Pro Tip: How To Save Wet Tubes of Caulk

Nobody wants a tube of caulk or sealant to spring open during use. Learn how to avoid this with a simple yet effective tip.

Wrapping up a tube of caulk with duct tape | Construction Pro Tips

When a cardboard tube of caulk, adhesive, or sealant gets wet, bad things tend to happen. Namely, the water lessens the integrity of the tube and once pressure is applied the tube can split open, creating a giant, sticky mess. To avoid this, wrap any cardboard tube that has become wet with a layer of duct tape. The tape will reinforce the tube and hold everything together. The tube can then be used as normal with no fear of a caulk or sealant explosion.

To see this tip in action, check out the video below: