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    Caulking tips for baseboard and trimming

    Painters & Decorators

    What steps do I need to take, what tools/equipment will I need and what safety steps or any other tips should I take on board for caulking a baseboard and trimming around doors and windows before paint work takes place?

    Asked by Bill on 17th Dec 2020
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    Round Tuit

    "Make sure the caulk has achieved room temperature before use, ideally leave it in the room overnight.
    I personally caulk before painting using a small amount and just wetting my thumb to smooth. Then adding and smoothing to get the effect I'm after. If painting straightaway buy appropriate caulk that can be painted on almost immediately.
    If caulking and a clean edge is required; ie. Using a silicone caulk, I always mask to ensure a clean line and lift pretty quickly after smoothing.
    To be honest, we probably all do it numerous ways, the final method is a personal choice that feels natural and comfortable."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
    Au Faix

    "All you will need is a tube of caulk a caulk gun and the most important tool for this job is a wet index finger"

    Answered on 4th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Gloves and make sure nozzle cut at 45”degrees to get good layer and amount on target area.
    Good ventilation."

    Answered on 29th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    T@P decorating

    "I like the 1 hour caulk from Travis Perkins . It’s not too wet and is paintable after a hour hence the name 1 hour caulk. Don’t cut the nozzle too wide , a nice tight bead will be ok"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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