This is a sponsored post brought to you by Homes.com.
If your a home owner, you know that caulking your home is key. I can remember when we first moved into our home, after we painted all 1,700 square feet, replaced the bedroom floors with hardwood bamboo floors, and new baseboards we went on a caulking fest! Us plus a few friends all grabbed the caulking guns, and began sealing every nook and cranny we could find. Caulking prevents leaks and mildew buildup. Brittle or crumbly caulking can result in major problems. Did you realize that water or mildew can seep in and ruin drywall or worst, even framing!
Our friends at Homes.com has the Homes.com Idea Gallery Videos where you can find all sorts of home inspiration videos. Today, we are sharing this video on how in just a few easy steps you can caulk your own home!
As you saw in the video here are the steps to removing and replacing caulking:
- Completely remove old caulking using a razor blade
- Once the surface is clean and dry cut your caulking tube at a 45 degree angle.
- Pierce the tip you just cut and then place it into the caulking gun.
- Gently squeeze the caulk out of the gun on to surface starting on one end and keeping one continuos motion.
- Once the caulking is on the surface, use your finger to smooth out the caulking. Keep a paper towel on hand to clean your fingers quickly.
Remember, there are different types of caulking available. Make sure you select the correct kind to use. For example, if you are working on a bathroom/tile project you will want to select the tub & tile caulk.
Repairing caulking or just adding caulking to a new project is an easy-to-do DIY project that anyone can do!
Looking for more Home Living tips? Check out these other great resources:
- Tank vs. Tankless: Which Type of Water Heater Will Work for You?
- 5 Easy Tips to Lower Your Electric Bill
- 6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Disclosure: We have a working relationship with Homes.com and are video brand ambassadors for 2013 (thus we are compensated). As always all opinions are our own.