying. I reapplied and it seems ok now... It could have been how I initially applied it, but time will tell. Seems good though

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Next time I need Silicone I will buy this again

By Mile High Thomas

from Denver, Co

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Detailed Work
  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

Easy to apply and paintable. It is a bit messy, but it is easy to clean. you may have better luck with the mess part than me, as I am always a bit of a mess. The paint adhered evenly which was nice too.

 
5.0

Top Quality Product Delivers!

By repair in a flash

from St Louis, mo

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to work with for a caulk, distributes evenl

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

    To begin the DAP Alex Plus Caulk is by far a better product than any I have previously used of a Dap brand or other brands. I would definitely purchase this product and I was aware of if before I tried it, but hadn't used because I didn't think the "Plus" aspect of the product would make a difference, it did. The product was very easy to work with from cutting the tip to size., using to clean up while in uses and after, I was please at the quality and ease of use. I would highly recommend this product, DAP Alex Plus Caulk, mostly for ease of using and over all quality of seal and look provided.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got the job done, I'd buy it again

    By Kevin with cheeks

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Smooth Trigger

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

    I used this to replace some old nasty caulk in my shower, and I was pleased with the outcome. I then put some around the cracks on the outside of my back door, and it worked just as well there. That one was nice bc I was able to paint it to blend in, and I don't have to worry about the crazy weather we get here ruining it. I'd like to keep
    Some of this stuff on hand, good stuff.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ALEX PLUS Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone is the best caul

    By Steely

    from La Grande Oregon

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Smooth Trigger

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

      ALEX PLUS Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone is excellent caulking. It spreads easily and fills cracks better than other caulking. Cleans up with water. I highly recommend it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent adhesion. Easy clean up. No complaints!

      By H2Oh

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy to work with.
      • Flows easily.

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

        I've used a lot of caulking sealants in the past. Most are adequate, but can be a little messy. This one has a nice flow to it without being too runny. I find some are either too thick or too thing. Forgive the Goldie Locks reference, but this one is just right. I can't comment on if it can be painted easily, but the white is a nice clean bright white. It's forgiving when pushed into cracks with a fingertip and smooths out nicely. Drying time was fine, although not fast. It maintains a little flexibility so I expect will last many years. Definitely recommended.

         
        5.0

        Power of Silicone, Easy of Acrylic... Great combo!!!

        By Jon Merr

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Doors
          • Exterior
          • Small Cracks
          • Windows

          Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

          I love this product! Typically silicone can be hard to work with, but this combination of materials that make up this sealant are outstanding.

          I used this around my exterior windows and doors (just moved into a new house) and wanted to not only weatherize them but also keep the bugs out. This product worked great, not only in its coverage, but also its application and cleanup (for the times I over applied).

          Greatest part about the product... the lifetime on it! Silicone based material will last!

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Aduke

          from San antonio tx

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Smooth Trigger

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

            I lobe how easy it is to use dap. I have recommended to several people.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works better than expected

            By Tom In FL

            from St Petersburg, FL

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

              I had a couple of windows that had developed large gaps. I was concerned that if the caulk would shrink too much it would pull away and wouldn't work. The gaps were slightly larger than recommended by most caulks. The DAP product filled easily. It painted well and now after a couple of weeks there is no sign of leakage. I got this tube as a sample, but it is now my go to caulk.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              alex latex caulk

              By bob

              from pittsburgh pa

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Smooth Trigger

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Areas

                Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                very smooth and easy to apply. compared to other products celan up was much quicker. I would purchase this product in the future

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding Caulk!

                By Mark in Texas

                from Buna, Texas

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Ergonomic Grip
                • Even Paint Distribution
                • Smooth Trigger

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                  I used this caulk a day or so after receiving it in the mail. I found it easy to use, neat and no trouble to hold or dispense. After setting, it seems strong and should last for years. Great product!

                   
                  4.0

                  Worked fine for my purposes.

                  By das

                  from Upstate NY

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                      I bought DAP Alex Plus in brown to seal my attic floor cracks and wall seams. I am very happy with product. I did my first work some 3 years ago and it is still in fine condition. May review again when I finally get around to painting the attic.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I trust this product

                      By Jack Straw

                      from Oswego, New York

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Smooth Trigger

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Detailed Work
                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                        I have had nothing but success with this product. Part of that success is using it as intended as specified on the tube. Joint fill is only as good as your preparation of surfaces. Clean,dry surfaces no more than a 1/2" applied at at the appropriate temperature and humidity. It's really that easy. I will continue to have success with this product for years to come.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Bill

                        from San diego

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Ergonomic Grip
                        • Even Paint Distribution
                        • Smooth Trigger

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Detailed Work
                          • Large Areas
                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                          When I paint

                          (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Dissapointed in the clear Alex

                          By The boat guy

                          from Cape Cod, MA

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                          I have tried over 20 tubes on my greenhouse windows only to have to dig out and replace what I did one month ago

                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          pretty good stuff

                          By carpenter

                          from vermont

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Detailed Work
                              • Small Areas

                              Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                              This is a very good product.
                              It should be know that in the instructions it says there is a 10 minute tooling time. That doesn't work for me. at room temperature I'll run about 10' of of a straight bead, less for more detailed work, before tooling it. Once even a slight skin has formed you wont get a nice clean face.
                              For deep cracks I recommend not filing the whole void, fill less than a 1/4" or so if you can. This will greatly reduce the amount of shrinkage you'll get. If you want to fill deep voids plan on doing 2 or more coats with a day or more dry time between them.

                              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love this product

                              By justme

                              from florida

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Clean
                              • Ergonomic Grip
                              • Even Paint Distribution
                              • Smooth Trigger

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Detailed Work
                                • Large Areas
                                • Small Areas

                                Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                Love this product didn't want to use anything else but all i could remember was DAP and Alex, glad i found it here, on my way to ace hardware

                                (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Alex Plus is my first choice

                                By Drew

                                from Emmet, Nebraska

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Clean
                                • Even Paint Distribution
                                • Smooth Trigger
                                • Tools easily and accurately

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Detailed Work
                                  • Large Areas
                                  • Small Areas

                                  Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                  Alex Plus has been my first choice all-purpose caulk for decades, first in New Jersey where rain and humidity where the primary exterior challenges, and now in north-central Nebraska where temperature extremes and intense sun are the challenges. I consistently get excellent results. My first and most often repeated lesson as an apprentice was, "Understand your medium." Wood moves. Some species more than others. Some environmental conditions cause more movement than others. That's the basic understanding the wood medium part. Caulks dry differently, adhere differently, and harden or remain flexible differently. As long as one understands and selects the right medium for the job, and matches media that are complementary, there will be success. But when one attempts to bind up a board and batten wall with caulk, for instance, product failure and dissatisfaction are bound to follow. The board and batten system was designed to accommodate the movement of the wide boards, so let them move, or find a caulk that cures with the elasticity of a glob of chewing gum on hot pavement.

                                  (17 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By Common Sense

                                  from Seattle

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Clean
                                  • Smooth Trigger

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                      How about you other reviewers stop trying to use a basic multi-purpose painters caulking because you are too cheap to buy higher end DAP products designed for siding. Also, try prepping your walls first. Did you even remove the old paint or caulk?

                                      And Norm, how about not being dense and use white if you had planned to paint or a fast dry sealant. Stop blaming the caulk for your stupidity!

                                      (7 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I have built a 10' giraffe with Alex Plus Caulk Plus

                                      By Alex the 10' giraffe - Owner Kathi

                                      from Garber, OK

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Pros

                                      • Even Paint Distribution
                                      • Smooth Trigger

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                        My friends said I couldn't have a giraffe. So I just decided to build a 10' giraffe.

                                        I have used SEVERAL tubes of Alex Plus chalking so I named my giraffe "Alex", I'm actually on my 4th case of Alex Plus caulking. He is so awesome.

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        what happen to brillant white

                                        By GC

                                        from USA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Clean
                                        • Ergonomic Grip
                                        • Even Paint Distribution
                                        • Smooth Trigger

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Detailed Work
                                          • Large Areas
                                          • Small Areas

                                          Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                          The white color dries light gray not white. The brilliant white dries white. Do away with white and only make brilliant white. If looking to save cash.

                                          (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Disappointing, ruined our whole paint job

                                          By J

                                          from Blackhill South Dakota

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Cracks

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                              Applied to seams on a board and batten exterior of an older house doing one wall at a time have not even finished the project and caulking on the first walls have allready started to crack and pull apart. It has ruined the entire paint job

                                              (16 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Excitement to frustration.

                                              By Norm

                                              from Seattle

                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                              Comments about Dap Alex Plus 10.1oz Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone in Brown (18120):

                                              I was excited to get this product for sealing around my exterior home; window, trim, etc. Excellent flexibility (I need that for cedar siding!), adheres to wide range of surfaces, shrinks less (in my opinion it shouldn't shrink at all), waterproof (oh, a must --- I live in the Pacific NW!), etc. What could be wrong about this product? Oh, joy! Grinch time --- there it is in small print in 2 different sections; "Caulk ...dries clear in 7 - 14 days" and "Allow to dry clear before painting" (Seriously? 14 days?). So, when it is cured, it is clear. In 14 days. Really?!?! But the real kicker is "Don't apply when rain/freezing temps, are forecasted before full cure can occur." And, based on their label, that is 7 to 14 days. So, if there is a chance of rain within 2 weeks and you want to caulk, seal, and paint your home --- don't buy this product. Wishing now I would have purchased the "....paint within 30 minutes. Can apply in rain..." alternative brand. :(

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