Sealant

puggranny(Zone 8)January 21, 2011

I use GE Sealant been buying in small tube but getting expensive. I want to buy the big tube that is used in a caulk gun however my husband keeps telling me I have to use it up within a few days or it will go bad. My question is there a way to keep it from going bad. Or is it better just to use the small tubes if I do not plan to make alot of stuff at one time. Thanks for the answers!!!

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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Do you mean GE silicone caulk? I use GE II silicone caulk for almost all of my yard art and buy the caulk gun size tubes. If you keep it sealed well and buy a tube with the furtherest away expiration date that you can find, it will last for quite awhile.
I use a screw to seal the end of the tube, I find it easier to remove if the caulk "grabs". If I'm not going to use it for awhile I put it in a ziplock or other plastic bag to minimize air exposure. I also relieve the caulk gun pressure when storing it and try to keep it away from extreme temperatures.
If you use much of the stuff those little tubes get expensive and in some ways the caulk gun is easier to use. At least for me.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 3:11AM
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Marlene Kindred

I also use the big tubes of GE Silicone II and mine last a long time...as much as a year. Make sure to look at the expiration date on the tube before you buy it.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 1:33PM
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puggranny(Zone 8)

Thank you for the info

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 3:03PM
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tehuti

nmgirl, I was going to write that.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 5:53PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Pugrany, very good question. Thank you, I too needed to know that. Thank you all
Carmen

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 6:38PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Pugrany, very good question. Thank you, I too needed to know that. Thank you all
Carmen

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 6:40PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Like Marlene said it last a long time. After I open it, it will last a couple of months. I just leave a little dripping out and then pull it out when I'm ready to use it.
Frou

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 8:55PM
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