Caulk is a crucial preparation step prior to painting of your exterior home. Caulk seals out water and prevents potential wood rot which can lead to more potential problems down the road. With the extreme climates changes Indianapolis experiences we recommend a caulk that can expand and contract without cracking. When hiring a painting contractor, pay special attention to the caulk being used. Our top two choices that made the list are Sherwin-Williams Shermax and PPG Top Gun 400.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS – SHERMAX:
The SHER-MAX formulation features Superlastic technology. This Sherwin-Williams exclusive technology provides maximum flexibility and performance making SHER-MAX the best latex choice for most interior and exterior applications. Unique to the latex sealant industry, SHER-MAX is a Class 35 sealant, which allows for a total 70% joint movement capability!
PPG – TOP GUN 400:
TOP GUN 400 has superior adhesion to many different surfaces and can form a permanently flexible, airtight, water-resistant seal in gaps up to 2” wide. It is an elastomeric sealant, which can stretch up to 800 per cent. Once the TOP GUN 400 has cured, it is resistant to dirt pickup, so it stays cleaner. With superior paintability, it will not cause paint to discolor or develop telltale-annoying shiners. When your projects needs the best, take the advantage, ask for the TOP GUN 400 Advantage.