Okay. I suppose if you saw these Bead Stix in a
small vase (such as in the graphic to the left), you'd wonder if these
were the tackiest fake flowers ever! Or if you used your
imagination, you might think they were the world's biggest ear
cleaners... O-tips?? Or very odd wine corks?
Sorry. Wrong, wrong and wrong. Bead Stix from
CaulkSaver.com are the
first real advancement in caulk application since the squeeze tube!
Bead Stix are made to smooth caulk in a way that even experienced
fingers (such as mine with what-seem-like miles of caulk-smoothing
experience) cannot match.
I first tried these about 6 months ago when I was helping a close friend
do a little pre-sale prep on their condo. She had about sixty feet
of baseboard radiator that had an obnoxiously uneven gap between the top
of the radiator and the wall. Once I fastened the radiators as
tightly as possible to the wall, I realized that filling the
remaining gap was the best way to "finish" the job prior to painting.
It took less time to smooth the caulk than it did to apply it and the
finished job looked so good that if we were we not painting anyway, we
wouldn't have had to! That's how neatly a well-used Bead
Stix can complete a potentially sloppy caulk job!
Used with water-based caulks and thoroughly cleaned after each
use, each Bead Stix will each last for many jobs and easily smooth
hundreds of feet of caulk on smooth surfaces.
On rough surfaces, they will wear more quickly, as you would expect.
Also, using them with silicone caulks, oil-based caulks or adhesives
will not give as good results. I would not personally recommend
using them with non-water-based products. (Again, this is my
personal opinion, not the manufacturer's.)
I was so impressed with this simple product that I could not resist
introducing to you, my dear readers, through a contest. So I am
giving away a set of 3 Bead Stix to 6 lucky winners.
THIS CONTEST HAS CLOSED... WINNERS TO BE