When caulking interior trim, I always have a lot of excess caulk to remove and discard. It’s tempting to use my paint clothes, an apron, or a rag as a depository for excess caulk, but that inevitably just spreads the caulk to places where it shouldn’t go. Instead, I’ve started carrying around a small writing tablet and wiping the caulk on the top sheet of paper. When the top sheet gets loaded to the saturation point, I tear off the sheet and toss it. Now I’ve got a clean slate for the next bead of caulk that needs tooling.
Byron Papa, Durham, NC