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I’ve been fighting a losing battle with caulking guns ever since I was sixteen years old and started working in construction. Over the years, I’ve gotten lessons from pro painters, exacting tile setters, slick glaziers, and even clean shower-door installers — everyone who’s anyone when it comes to running a perfect bead of caulking. But even after all those tips, I end up having to use my finger. And every time I touch the caulk, I know I’ve lost the battle again. Fortunately, all those days of wet rags, rolls of paper towels, and miles of blue masking tape are over. I now use a dripless caulking gun. The Perfect Bead There’s only one manufacturer of the name brand