How to Paint a Kitchen : Caulking Cracks in Wall Trimming

How to Paint a Kitchen : Caulking Cracks in Wall Trimming

Okay, our next step for painting the kitchen
is to fix all of these cracks that are occurring along the edge of the trim. And we do that
with the caulking. So let me show you how to get that started. You want to keep a pail
for clean up because it gets pretty messy. I like to keep a little bit of water and a
cloth so that I can constantly wipe my finger off. And let me show you. You want to take
the tube of caulking and you want to kind of open it with a razor. This tends to have
a razor on it. This particular gun. So I’m going to just trim open the tip right there
and then use a needle which is built into this gun as well just to clear that out so
it’s ready to go. I want to drop it right into the gun and slide this until it meets
the tube and now it’s ready to go. So our first step is to run a nice healthy bead along
all the cracks. So we’ll go ahead. Go ahead, I want to be, you want to be pretty careful
at this stage. You don’t want to make too much of a mess so kind of hold it steady.
The more careful you are at this stage the easier it is for your next step. And I want
to be careful of my plaster repair as it’s still drying. And you want to give a little
thought to not get too far ahead of yourself because you want to not have this caulking
dry before you get a chance to smooth it over. So let me just go ahead. The best tool for
smoothing out the bead that we just ran is your finger. So you want to keep it wet at
all times because it tends to gunk up otherwise. So I’m just going to go ahead and smooth that
right over. Removing any excess product wiping it off on the rag and then rewetting my finger
so that way it slides right over the product very smoothly. Make sure you have enough product
that’s actually going to fill the crack. And a little bit of excess is okay because you’re
going to be smoothing it over and wiping away. So it’s better to have too much than not enough.
Just want to make sure that there’s nothing excess on the surface. This stuff dries pretty
rubbery so it has a little bit of a flex to it. And what happens when things crack it’s
because they a lot of times will expand and contract especially around windows and areas
where there’s moisture. It’s expanding and contracting with the changing of the seasons?
And it’s moving and if the coating that’s on it, the paint is brittle, then it’s going
to crack. So what this caulking does is it fills all the cracks and seams and then it
dries into a flexible but hard coat which will kind of move with the wood. And resist
cracking for as many years as possible. Just really want to lay it into those problematic
areas. Okay, that takes care of the caulking. We
want to make sure to let that dry undisturbed for about 6 hours. And we’re almost ready
to paint.

4 thoughts on “How to Paint a Kitchen : Caulking Cracks in Wall Trimming

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