When installing plywood siding, properly caulking the seams between the siding pieces is a very important part of the installation. Caulking is used to seal the seams between the plywood siding pieces and keep out moisture that could damage the interior sides of the siding and even the studs in the walls. It is important to know how to properly caulk plywood siding during the installation. Fortunately, this easy to follow how-to guide will help you to learn how to caulk plywood siding like a pro. Let's get started.
Step 1 - Choose the Right Caulk
Step 2 - Choose the Right Time
Step 3 - Remove Old Caulk or Sealant if Needed
Step 4 - Insert Foam Backer Rod if Needed
Step 5 - Cut Tip on Caulk
Step 6 - Caulk the Siding
After you insert the tube of caulk into the caulk gun, you can begin caulking the seams. Slowly run a bead of caulk over the seams between the plywood siding. Don't worry too much if you make a mistake, but try to move the caulk gun along the seam as smoothly as possible. Avoid starting and stopping as this will create build up or ridges in the caulk.
Step 7 - Use Spoon to Smooth Caulk