Tips on Caulking When Painting
You’re at the end of a renovation job, and you’re hesitant to put the final bead of caulk in place around your beautiful new tile work or your stylish new bathroom fixtures. You’re worried about how hard it might be, and your lines might not end up being straight.
Well, this article is for you. Below are tips on caulking when painting. You can always hire an interior painting professionally, but with some of the silicone caulks in today’s market, you can apply caulk with a product that is truly easy to work with.
Painting after caulking guarantees that you can quickly get a straight line with your caulk being invisible.
Finish your tile work and make sure to get rid of any excess tile grout and adhesive from the wall as while they're still wet.
Use painter's tape to section off the spot where you want your caulk to go both on the wall and the tile if you believe you need some assistance keeping things straight. With a gloved finger, you can also remove any excess caulk.
Pick the correct caulk. If your project is in an area that is directly hit by water (bathtub, shower, sink), use a paintable silicone bath and kitchen caulk. If your tile is like a trim, use a paintable silicone door, window, and trim caulk. The great thing about these two products is that they are simple to use. You don’t need to hire a professional to do the work for you.
Apply your caulk in a straight line and then clean away the excess with a gloved finger to create a straight, even, beautiful line.
Your caulk typically requires around 30 minutes to completely dry. That’s it. Sound easy, eh? Now, you are ready to begin your painting project.
For some folks, any home renovation job that has a chance of going south is off-limits. We understand. As stated earlier in this article, if you don’t want to bother with picking the right caulk, applying it correctly, etc., schedule your caulking and paint job with a Rochester painter.
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