GE Silicone II Paintable Silicone Is Rain-Ready in Three Hours
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GE Silicone II* Paintable Silicone



THREE-HOUR RAIN-READY

Caulk has to have enough time to build adhesion to the surface and cure or dry adequately so it won't wash away when exposed to water. That means if rain is in the forecast, homeowners and pros typically will have to delay or cancel a project when using most caulks. If not, the rain might wash the caulk away and the job will have to be redone. Silicone caulk, such as GE Silicone II* Paintable Silicone, develops strength and adhesion quickly so it can be exposed to water in as little as three hours. Some caulk requires up to 24 hours or longer before it can be exposed to water. For homeowners trying to squeeze home maintenance projects into the weekend or pros who are looking to move to the next job, GE Silicone II* caulk can decrease the waiting time, helping increase convenience, speed, and efficiency.

30-MINUTE PAINT-READY

GE Silicone II* Paintable Silicone caulk combines the superior durability and adhesion performance of 100 percent silicone with the paintability of acrylic. GE Silicone II* can be painted with a brush or roller after just 30 minutes, or spray-painted immediately. Some paintable acrylic caulk requires as long as 24 hours to dry before painting, and breaks down in water.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Lifetime guarantee
TYPICAL USES: Windows, doors, siding, trim, molding, baseboards, vents, behind sinks, around showers, and for other painting applications

ADHERES TO: Most wood, metal, vinyl siding, masonry, brick, concrete, drywall/plaster, glass, laminate, ceramic tile, and plastic

WHY PAINTABLE SILICONE?

Unlike acrylic, paintable silicone is permanently:
  • Waterproof—Acrylic breaks down in water over time.
  • Flexible—Acrylic becomes less flexible and can even freeze at low temperatures, making it more likely to crack.
  • Shrink-proof—Acrylic shrinks as the caulk dries. This shrinking can cause cracks over time.
  • Crack-proof—Acrylic hardens, cracks, and crumbles over time when exposed to extreme heat and the sun's UV rays.


Colors and Sizes Available  
Colors 9.0 Ounces 2.8 Ounces
White GE7000 GE701

Meets Federal Specifications: TT-S-001543A (COM-NBS), TT-S-00230 (COM-NBS), ASTM-C-920. TYPE S, NS, CLASS 25 USE NT, G A&O TEST REQUIREMENTS

Three-Hour Rain-Ready: Exposure to water possible in as little as three hours with bead size max of 3/16", temperature minimum of 65° F, and humidity minimum 50 percent. Otherwise, caulk should not be exposed to water for eight hours. Do not touch for 24 hours unless applying paint.

30-Minute Paint-Ready: Caulk can be spray-painted immediately and brush- and roller-painted in as little as 30 minutes with bead size max 3/16", temperature minimum of 65°F, and humidity minimum 50 percent. Otherwise, caulk should not be painted for three hours. Apply paint with reduced applicator pressure to avoid disturbing the caulk.

For additional information, including specific terms of the Lifetime Guarantee, see product label.


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Don't Waste Time and Energy

Not all caulk is the same. Because silicone is permanently waterproof, flexible, and shrink-/crack-proof, unlike acrylic, it won't leave gaps or cracks for air and water to seep through over time. Those leaks can lead to water damage, mold growth, and higher energy bills—all of which can translate into your lost time (when you have to do the job again), lost energy, and lost money.

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