Sealants and caulks: What are they and what can they be used for?
Sealants and caulks are used in construction. Their main purpose is to act as a barrier against draft and moisture, sound pollution, and dust. They are also used to compensate movements between individual construction components like bath (shower) tubs and tiles or window frames and façade elements. Depending on the type of project you’re working on, there are different sealants and caulks available to meet all of your specific needs.
You will need to determine whether your job is interior or exterior, whether you are going to be fastening two surfaces together or simply be filling gaps. This will help you choose between the two basic types: caulk and sealant.
Caulk is used to seal the joints and seams of two surfaces to eliminate air and moisture leaks, as well as keeping out dust and pests. Its strong hold and protective qualities are perfect for renovating spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. With Loctite RE-NEW, you can repair existing caulk that has yellowed and cracked over time. This fast-acting, silicone-based solution is the ultimate choice for achieving a professional look in under 10 minutes.
Sealants are generally used for applications that require a strong hold between surfaces. They tend to be more flexible than caulks and are typically well-suited for interior as well as exterior projects, including tubs, showers, windows, and doors. With Loctite PL Heavy Duty Sealant, you can achieve premium results for nearly any type of job. This product is the first and only formula of its kind; it works under any conditions and maintains both incredible strength and flexibility.