sealing an outdoor light fixture

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Old 10-14-14, 01:11 PM
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sealing an outdoor light fixture

I have a light fixture outside that has some gaps around the mounting base. You can see into the siding . Is silicon caulk appropriate for sealing that gap between the fixture and the siding? Or is a putty more appropriate?
 
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I would use a caulk either a silicone or water based acrylic that's paintable.
 
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I also suggest caulk, but leave a spot at the bottom of the base caulk free so that water can get out.
 
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That may be a sign the fixture is improperly mounted and needs a siding box.
 
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