What You Need to Know About Caulk
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- Keep caulking compounds away from children and pets.
- Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use when working with caulk.
- Use caulking products in a well-ventilated area.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after handling caulking compounds.
This Really Happened
A man came to an ER and reported that he'd been working with caulk earlier that day and had gotten some on his hands. He hadn't washed his hands well afterward and, when he put his contact lenses in, he developed some eye irritation. Both eyes were red, and his eyelids were a bit swollen. He also had some pain when he opened his eyes.
A nurse in the ER called Poison Control for treatment recommendations. Poison Control investigated the product and determined that the caulk was irritating and that it could cause scratches on the surface of the eye due to its gritty texture.
Fortunately, the eye exam performed in the ER did not show any scratches or other eye injuries. It did, however, show a lot of inflammation and irritation. The man was discharged home with an antibiotic ointment to apply to his eyes for several days.
For More Information
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building materials [internet]. Washington DC: Environmental Protection Agency; 2016. [accessed Nov 20, 2016]
Caulk buying guide [internet]. Mooresville NC: Lowe’s; 2016. [accessed Nov 20, 2016]
ToxFAQs for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) [internet]. Atlanta GA: Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR); 2014. [accessed Nov 30, 2016].
Brown KW, Minegishi T, Cummiskey CC, Fragala MA, Hartman R, MacIntosh DL. PCB remediation in schools: a review. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2016;23:1986-97.
Herrick RF, Stewart JH, Allen JG. Review of PCBs in US schools: a brief history, an estimate of the number of impacted schools, and an approach for evaluating indoor air samples. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2016;23:1975-85.Sours: https://www.poison.org/articles/caulk-164
How to Remove and Apply Caulks and Sealants Smoothly
The Secret to Getting Smooth Joints on Countertops, Bathtubs and More
Currently, BeadTammer, the product shown in the video is unavailable. This is a replacement product ~ Ron CAULK-EZ EZ-4 Caulk Spray Can with Nozzle, Transparent, 2.5 oz
Removing Old Caulk
For my money, the best way to remove old caulk is by cutting it away with a sharp utility knife. You'll want to make two cuts — one, horizontal and one, vertical. This way you can simply lift out much of the old material in a single piece.Next, use a razor blade-style scraper to remove any portion of the old bead still clinging to the surface. This foam sealant remover does a great job of loosening anything that's still left. Just brush it on and wait a few minutes. It works by actually breaking down the bond between the caulk and the surface below. For a final cleaning, a non-metallic abrasive pad like this, does a good job — followed by a wipe with a clean cloth or a paper towel.
Preparing the Surface
Pour some household bleach into a plastic or glass container and brush it into the joint to kill any lingering mildew or mold spores. Let the surface dry thoroughly. Well, we've done a good job of getting the old caulk out and cleaning and preparing the surface.
Applying the New Sealant
Now it's time to put the new caulk in. There are four important steps to getting a professional job. Step one, use the right material.Silicone is my choice for most kitchen and bathroom jobs. This one contains a mold and mildew inhibitor. Cut the tape or tip of the cartridge, just large enough to fill the joint. Using a sharp utility knife, slice on an angle along one of the premarked lines. Many caulking guns have a built-in piercing tool for puncturing the seal at the base of the nozzle. Or you might just try this nifty tip cutter. It adjusts to three different bead sizes. Just slip it over the end of the nozzle and press. The piercing tool folds out from the side of the case. Place the tip of the nozzle into the corner and squeeze the trigger slowly and evenly. Pull the caulking gun toward you and lay down a uniform bead, just large enough to fill the joint.
Smoothing the Joint
Now the fourth and final step to getting a really professional caulking joint is a process called tooling. What you do is take your finger or a tool like this and draw it along the caulking bead. Now, you can see I was really careful putting this in, but there are some spots here where it kind of got caught up on the tile joint, little bumps. The idea here is to smooth that all out. But before you start either with your finger or the tool, spray on some of this. This one-of-a-kind product is called GE Caulk Smoother. It's sprayed on the joint before tooling and lubricates the surface of the silicone, allowing your finger to glide along evenly, leaving behind a perfectly smooth joint. The solution also keeps excess caulk from sticking to surrounding surfaces as well as your skin. This smoothing tool, used in combination with Caulk Smoother also works well and produces a slightly narrower bead than your finger.
Polyseamseal, All Purpose Caulk Sealant, Almond, 10 oz.
Loctite Polyseamseal All Purpose Adhesive Caulk is formulated for sealing most indoor projects in and around the house. The Seal & Bond technology provides increased durability for a long lasting, flexible seal. Loctite Polyseamseal All Purpose is easy to apply and tool and the cured product is weather-resistant, mold and mildew resistant and paintable in 40 minutes.
- 2-in-1 product - Possesses both bonding and sealing capabilities
- Permanently flexible and durable - Long lasting, professional finish
- Mold & mildew resistant - Inhibits mold & mildew growth
- Easy clean up - Uncured adhesive cleans up easily with soap and water
- Water-resistant - Ideal for humid or steamy areas
- Paintable and durable - Long lasting, professional finish
- Water-based adhesive - Low odor, non-flammable
- Bonds to almost any surface including wood, concrete, metal, ceramic, drywall, plaster, tiles and much more
- Loctite Polyseamseal All-Purpose was designed to be a multiple use adhesive and caulk. It can be used for almost any household or remodeling project
- It can even help to lower energy costs by sealing air leaks around windows and door sand other utility and plumbing penetrations
- Use for gluing loose molding or tiles, securing backsplashes, setting sinks and even repairing or concealing small cracks in plaster, drywall or around molding and baseboards
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