Painting Caulk Q

Old 07-20-06, 11:34 AM
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Painting Caulk Q

Well I made the mistake of using nonpaintable caulk around some exterior windows. I did try to paint but it look terrible. Should i just clean it up and then add a think layer of paintable caulk and then paint it? I really do not want to recaulk the entire thing.

THe caulk was used around a couple windows and also I caulked some gaps in my cedar siding (this is my biggest concern).
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Use a pigmented shellac primer - may take 2 coats after which you shouldn't have any problem with the paint adhering.
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Originally Posted by marksr
Use a pigmented shellac primer - may take 2 coats...
I've had success painting non-paintable caulk with this method

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