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    Default What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and windows

    I have a cabin that needs to be caulked around the windows and would appreciate a suggestion with the best caulk that will not shrink and last for 10 years or more. I have used silicone, but its not suggested for porous materials, as with concrete, and I have used the latex caulk which is cheap and does not last, but its recommended. Not going with the cheap stuff and it does not need to be painted and I would like to get a different color besides clear or white!
    Suggestions?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and win

    I would recommend a beutyl or poly-beutyl type caulk. It does come in select colors and is far superior to silicone sealants. Big Stretch is one brand, there are others.
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    Default Re: What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and win

    Big stretch (clean up with water). Or a polyurethane like Lexel, etc (lacquer thinner).
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    Default Re: What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and win

    My favorits have been either Sonnenborn MP-1 or Vulkem. Both are urethanes. Very elastic, grip tenaciously and are paintable. Its heavy body allows you to close a rather large gap. They are both not water soluble though, requiring mineral spirits to clean up.

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    Default Re: What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and win

    As stated above GO with Sonnenborn MP-1.

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    Default Re: What is the best outdoor caulk to seal around windows in between concrete and win

    i would suggest you to use vulkem ... its very elastic ,, easily paintable and strong gripping
    it often comes in some selected colors and its not water soluble
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