Caulking Tips When Gapping Walls Ready For Painting, Part 2
Welcome to the second part of caulking or gapping sealant which is as I mentioned such an important part of your home interior decoration prep work. [Make sure you read my first post on this :-)]
The cut tip of the nozzle shapes the bead. If you twist or angle the gun, the shape of the bead will change. Once you have found your angle move along without twisting or shifting the gun. When coming to an obstruction or corner you might need to change angle, but keep your flow around corners and don’t stop the momentum you have gathered.
Now you will find you have to stop somewhere, so on the gun you are using somewhere near the trigger there will be a release mechanism or small lever [some models do not have these]. Depress the lever after your stroke and this will release the pressure off the gun. Then you can start again.
A wet rag is very handy; it’s good to keep things clean. It also plays a part in the finished product. After you have finished your bead of gaps use the wet rag over your finger to smooth and seat the gaps or caulk into the angle your working with.
Don’t press too hard [lightly] to even out the surface of the bead. I myself prefer to use a bare finger it’s quicker and you can feel what the gaps is doing. Also when buying a tube of caulk or gaps make sure it’s paintable. There are sealants on the markets that are silicone based and no matter what you try; paint will not stick to it. SO MAKE SURE IT’S PAINTABLE!!
So once again I hope this has helped you out with home interior decoration, with a few practice runs it’s a very easy little job to do …….happy gapping…………
And now here’s a tip from the you’re finished with your tube of caulk or gaps and you know you won’t be using it for a while push a screw or a nail down the hole that you cut in the nozzle, this will stop the sealant in the tube from drying out. I’ve stored tubes for up to 9 months, ripped the screw out and used it ‘s it for caulking or gapping sealant the important prep work for your home interior decoration catch ya folks…………………………Wayne the painter.