I am in need of advice and good tips. Pointers to how-to's on the web
would be nice too.
My townhouse is 10 years old. I was about to begin painting when I
noticed that the trims and crown molding began to crack a lot. I was
told I should remove the old caulking and put in new caulk. Any tips
on how to do it? Also, I want to make sure that the new caulking
lasts. Any good ones out there? I assume that they need to expand and
contract very easily as it gets quite cold in the winter and quite hot
in the summer here. Thanks, I am a novice at all this.
The gaps vary from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch. I agree with your comment
on the humidity. So which brand is good to widthstand the varying
environment? Also, I know that caulk is supposed to last 25 to 50
years. My neighbor had the same issues I had with the cracking. They
removed the old caulking and put in some new caulking that was
guaranteed for 30 years and after 6 months, cracking re-appeared.
Thanks in advanced for the info.
I am sorry I don't have the answer to your question, but I was hoping
that the answers to my questions would help others who may have the answer.
I was afraid you were trying to calk a very large gap. It appears not,
although an 1/8 might be pushing it. ;-)
You are going to need someone who works with the stuff more often than I
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