This is a quick Instructable to show you a better way to save open caulking. Typically tubes of caulking dry out after a few weeks if not stored properly. The old way was to plug the end of the nozzle with a nail and it works for a few days but if the caulking is stored any amount of time the nozzle will dry out and the tube of caulking basically is useless. I have used this technique on both acrylic and silicone caulking and works for both.
Step 1: Materials and Process
You will need:
- Rubber band
- Piece of plastic
- Wrap the end of the nozzle with the piece of plastic, leaving some room at the very end.
- Wrap the rubber band around the plastic around the nozzle.
- Squeeze some caulking into the void that was created when wrapping the plastic over the nozzle.
- Store the tube somewhere cool.
Check out a video of the steps: