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I've just had a new extension built so have newly boarded and skimmed walls and new mdf skirtings.What is a good caulk 3to use to seal any gaps without shrinking or crazing/cracking the paint?I'll probably be using an acrylic primer and bedec satin topcoat.Preferably a caulk thats available from screwfix or toolstation.


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Go with the No-nonsense Caulk then as it's got over 400 reviews at 4.5 stars. An acrylic primer and bedec will cover it well anyway.


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No Nonsense is actually quite good I find. Pity they don't do larger tubes.

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Never tried it but seems well recommended. Cannot for the life of me understand why the smaller tube is cheaper though?


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https://www.everbuild.co.uk/product/caulk-once/

Great stuff can get from toolstation and screwfix.

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multiman wrote:
https://www.everbuild.co.uk/product/caulk-once/

Great stuff can get from toolstation and screwfix.

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Disagree. that everbuild stuff is sloppy and crazes any paint that's applied over it.

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https://www.everbuild.co.uk/product/caulk-once/

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Disagree. that everbuild stuff is sloppy and crazes any paint that's applied over it.
Never had that issue myself but fair enough

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Fat Hog now do one in a black tube which I quite like.

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I found Everbuild 125 quite good. :scratch:

A lot of decorators raved about Den Braven caulk, but I never cared. or it. Crown caulk seems good, if a tad heavy.

The real trick with any caulk is for it to dry overnight before painting. Sometimes BIN caulk to stop crazing. Works on the cheapest brands.

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Been using Geocel contractors caulk today, a builder mate gave me a few tubes to try and fair play it's good stuff, goes off pretty quick.


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Isn't Geocel the £7.00 a tube caulk? :shock:

Or is the contractors caulk different from the one I'm thinking of? :scratch:

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dynamod wrote:
I found Everbuild 125 quite good. :scratch:

A lot of decorators raved about Den Braven caulk, but I never cared. or it. Crown caulk seems good, if a tad heavy.

The real trick with any caulk is for it to dry overnight before painting. Sometimes BIN caulk to stop crazing. Works on the cheapest brands.


used that caulk on 2 pccassions and found it rubbish.

generally i use the green geocel or fathog.

i would use this https://www.siroflex.co.uk/en-gb/instan ... ble-caulk/ more if it came out the tube better. you can cover in minutes and i like the way it spreads with a wet finger. been back to see where i used in 6 months ago and no problems at all , looks tidy. so much quicker.


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Agreed on the Siroflex. Good gear :thumbright:

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dynamod wrote:
Isn't Geocel the £7.00 a tube caulk? :shock:

Or is the contractors caulk different from the one I'm thinking of? :scratch:


The contractors caulk, it's about £3 in Travis Perkins.


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Think it might have been Painters Mate that's the dear one.

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