Application accessories for the perfect caulking job

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Caulking accessories allow you to successfully complete almost any sealing job regardless of how difficult to reach or see.

Some of the more common caulking accessories include:

Caulk Guns –  A caulking gun is used in the application of caulk. Most caulking guns are shells that hold a caulk tube and allow pressure to be controlled by the user through a trigger-like handle. Whether you opt for a basic model or  a fancy electric model, using a caulking gun can take a little practice. However, almost everyone can pick up the basic technique.  Of course, we think you can find a fine one right here.

Extension Nozzles – Nozzles are made with a bend built right into them that allows application of sealants or caulks to places standard nozzles can’t reach.  You will find a good example here.

Flex Nozzles –  The flexible design of this particular kind of extension nozzle allows adjustments to create a bend or extend length. You can adjust a flex nozzle to bend to access behind or into recesses, create odd bends, 180 degree bends, S-bends, and can expand and contract to lengthen or shorten tube from 6″ up to 12″ in length.  You can see some here.

Caulking Gun Light – This ingenious accessory collars the working end of your caulking barrel to directly illuminate your work area for over 48 continuous hours. It is constructed of strong webbing with a small elastic insert so it will stretch and hold in place with a Velcro® closure strip.  You can find them here.

Caulking Applicator/Finishing Tools – Ideally, caulking applicator tools, sometimes referred to as “tooling spatulas”  will not scratch or damage glass, painted surfaces, metal, tile, porcelain, polished stone, etc. They will smooth out and force sealant into joint for a superior seal and assist in the creation of perfect caulking bead as they conform to almost any angle necessary.  A good example can be found here.

Silicone Cleaner – Many types of caulk will clean up with soap and water, however, some silicone caulks will require a specially formulated cleaner.  You can find an example of one of these cleaners here.

Just another expert idea from Guy Calor, the Caulk King and CaulkWarmer