What to caulk?
We have a new porch that we will be painting in the next few days. Since all of our experience is with painting old siding we are new to 'new' structures. How much of the wood needs to be caulked? Do we need to seal up every gap between boards? We live in the midwest where summers are hot and humid and winters are usually below zero temperatures. In particular there are railings with spindals; do we need to seal every area where the spindals meet the railing top and bottoms? If I can figure out how to add a picture I will. Thanks for any and all feedback!
Here is a link that might be useful: porch rail