August 11, 2008

Red Devil Create-A-Color Caulk

red_devil_caulk_mixer.jpgWe saw this in the latest issue of This Old House and thought we'd give it a mention. Up until now, you could purchase colored caulk, but if you wanted anything other than the most basic colors, you either had a big search in front of you or you were simply out of luck. Now, with Red Devil's Create-A-Color Caulk, you can tint your caulk with any color paint that you want.

The Create-A-Color system comes with a mixer, a syringe, and a tube of the tintable caulk. Apparently, all you have to do is take an amount of whatever paint you're going to use, add it to the tube of caulk and mix. It sounds easy, but once we got a look at the mixer, we started to wonder exactly how easy mixing the color into the caulk really is. The mixer sits on the end of the tube of caulk and has a plunger that supposedly mixes the color into the paint. We're not sure if the tintable caulk is looser than normal caulk, but we can't imagine the effort involved in mixing a little bit of paint into a tube of caulk and creating an even color.

But still, we're never tried it and are willing to give Red Devil the benefit of the doubt here. Check out their site for yourself here.

The Create-A-Color Caulk System is available in a few different ways. There is a professional grade mixer for about $100 and a standard mixer for about $30. It looks like the major difference is that the pro one is metal and the other is plastic. Tubes of the tintable caulk are around $5 each.

Pro-Grade Mixer at Amazon.com
Standard Mixer at Amazon.com
Tintable Caulk at Amazon.com

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at August 11, 2008 5:48 AM

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