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    Can you caulk between sliding boards?

    Painters & Decorators

    Is it okay to caulk between siding boards? If so, what is involved in this process and can I do this by myself or will I need to hire a professional?

    Asked by Adam on 8th Dec 2021
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    "Yes, normally done by the decorator but all you need is a chaulk gun and a steady hand, easy enough to do"

    Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    m barnard

    "What do you mean by sliding boards is it a floor if so is it wood or laminate"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Taff The Brush

    "No. Any movement will cause the caulk to crack. Caulk should be used for fixed surfaces, i.e. Skirting boards to walls etc."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Handyman Services

    "No calk will crack, you need a flexible filler like Silicone which moves and gives."

    Answered on 14th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Glitz Decorators

    "Yes, you can do this yourself as it cuts down additional costs or you can hire a decorator to do so.
    when caulking cut the nozzle so it creates a small outlet for the caulk to go through and carefully apply it to the area. leave for a few seconds, then with your index finger, gently ease the caulk into place. wipe off any excess.

    I hope this answers your question"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Colchester Handyman

    "Its not necessary but if you find you have large gaps you're unhappy with I would use a silicon product if you can find one in a close enough colour match"

    Answered on 20th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Handyman Cambridge

    "Yes, you can and also you can do this job yourself."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
    Handy Henrys Heroes

    "Most caulking applications can be done by the average skilled DIYer or even the property owner him/herself.

    Caulk is very forgiving and easy to apply any finish. This should only really be done on fixed surfaces with no moving parts, or will just end in cracks and a poor looking finish."

    Answered on 20th Apr 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    MC Painter & Decorator

    "A solar panel is spread over a large area so normally no problem. If you can walk on it, it will support it. A brace can be put inside the loft to provide better support if needed on the joists"

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report

    "No not if the board are in motion Or are moving Is this for the floor If so yes you can"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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