Painting, decorating and home improvement tips blog
Posted by Adrian
January 5th, 2009
This is our first tip of the year and may be of use to you if you are planning on having new windows or doors fitted in the coming months. You certainly notice drafty old windows and doors in the depths of the British weather!!
So, onto the tip….
Tips on using decorator’s caulk
Decorator’s caulk is a flexible filler that can be used to go around windows, doors, ceiling and coving line and along the top of skirting boards. It isn’t any good for filling holes in walls etc, as it cannot be rubbed down like powder filler.
To get the best results from using decorators caulk run it along the crack, not too much (you can always go over it again), once you have a line of caulk use a wet finger to run along the line of caulk to smooth it over.
Once the caulk has dried it can be painted over. If you find once you have painted the caulk with emulsion it cracks, you can go over the caulk with an oil-based undercoat, let it dry, then re-emulsion the caulk.