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Theres a Better Way

How to Keep Things Clean When Caulking Trim

comments (0) September 22nd, 2012
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

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Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller

Don't wipe your hands on your clothes or a messy rag when caulking crown moldings, casings, and baseboards. Use this handy tip instead


When you're caulking trim, you're going to have a lot of caulk left over on your fingers. You could just wipe it on your pants, or on a rag, or something else, but it's going to get on everything. There's a better way.


This is a tip from Byron Papa from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Byron has found a really good alternative to wiping caulk on a rag or you're pants. Byron just gets a pad of paper. When he wipes the caulk and he has that excess on his fingers, he takes the pad of paper and he puts the caulk on that. When he's got that first sheet of paper loaded up with caulk, all he has to do is tear it off, fold it up, and toss it. And he's ready for the next sheet of paper. That's a great tip, Byron. Thank you for sending that.


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