With the plethora of siding and trim colour options and finishes available on the market today, not only is choosing the proper exterior sealant important for your home, but the ability to colour match the sealant with your exterior project material will really help to achieve a professional finish. How do you know when to use a white, black, clear, or coloured sealant? Luckily, LePage has over 90 QUAD® and QUAD® MAX sealant colours to choose from, in addition to white and clear. These sealants are paintable as well. Read on for some pointers on how to choose the right colour for your project:
- Black is often used to seal exterior roofing penetrations such as vents and plumbing pipes, to cover exposed nails through shingles, and shingle-to-metal flashing intersections. Black caulk is flexible, ultraviolet-light resistant, and prevents water intrusion damage.
- Clear is most often used to create invisible bonds and when you are using dissimilar materials. It is also ideal when working with fine building materials, such as stone and brick, where it is difficult to find an ideal colour match to these substrates. Keep in mind that clear will show the area the sealant is covering, whereas translucent is a semitransparent option that hides the work underneath it.
- When you want to achieve a precise colour match to your exterior finish, turn to the LePage Colour Match Tool, where you can quickly filter your sealant color options by selecting your exterior material manufacturer. Colour matching eliminates the need to paint the sealant later.
- White remains a popular and versatile choice as well and can seamlessly blend in with many materials. Keep in mind LePage QUAD® sealants in white are paintable as well, offering more flexibility for your project.