Sashco Conceal textured caulk is the first caulk designed specifically for wood. Its lightly textured to simulate the natural roughness of wood and extremely elastic to maintain a years-long seal that keeps weather, bugs, and moisture out. Available in seven colors designed to complement the most popular wood stain colors, Conceal® disappears into the woodwork so you don’t know where the wood starts and the caulk begins.
Conceal textured caulk for log homes
You want to see your logs, not shiny caulk lines, but caulk is necessary to keep the weather and bugs out. You need Conceal® Textured Caulk For Wood. Conceal® is the first caulk designed specifically for wood. Its lightly textured to simulate the natural roughness of wood and extremely elastic to maintain a years-long seal that keeps weather, bugs, and moisture out. Conceal® disappears into the woodwork so you don’t know where the wood starts and the caulk begins.
Sashco Conceal textured caulk benefits:
- Often referred to as Sikkens caulk
- Not Found at Home Depot, Lowes
- Matches all Sikkens Log & Siding colors
- Textured caulking
- CONCEAL IS NOT A SHINY CAULK
Use backer rod whenever possible it costs less than the caulk.
Cure-through time: 3 weeks (1/2” thickness, 70° F, 50% relative humidity). Tack-free in less than 1 hour. Paintable with latex coatings after a minimum of 24 hours curing (longer on wider joints) and after 5 days with most oil-based coatings. Clean-up is soap and water
Conceal Textured Caulk:
- Lightly textured to blend in with wood grain
- Super elastic
- Powerful adhesion to wood
- Compatible with all Sashco stains
- Goes on smooth, Is NOT shiny
- Resistant to rainfall in 1-4 hours
- Water clean-up
- Low odor
- Paintable and stainable
- UV resistant
FAQs about Conceal caulking
- Can I apply it before I stain to get a better match?
Possibly. It is best to apply the closest color Conceal after all staining is complete, so long as you’re using a compatible stain. Because most stains are relatively rigid, when they’re applied over a flexible material like Conceal, the stain will crack (unlike the sealants) when the logs move like we know they do, and the underlying sealant will show through.
- Can I chink with this product?
Yes, if the chink line is smaller than 1 1/2″ wide. Anything with a wider width should be filled with Chinker’s Edge or Log Jam.
- Can I use this product on the interior of my home?
Yes! Be sure to follow all proper application instructions as outlined in the Data Tech.
- Can I use Log Builder or Conceal around gutters?
In general, no. In areas that may experience high volumes of water, water based products should not be used.
- Can I use Conceal textured caulk on a joint over 2 inches?
Log Jam would be better choices for gaps this wide. Log Builder and Conceal both works well on joints that range from 1/4″ to 2″ wide.
How should I apply Log Builder and Conceal?
- The best way for many people is with a damp foam-wedge brush. Others prefer shaped metal trowels or any curved tool to push the caulking into the joint. You do need to tool the bead, even if you’ve laid it down very neatly. Tooling pushes the bead of caulking into contact with the wood, ensuring great adhesion!
What is the difference between Log builder and Sashco Conceal?
- Conceal is lightly textured and diffuses light, so the caulk “disappears”.
- Log Builder has no texture and gives a more shiny finish when dry.
- Metal flashing
- Fireplace brick
- Wood logs
What is the difference between textured caulk vs chinking?
- The main difference between chinking and caulking is texture and elasticity. Caulking is more elastic than chinking and has no texture or very light texture. When learning how to seal a log home, it’s important that the stain you use be chemically compatible with the caulk you use. If they’re not compatible, the caulk won’t stick and you’ll end up where you started.
- Frontier Gold
- Harvest Wheat
- Brown Tone
- Weathered Gray
- Grizzly Brown
- Red Tone
Conceal caulk is very different than any Dap brands caulk