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Best Caulks and Sealants

Natural Home reviews the best nontoxic caulks and sealants.
By Michael Fallarino
September/October 2009
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AFM Safecoat MexeSeal

Sealer for porous tile and masonry; SCS-certified, LEED-qualified

Not for use on polished surfaces

OSI GreenSeries Acrylic Urethane Indoor/Outdoor Sealant

Smooth bead; easy to handle

May contain pockets of material that can splatter

OSI GreenSeries Draft and Acoustical Sealant

Inexpensive; easy to use in large quantities as interior gap-filler

Recycled paper cartridge is easy to damage

OSI Green Series Pro Foam II Minimally Expanding Sealant

Extrudes large beads fast

Acetone cleanup where necessary; top of can may break, rendering contens unusable

OSI GreenSeries Subfloor & Deck Adhesive

Very low in VOCs

Recycled paper cartridge is easy to damage

Titebond GREENchoice Subfloor and Drywall Adhesives

Fast, high-track performance

Tube may be unwieldy for DIYers

Titebond GREENchoice Weathermaster Sealant

Works in extremely cold weather; fills faps up to 1 inch

Produces great results but requires some skill

Read Natural Home's in-depth guide to the best caulks and sealants.

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