June 26, 2008

GE Caulk Singles

caulk_singles.jpgUPDATE: Get a sample Caulk Single by filling out this quick form. The Caulk Single website is here.

Until now, there was no such thing as "using just a little caulk." What would happen is you would cut the tube open, use what you need, and then maybe shove a drywall screw in the opening or if you were really with it, you'd wrap the end with kitchen wrap. It really didn't matter, because either way the tube would end up in the basement for the next 12 months until it got hard as a stone and you needed it again and you're off to the store to get a new one.

But those days might be over, thanks to GE. Their new Caulk Singles are single serve, disposable caulk tubes that don't even need a caulking gun. GE says that they can be applied with one hand.

The singles are currently available in three varieties; clear silicone, white silicone, and paintable acrylic. According to their website, one pouch is enough for a sink, two are needed for a window, and three are needed for a door. If you need more than that, just go and buy a caulking gun.

This is a nice product for someone who wants to touch up the caulking around the sink or otherwise do a little amount of caulking without any hassle (or caulking guns). It looks like they cost around $2.50 for a 1.25oz pack. When you consider that a 10oz tube of caulk costs about five or six dollars, it becomes clear that convenience isn't cheap.

At Lowe's

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at June 26, 2008 5:00 AM
Recent Comments

We've never tried them, they've just barely hit the market. But you can go to their website and get a free sample via mail. We just updated the article to include the link to their site. --Tool Snob

Posted by: Tool Snob at June 27, 2008 4:24 PM

Okay - finally a way to caulk the bathtub instead of lugging out the giant caulking gun. Have you tried these? Do they work well?

Posted by: Jay Brewer at June 27, 2008 9:12 AM
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