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..



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


    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 11:44AM
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