Thursday, June 12, 2008

GE Caulk Singles

You know those ads that run along the side of my blog? Truth be told, I don't generally pay too much attention to them. I hadn't really checked out the one for GE caulk until a friend brought it to my attention.

We have a leaky shower. It's been that way forever. It's been on my husband's "to do" list for like 40 years. I finally came to the realization that although I wanted the shower taken care of, this was not a high priority on my husband's list. I was so angry that he wasn't fixing it that I decided to just do it myself. I'm not a big DIY (do it yourselfer), but I was determined to show my husband that I could caulk the leaking shower myself. Brilliant plan, no?

So, I went to the store, bought a thing of caulk, got home, and realized I had no way to get the caulk out of the can. Apparently you need a caulk gun. Who knew? Bob the Builder I'm not. I mentioned to my husband that I'd bought some caulk and all he had to do was grab his caulk gun and seal the shower. That darn container of caulk sat there there for 10 years. Or something like that.

So, after my friend brought the GE caulk ad to my attention, I checked it out. Guess what - GE is giving away FREE samplesof their new caulk singles. These things look really cool! You don't need a caulk gun to dispense it. Simply tear open the package and squeeze it out. According to their ads, you should be able to effortlessly apply an even bead of caulk. I filled out the form to receive my free sample.

OK, so here's the shower, complete with mold damage, that was never caulked and is now out of my realm of fixability. It's my husband's job now for sure.


Here's the before picture of the sink that I caulked...


The reason there was a gaping space between the sink and the wall was because the kids have done a little too much of this....


I got my GE caulk single in the mail.....


I tore off the top and just squeezed out a thin, ...


almost even bead of caulk.


Then I simply smoothed it out with my expensive caulk smoothing tools finger.


Pretty cool, no? But that's not all. Oh nooo. Tell us how you used your FREE caulk single to do a DIY job around your home and you'll be entered for a chance to win $1000 VISA GIFT CARD! Think of all the sprucing up you could do with $1000!

So, just click HERE to get your free GE caulk single sample.

11 comments:

Veggiemomof2 said...

We have the same sink & faucet & our flooring looks the same too!

I haven't used mine yet.

Adrienne said...

Same sink in our bathroom, I used mine the same way!

kungfu_mom said...

I used mine in the kids bathroom. Their caulk was dingy and grimy looking. It looks awesome now!

Thanks Dawn!

Jennifer P. said...

I used my free sample to fill in small holes and chips on my walls before painting.

BoufMom9 said...

Hey Dawn!
I used my freebie after re-attaching a tile that had fallen off in the bathroon FIVE.YEARS.AGO and have been begging Russ to fix... anyhoo, I reattched the tile and then caulked around i and although itdoesn't match the "lovely" 1970's shade of caulk that is on the other tiles, it was pretty darn even.
Who needs a husband now???? LOL
;) Debi
ps ok, who am I kidding? I am so not cleaning the gutters!

Christine said...

I used mine to fix one of my window seams. They are pretty cool! I may even buy some more to fix the other ones. :) Thanks for the tip.

rusrhi said...

I used mine to fix the crappy job the maintenance man did!

We had to have the bathroom sink replaced and the caulking job he did was horrible. So I scrapped it all off and re caulked the sink. Looks much nicer now!

Chris said...

I used mine to fill a crack in our front door that was letting out the air conditioning (yes our house is old, old, old!)

RHP said...

I haven't used it *yet* but it has plans for use on the window that leaks when it rains in our four year old house. :/

Thanks for the message about the freebie!

fourmonsters said...

I recently got my GE Caulk Single and I must say I love it!! I have used caulking guns in the past and I hated the idea of having to use a big cumbersome gun in small tight spaces, such as behind the toilet, to caulk the edge of the replacement molding. Wow did the GE Caulk single ever work great for that!!! I plan on stocking up on them for all of those jobs my husband and I have been putting off.
p.s. I, too, use an expensive smoothing tool; a plastic spoon!!

Kimberly B said...

I used mine to plug all the little holes that ants kept coming in through in the middle of my kitchen tiles! Ack!

Kimberly B