About Caulk & Sealants
If you’ve noticed a crack between your shower tile or a slight gap where your window frame meets the wall, chances are you could use some caulk. Caulk is a pliable, waterproof adhesive used to fill crevices. Made in several varieties including latex, acrylic and silicone they type of caulk you select is generally determined by the type of conditions it will have to withstand along with your preferences.
Often easier to sand, paint and stain, acrylic caulk tends to blend in well with the materials surrounding it. Silicone caulk, however, is more flexible and because of this wears longer in many different environments. And as formulas improve over time, you’ll find many paintable varieties exist in the market today.
Though there are squeezable tubes of caulk available, the cleanest application possible can be achieved with the help of caulk guns. Caulk guns are designed to help provide more control over both the flow and application of caulk. For more advice on caulk and caulking tools visit your local Ace.