It can be frustrating to run out of caulking when you’re almost through with the job. What you may not realize is that there’s usually a little more caulking left in the tube that the plunger on the caulking gun can’t quite push out.

cut a 2 long dowel or block of wood that will slide inside the tube

To squeeze out that last little bit, cut a 2” long dowel or block of wood that will slide inside the tube.

Take the caulking tube out of the gun and insert the dowel in the tube.

Take the caulking tube out of the gun and insert the dowel in the tube.

Put the tube back on the caulking gun and snug the plunger up against the dowel.

Put the tube back on the caulking gun and snug the plunger up against the dowel.

The wood acts to extend the plunger, forcing out just enough caulking to finish the job.

The wood acts to extend the plunger, forcing out just enough caulking to finish the job.

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  1. A couple of years ago there was a product called Caulk savers. They were long orange plastic screw in plungers to keep caulk from drying out. I cant find them anymore. Have you heard of them or know where to get them? Any other ideas other than screws? Thanks, Diane

  2. Caulk Savers, LLC (www.caulksaver.com)
    I want to thank Diane for her interest and inquiry and baracuda68 for the recovery/answer to Diane’s Question. We would like to send you some free Caulk Savers for your heads up participation. Please email me at rick@caulksaver.com with your information and we will send you the Caulk Savers plus our new “Caulk Saver Tool and Tube Storage” unit. In your emails please remind us that you had comments about us on Danny’s Website.
    Thank You,
    Rick Iverson
    President,Owner, Inventor, Maufacturer and Distributor
    Caulk Savers, LLC, http://www.caulksaver.com
    **Great information Danny,Thanks for the website Home-Improvement

  3. I used this other plug called the Twist n seal.
    You get five in a pack and they are made in the USA not China.

  4. I have used both the Caulk Saver and the Twist-n-Seal Caulk saver Plug and I must say that the Twist-n-Seal is a better overall product. It’s about half the cost and can be used for saving other stuff to. I does work great for saving foam sealant cans as advertised.

  5. I always watch this videos I love it I learned much here, I was here in 2010 now again here.. but now I post my comment .

    Thank you

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