Interior and exterior caulk review - OneTime Red Devil

OneTime – Interior and Exterior Caulk Review

Mike Cupit

 

Right, I’ve been asked to do an interior and exterior caulk review for the Decorators Forum and the best one I can think of is OneTime Red Devil from Ciret. I’ve played around with different caulks over the years and I have lost faith with the vast majority. For such a basic product, caulk comes with a whole host of problems! One caulk that has never let me down is OneTime.

 

The Feel

Let’s talk about the general feel of OneTime caulk. It is light in your hand but full of volume, meaning it’s easy to control when applying bigger beads. It is easy to clean up with a damp cloth and it’s generally nice to work with.

 

Interior and Exterior Caulk Review – will it last

That word “exterior”, I quite like that on a caulk because it means the caulk must remain flexible in order to last in the great outdoors. That isn’t just a bonus for exterior painting, but it is an important quality for interior use as well and it’s one not all caulks have. There is always going to be movement in a house. Something with a little bit of flexibility will outlast a product which has been sold “for interior use only”. It is pretty robust on an outside as well to be honest. I know firsthand that it will outlast some paint systems. I have full confidence that it will stand the test of time.

 

Overcoming the Issue of Crazing

One of the major headaches with modern day caulk is a phenomenon known as crazing. This is a mud cracking effect. It happens when you paint over a flexible substance which contracts after you paint has dried and creates surface tension. So, if your caulk hasn’t fully cured before you paint and is still shrinking, your paint will fail. It doesn’t even matter how long you leave some brands of caulk as they will absorb moisture from your paint, expand, then contract again, causing the same issue. It can be an absolute nightmare!! OneTime Red Devil is one of the only caulks I have found where this problem doesn’t occur. You can even get away with painting small beads straight away without issue. This is an almighty win

Check out our other articles

The Best Paintbrushes for Emulsion in the World

Professional decorator Simon Young talks about the five paintbrushes he thinks are the best in the best in the world. This is an eye opener

Red Devil Onetime Superior Decorator’s Caulk, exterior

Red Devil Onetime Superior Decorator’s Caulk

Professional decorators Ross Ratty gives his full and frank review of Ciret’s Red Devil Superior Decorators Caulk. Does he hate it, or rate it?

Interior and exterior caulk review - OneTime Red Devil

Interior and Exterior Caulk Review – OneTime

Professional decorator Mike Cupit gives a full and honest review of the best Interior and Exterior Caulk he has ever used.

Dulux Trade Weathershield Paint Review

Dulux Weathershield Paint Review

Professional decorator Mike Cupit gives his full and honest review of all the main Dulux Trade Weathershield Paints, the brand leader in exterior paint

Andura Titanium One Satin review

Andura Titanium One Satin review

Professional decorator Andy Scott gives his review of Andura Titanium One in satin. Wonder whether the angry Scott actually gets on with it?

Red Devil OneTime lightweight filler review

Red Devil Onetime Review – Lightweight Filler

Professional decorator Mike Cupit gives his review of Red Devil OneTime lightweight filler from Ciret, as well as outlining its uses

Dulux Diamond Satinwood Review

Dulux Diamond Satinwood Review

Professional decorator Mike Cupit gives his full and honest review of the Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood. Does he hate it or rate it?

ProDec Ice Fusion brush review by Lee Thornton

Ice Fusion Brush Review from ProDec

Professional decorator Lee Thornton gives his full Ice Fusion Brush review from ProDec. He wasn’t expecting an awful lot to be honest

Johnstone’s Trade Paint Review by Mike Cupit

Johnstone’s Trade Paint Review

Professional decorator Mike Cupit gives his full and honest Johnstone’s Trade Paint Review. Some products he loves, some he has issues with

The ultimate caulk paint compatibility test

The ultimate caulk/paint compatibility test

Professional decorator Phill Southam conducts The ultimate caulk/paint compatibility test to help you avoid irritating problems when decorating