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calk before painting?

Posted by bonniez3 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 9, 11 at 10:56

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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RE: calk before painting?

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


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RE: calk before painting?

thanks :)


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RE: calk before painting?

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.


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