caulk--mess up

larrileeAugust 31, 2008

I need some help with a little problem. I have recently installed baseboards and I bought the wrong caulk and didn't realize it until I had half of the room done. I bought a clear caulk not realizing you couldn't paint this one, It was right by the paintable one and I grabbed the wrong one. What do I do? Help!!!! I need to be able to paint it..



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

first check the clear caulk, just because its clear doesn't mean that its not paintable. If its not paintable then the only thing you can do is to remove the caulk.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 8:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If it's 100% silicone caulk, you will need a paint scraper to remove it. Very simple once it's cured. You may have to sand a wee bit to get the crumbs off the margins. Priming again with some high-adhesion primer (oil or shellac-base) may be in order, but really only if you notice the paint start to "fisheye" (being repelled by the silicone).

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 9:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for the advice, I removed the caulk and all is well.


    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 11:44AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fence construction & what to use for finish
My fence is coming along nicely! Started last fall...
Will these trees make good lumber?
I've got 2 fallen catalpa trees that have remained...
Type of wood on floor.
Can anyone identify the type of wood on this floor?...
Gel stain on stair treads and handrail?
I have read many of the inspirational posts in the...
Advice on finishing outdoor cypress mantel
Hello all, I have a wood finishing dilemma. I have...
Jack Mason
Sponsored Products
Premier Copper Products PCP-701ORB Soap & Lotion Dispenser - PCP-701ORB
$41.00 | Hayneedle
Home Decorators Collection Counter Tops 18 in. Granite Sidesplash in Giallo
$24.99 | Home Depot
Horizon Structures 16 x 10 ft. Outdoor Garden Shed - KITGS1016
Premier Copper Products TC11DB Trash Can - TC11DB
$180.99 | Hayneedle
Premier Copper Products K-DW01ORB Single Handle Kitchen/Bar Faucet - K-DW01ORB
$153.00 | Hayneedle
Ella Showers Standard 32 in. x 60 in. x 77 in. Walk-In Shower System in Biscuit
Home Depot
Ella Showers Standard Plus 24 33 in. x 60 in. x 77-3/4 in. Barrier Free Roll-In
Home Depot
Lyons Industries Shower Enclosures Elite 34 in. x 48 in. x 69 in. 3-Piece
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™