caulking a door frame

real_cheepJune 22, 2010

Just bought this house. Someone did a fine job of caulking and painting around this door frame. Before I re-do it, I just want to know if this gap between the door frame and the brick is too wide to fill with caulk, or do I need to use something else? Also, what's the best way to get all those paint splatters off the brick? Any other tips would be appreciated.

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There is normally a brick moulding trim on a door frame in a brick wall. If you add one it would cover up much of the paint and provide a tighter gap.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 11:30AM
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As macv said, installing brickmold would solve a lot of your problems. Getting paint off of brick is never easy because brick is porous and some of the paint ends up in the pores of the brick. You can try a chemical cleaner like Goof Off or just xylene (the main ingredient in Goof Off). It's nasty stuff to read the precautions carefully.

If you want to get gung ho, you can scribe the brickmold to the brick to minimize any gaps.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 8:43AM
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