Caulking Tips

Old 03-08-03, 10:31 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Caulking Tips

I'd like to hear from some of the experienced painters out there on ways to fill gaps in painted interior trim (baseboards, show molding, crown molding, door casing etc.) using caulk. I use the basic concept of a wet finger and damp rags but sometimes am not thrilled with the results. When you want the bead to be flat it turns out concave due to the roundness of my fingertip. Are there tools or other techniques that will give better results?
Old 03-08-03, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 618
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can find a caulk tool in the paint section of most hardware stores. It costs a whopping 89 cents. I have had mixed results with them, but then again, I was born with flat fingers!
Old 03-08-03, 05:33 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,483
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The good old finger works fine and is more flexible than a tool. Did I mention practice? The caulking on trim is not supposed to be more than necessary to bridge the gap between layers. The objective is to be rid of the shadow the gap would create.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: