calk before painting?

bonniez3April 9, 2011

Just finished tiling the bathroom and have to calk where the tile meets wall. The tile comes up from the floor half way up the wall, like wainscote. I decided on a different paint color for a couple of walls and not sure if I should calk first and then paint, or do I paint walls then calk??

The calk is the same cream color as the grout. Paint is Taupe. Thanks!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Prime, calk. paint. Make SURE it is paintable calk.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 7:47AM
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bonniez3

thanks :)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 4:26PM
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don92

Do as above; prime, caulk, paint. If you like the color of the caulk and are REALLY good at caulking a thin bead of caulk as a last step can give you a straighter line on tile than painting.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 7:39AM
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