Types Of Caulk

Explore the benefits of silicone caulks for windows and bathrooms, and the versatility of latex caulks for drywall, timber, and masonry. Delve into expandable caulk for filling larger cracks and gaps, and discover the outdoor caulk perfect for withstanding harsh environmental conditions. Let's unravel the secrets of caulking types and find the perfect solution for your home improvement needs.

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Coloured Caulks

Selleys range of caulks and sealants come in a variety of colours, including neutrals and ones that dry clear! The fantastic range of colours on offer allows you to find a perfect match for the other materials you are working with. You can also find caulk products that can be painted to colour-match your space. A clear or neutral white sealant is perfect for whatever application you require.

Drying Time

Caulks and sealants typically can be dry to touch within half an hour, but require time to cure and set to ensure they are fully waterproof. Fast-drying products can set in less than 24 hours, depending on the humidity of your space. A significant advantage of using a fast-drying caulk is the ability to paint the seal earlier, decreasing the time spent on installation. Each product we offer has different drying and curing times, we highly recommend reading the labels for exact times.ete, timber, sidings and gutters.

Silicone caulk

Silicone is incredibly durable and flexible and also can be a water repellant, making it the best choice for windows and bathrooms. Silicone caulks can withstand temperature changes with direct sunlight or water (e.g. rain) and are often used to seal gaps between two different materials.

Latex caulk

Latex caulk is a great choice for usage on drywall, timber or another masonry. Latex caulks are easy to use, apply and clean up. Latex caulks are not as durable as silicone, as durability may be affected by moisture. A benefit of using latex caulk is that it can be sanded once cured.

Expandable caulkĀ 

Just as the name implies, this type of caulk expands when sprayed onto the material. It is often referred to as Expanding Foam. This type of sealant is great for larger cracks and gaps. The sealing properties of this type of caulk can also be used to assist in soundproofing a room.

Outdoor caulk

Butyl-rubber caulk is the type of sealant perfect for outdoor use. It has been designed to withstand high temperatures and be water-tight. Butyl-rubber sealants work well with most materials found outdoors, such as aluminium, metal, concrete, timber, sidings and gutters.


Wet Area Silicone

Keep your wet areas mould-free with Selleys Wet Area Silicone, a superior waterproof and mould resistant seal that will not shrink, crack or peel away.

Roof And Gutter Silicone

Keep your roof and gutters leak-free with Selleys Roof and Gutter Silicone. This sealant provides a water-tight seal that resists cracking and shrinking.

Silicone Remover

Remove old sealant quickly and easily with Selleys Silicone Remover. This powerful formula breaks down old sealant, making it easy to remove and to prepare surfaces.

Sugar Soap Original

Selleys Original Sugar Soap is perfect for cleaning walls and surfaces in your home. Keep your home looking fresh and new with our high-quality, effective cleaner.

How to Guides

How To Use a Caulking Gun

Learn how to use a caulking gun for a professional finish with Selleys step-by-step guide. Get tips & tricks to make the most of your sealant.

Top 5 Sugar Soap Hacks

Discover the top 5 sugar soap hacks with Selleys. Get surprising uses for this versatile product, from cleaning to DIY projects.

How To Fix Metal to Wood

Join metal and wood with ease using Selleys. Our guide will show you how to choose the right adhesive and bond metal to wood.