spakel or silicone?

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Forum topic by SuperDave02 posted 10-17-2010 01:20 PM 4258 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2010 01:20 PM

I just built some “painted” buillt in book cases around my sliding glass doors, and because the sheetrock is not striaght there are some gaps that are easily seen. If i used silicone at only about a dollar a tube, would it be just as good as if I used the spakel which is over 7 dollars a tube?

-- David South FLorida

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 01:41 PM

The silicone will flex with the seasons. Just be sure it is the paintable type of caulking.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 03:12 PM

Don’t skimp to save a dollar. By the most expensive (best) paintable caulk you can get. It shouldn’t be more than $4-$5 and should last forever.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 05:48 PM

Cessna and Ger21 are correct I should have clarified my statement on silicone. Besides you don’t want it around anything you are finishing.

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