How to Apply Caulking
Caulking is an essential procedure for painters, roofers and other tradespeople, but applying it is often approached as an afterthought. Although it appears to be uncomplicated, you can create a mess if you do it incorrectly and the final results can be...
Feb 24, 2012 ... There are a few main sealants on the market. The most commonly known are
Latex based (painter's caulk), Silicons and Polyurethane.
Mar 11, 2010 ... Don Zeman tackles the age old question: How do you apply caulk? "Trust me,
you can do this stuff!"
If you're not confident of your caulking skills and are laying down a bead that will
show, consider applying masking tape to both sides of the joint before caulking.
adheres best to a clean surface so before you apply
you will have to make sure the shower and trim are clean and dry. Use a mild cleaner to go over the area you will be caulking
and allow it to dry completely before you begin.
If you are replacin... More »
Continue to fill the joint, making contact on both surfaces. Keep in mind to only
apply 2-3 feet of caulk at a time so you will have enough time to tool each section.
Well, we've done a good job of getting the old caulk out and cleaning and
preparing the surface. Applying the New Sealant Now it's time to put the new
When applying the caulk, it's better to pull the caulk gun along the joint. Pushing
can result in an uneven bead. Hold the tube at a 45-degree angle to the joint ...
Remove old caulk, dirt, and loose particles with a caulk-removing tool, or a wire
brush for concrete and masonry applications, and wipe clean with a cloth. Apply ...
Jul 21, 2010 ... Perhaps it is just me, but no matter how careful I try to be, any attempt to apply
caulk or cement or anything with a caulking gun into a crack ...