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What's a good caulking gun to buy?

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It depends if you are working with soap and water clean up or solvents. Oh yes and if you are neat or sloopy, so here is what I do. Less expensive one for solvents and then toss it if all gummed. It will cost you more in solvent then it's worth. The good or better quality gun is for water soluble caulk. Make sure that any one that you get has NO DRIP feature.
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For professional work I use the Ryobi 18 volt gun which is a bit more expensive than your basic gun like a Workforce 60:20 gun.

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How do i caulk my bathtub

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There should be a thumb release on the shaft at the handle end, press with your thumb and then pull back with the other hand on the shaft. If you have a used tube in the gun, it could be that some of the caulk came out the inside of the tube and hardened so that you cannot pull back the shaft, you will now have to cut the tube off with a utility knife to remove the old dried caulk

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Cut the end of tube on a angle.There should be a rod with what looks like a plunger at the end.pull the rod back as far as it will go and lock into place.slide tube of caulk into gun with open end of tube towards the plunger.should be a slot at other end where nozzle fits in.take a piece of wire and poke a hole up the nozzle of the tube.release the rod and sqeeze the handle a few times you should see the rod start moving.if not turn the rod until the teeth are facing down.then try again .you should hear a clicking sound and feel pressure and caulk will begin to come out of tube and you will be caulking.Good luck.If you still have problems just come back to fix-ya and we,ll help you through it.

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How do i use the Stanley caulk gun?

All Caulk gun are used the same way no matter which model you have, hear are the instractions
  • Load a tube of caulk into a caulking gun, making sure it's well seated at both ends

  • Use a utility knife to cut the tip of the spout. Cut off as little as possible, taking into consideration the size of the 'bead' of caulk you need. Some people like to cut the spout at an angle, while others cut it straight; it doesn't make a big difference

  • If using caulk that comes in a cardboard tube, look for a second seal at the base of the spout. Insert a nail or awl through the spout to puncture the seal. Many caulking guns come with such a puncturing device. (Plastic tubes usually don't have a second, inner seal.)

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    First, use a utility knife to remove as much old caulk as possible. Buy caulk(and caulk gun) that is WATER based, DO NOT buy silicone. Cut the tip for about a 1/8 inch hole. Do one wall at a time. Start on a short wall and squirt a bead as best you can. Use your finger to pack it in then wipe it with a wet but well wringed out old t-shirt until your happy with how it looks. Repeat on other walls. John

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    you can leave them down without releasing the pressure and discover when you return that you have a great big mess to clean up...i hope this helps

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